Editor’s note: The peak concurrent figures listed in this article have been pulled from publicly available information that, in some cases, is limited to a single platform. Where the article denotes a plus symbol, the figure does not include player numbers on a platform that likely would have added to its total substantially (i.e. PS4 and Xbox One), or because it was stated that the actual number exceeded the figure stated.
15) Maple Story – 136,000 +
Games with the Highest Peak Concurrent Players
The 2D MMORPG Maple Story has dropped off quite a bit in recent years, but during in its golden years, it was hitting some pretty serious concurrent player numbers. In 2009, Maple Story achieved “over” 136,000 concurrent players according to Nexon America CEO, Daniel Kim. The figure stated is actually for North American servers only, so the global total was likely far higher. Not hard to imagine given that in the same year, Maple Story had 92 million active users. Compatibility issues with Windows 10 have since seen the population dwindle.