Sometimes, a video game’s economy has real-life monetary value. Players will spend their hard-earned real-world dollars and exchange them for virtual money in their favorite games. It’s a little odd, but it happens so much that some online games have economies that have become incredibly inflated.
A new study conducted by Japan-101 reveals which online games have the highest real-world currencies. Furthermore, the research analyzes official and illegal channels for players to buy in-game currency.
PATH OF EXILE
The Divine Orbs of Path of Exile comfortably tops the list. The action RPG features an in-game economy that translates to $1 equalling five Divine Orbs. This is a conversion rate that easily outclasses every other game.
Despite still being in early access, Star Citizen makes the list of the ten online games with the highest real-world currencies. The controversial online game has an exchange rate of $1 to 6,662 in-game units.
Unlike Classic WoW, modern World of Warcraft allows players to spend $20 and buy gold directly in the game. Blizzard‘s decision has affected the conversion rate between real-world money and in-game gold.