Raptr's second annual most-played awards (check out 2011's awards for some Skyrim love) names Borderlands 2 as the most popular new game of 2012, while Modern Warfare 3 was the most popular game in 2012 released any time.
Other highlights include biggest boost from user-generated content (Portal 2, thanks to this), most-played Xbox Live Arcade game (Minecraft), and most-played new IP (Dragon's Dogma). Here are some other interesting tidbits from Raptr's report:
- In 2012, gamers spent the most time with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, beating out League of Legends, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, and World of Warcraft, all games that were released before the calendar year and have managed to sustain high levels of community engagement.
- Borderlands 2 saw 200% more total playtime than its closest competitor, Diablo III, in its first month of release.
- Portal 2 saw a 446% increase in daily playtime after releasing mod tools that allowed users to create their own levels.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic experienced a 136% increase in total playtime per day after switching from a subscription business model to free-to-play.
- Dragon’s Dogma won the category for most played new IP, edging out Dishonored and TERA.
Check out the full report over at Raptr's site. Did you play a lot of Borderlands 2 this year?