Monday, September 2, 2013

What does #1 mean?

According to ICV2 Pathfinder is the #1 selling RPG and it has been the #1 line for the last year.


Top 5 Roleplaying Games – Spring 2013

Title
Publisher
1
Pathfinder
Paizo Publishing
2
Dungeons & Dragons
Wizards of the Coast
3
Star Wars
Fantasy Flight Games
4
Iron Kingdoms
Privateer Press
5
Dark Heresy/Rogue Trader/Deathwatch
Fantasy Flight Games

Top 5 Roleplaying Games – Fall 2012

Title
Publisher
1
Pathfinder
Paizo Publishing
2
Star Wars
Fantasy Flight Games
3
Dungeons & Dragons
Wizards of the Coast
4
Dark Heresy/Rogue Trader/Deathwatch
Fantasy Flight Games
5
Iron Kingdoms
Privateer Press

Top 5 Roleplaying Games – Summer 2012

Title
Publisher
1
Pathfinder
Paizo Publishing
2
Dungeons & Dragons
Wizards of the Coast
3
Dark Heresy/Rogue Trader/Deathwatch
Fantasy Flight Games
4
Dragon Age
Green Ronin Publishing
5
Dungeon Crawl Classics
Goodman Games


Top 5 Roleplaying Games – Spring 2012

Title
Publisher
1
Pathfinder
Paizo Publishing
2
Dungeons & Dragons
Wizards of the Coast
3
Dark Heresy/Rogue Trader/Deathwatch
Fantasy Flight Games
4
Dragon Age
Green Ronin Publishing
5
Marvel Heroic Roleplaying
Margaret Weis Productions


According to Inc. Paizo Publishing is ranked #2370 of the top 5000 list.

2013 STATISTICS
Rank: 2370
3-year growth:152%
2012 Revenue:$11.2 million
2009 Revenue:$4.4 million
Web site:Paizo.com
Employees: 42
Jobs added, prev. 3 years:17
Founded: 2002
Location:Redmond, WA
Industry: Retail

There is quite a bit of information and speculation to be gleaned from these simple information bits. This kind of information should also help explain why Hasbro is expanding the license of D&D continually into boardgames, lego like toys, video games and other non-rpg fields.


2 comments:

Gorgonmilk said...

Ah, the Dragon Master's Ring, highly coveted symbol of RPG publishing dominance.

Narmer said...

Why do I find that ring...disturbing?