The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim hit the stores about a month ago, but it quickly became the most played game of 2011 by game-tracking and social network service Raptr.

Raptr is a social networking website and instant messenger, targeted towards video game players and a game-tracking application that covers more than 10 million users across console and PC and statistics were determined based on: total hours played in the first month; average session length in the first month; and average playtime per person in the first week, although due to data restrictions, its inaugural Most Played Awards don’t factor in Wii and PS3 playtime.

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Take a look at Raptr’s Most Played Awards of 2011 below:

    • Most Played Game – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks)
    • Most Played Shooter – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
    • Most Played RPG – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks)
    • Most Played Open-World Game – Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    • Most Played Sports Game – FIFA Soccer 12 (EA Sports)
    • Most Played Social Game – The Sims Social (EA Play)
    • Most Played New IP – L.A. Noire (Rockstar)
    • Most Successful Paid to Free-to-Play Game – DC Universe Online (Sony Online Entertainment)

Other Highlights :

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 earned double the amount of playtime in its opening month than Battlefield 3 did in its opening month.
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dominated the RPG category with six times more total playtime than the closest competitor, Dragon Age 2.
  • DC Universe Online experienced a 2500% increase in total playtime per day after switching from a subscription business model to free-to-play.
  • The Sims Social accumulated more total playtime in its opening month than all other social games released in 2011 in their respective opening months.

Raptr CEO Dennis Fong said: “2011 is turning out to be a boon for gamers, and our awards highlight how gamers are investing the most amount of their precious time playing every day.”

You can read the full report here.

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