THE ONLINE FLIGHT SIM COMMUNITY IN NUMBERS

I’ve been collecting some numbers from alexa.com while researching the current status of the online flight sim community. Thought I’d share them here with you. The complete tables can be found at the very end of the article. Please comment if you see websites missing or wrong info posted!

 TOP FIVE COMMUNITY/NEWS WEBSITES

avsim.com 34 999
flightsim.com 37 206
simviation.com 79 883
flyawaysimulation.com 144 933
surclaro.com 193 031

 

TOP FIVE ADDON DEVELOPER WEBSITES

aerosoft.com 114 975
justflight.com 236 072
precisionmanuals.com 256 529
flight1.com 315 279
realenvironmentxtreme.com 411 535

 

TOP FIVE SIM RETAILERS

simmarket.com 105 513
aerosoft.com 114 975
fspilotshop.com 150 422
flightsimstore.com 391 678
simw.com 423 266

 

 TOP FIVE SIMULATOR PUBLISHERS

microsoft.com 30
proflightsimulator.com* 26 866
x-plane.com 67 053
flightgear.com 78 522
digitalcombatsimulator.com 227 954

* http://www.flightgear.org/flightprosim.html

 

And to put things into perspective, here are the

TOP FIVE GAME WEBSITES

battlefield.com 901
swtor.com 1 299
leagueoflegends.com 1 468
travian.com 1 601
callofduty.com 2 747

 

TOP FIVE WEBSITES IN THE WORLD

google.com 1
facebook.com 2
youtube.com 3
yahoo.com 4
baidu.com 5

COMMUNITY AND NEWS WEBSITES

avsim.com 34 999
flightsim.com 37 206
simviation.com 79 883
ivao.aero 83 297
simhq.com 95 699
compilots.com 132 463
flyawaysimulation.com 144 933
surclaro.com 193 031
vatsim.net 202 639
simflight.com 210 156
rikoooo.com 317 571
fsdome.com 326 601
flightsimworld.com 327 284
sim-outhouse.com 425 912
simflight.de 457 946
fsdownload.com 464 551
mycockpit.org 465 786
fsdeveloper.com 633 261
combatsim.com 654 834
vectorsflightcommunity.com 801 897
freewarescenery.com 1 015 653
simtours.net 1 112 213
flightsimulatornetwork.com 1 172 703
dutchfs.com 1 225 572
mutleyshangar.com 1 758 581
flightsim.no 3 197 145
simflight.nl 3 799 905

DEVELOPER WEBSITES*

aerosoft.com 114 975
saitek.com 152 337
justflight.com 236 072
precisionmanuals.com 256 529
flight1.com 315 279
realenvironmentxtreme.com 411 535
airnavsystems.com 425 939
fullterrain.com (ORBX) 551 736
uk2000scenery.com 568 696
wilcopub.com 573 742
captainsim.com 633 924
flyaoamedia.com 704 044
abacuspub.com 718 881
fsnordic.net 809 236
carenado.com 817 131
premaircraft.com 840 660
feelthere.com 852 702
fs2000.org 869 965
fs2crew.com 898 495
a2asimulations.com 968 577
hifitechinc.com 1 061 393
fsdreamteam.com 1 162 958
qwsim.com 1 311 954
commerciallevel.com 1 334 286
simkits.com 1 506 834
schiratti.com 1 673 706
goflightinc.com 1 739 932
fsflyingschool.com 1 983 091
nemethdesigns.com 2 118 152
lotussim.com 2 377 411
francevfr.com 2 413 184
fscommander.com 2 430 896
leveldsim.com 2 438 349
flythemaddog.com 2 578 190
irissimulations.com 2 680 512
megascenery.com 2 740 902
milviz.com 2 925 139
realairsimulations.com 2 927 751
afs-design.de 3 055 662
overland.co.jp 3 065 090
fsgenesis.com 3 067 139
vrinsight.com 3 182 370
earthsimulations.com 3 200 314
arianedesign.com 3 749 667
flytampa.com 3 921 110
latinvfr.com 4 024 802
lionheartcreations.com 4 069 604
flightillusion.com 4 084 303
virtavia.com 4 107 243
cerasimaircraft.com 4 124 465
majesticsoftware.com 4 233 023
fsaddon.eu 4 269 182
area51sim.com 4 809 044
tropicalsim.com 4 962 842
deltasimstudio.com 5 721 837
fsim.net 6 469 447
xtremeprototypes.com 6 563 498
mcphatstudios.net 6 598 723
dbsim.com 7 345 489
razbamsims.com 9 749 846

* Unranked sites and sites ranking lower than 10,000,000 have been deliberatly excluded.

 SIM RETAILERS

simmarket.com 105 513
aerosoft.com 114 975
fspilotshop.com 150 422
flightsimstore.com 391 678
simw.com 423 266
pcaviator.com 491 627
simpilot.com 1 007 635

FLIGHT SIMULATOR WEBSITES

microsoft.com 30
proflightsimulator.com* 26 866
x-plane.com 67 053
flightgear.com 78 522
digitalcombatsimulator.com 227 954
riseofflight.com 285 656
takeonthegame.com 360 276
hitechcreations.com 455 610
outerra.com 801 556
lockon.co.uk 935 749
airlinesimulation.com 1 361 502
prepar3D.com 1 543 701
aeroflyfs.com 1 808 406
atcsimulator.com 3 218 043

* http://www.flightgear.org/flightprosim.html

OTHER SIMULATORS AND POPULAR GAMES

battlefield.com 901
swtor.com 1 299
leagueoflegends.com 1 468
travian.com 1 601
callofduty.com 2 747
minecraft.net 2 892
elderscrolls.com 10 335
railsimulator.com 255 599
astragon.de 489 769
shipsim.com 638 007
scssoftware.com 25 950 992

 

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5 thoughts on “THE ONLINE FLIGHT SIM COMMUNITY IN NUMBERS

  1. 🙂 Alexa is flawed in many ways. But so are most other ‘ranking’ and ‘hits’ companies. It is a little bit like the US ‘rating companies’ 😉

    Especially the communities would be better judged in terms of activity BOTH ways, and not only hits for readers (mostly).

    As for the publishers/developers/distributors…. there’s a bit of apples and oranges in that too.

    Not saying that this isn’t an interesting overview, but in our ‘industry’ it is the myriad SMALL companies that really make the community and hobby, not the few larger ones. YMMV.

    • The rankings are indeed not to be regarded as an exact science. These numbers should be used with caution, but they are interesting nontheless. They give a rough idea of the traffic some sites sees, but don’t tell much about the business or activity they generate by customers and members.

      I wasn’t aware of the Silvercloud store. It will be added to my links page.

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