Updated: Square Enix MMO trio fail to muster 1m subscribers

Erik Johnson
Updated: Square Enix MMO trio fail to muster 1m subscribers

Square Enix's latest financial report reveals the publisher has yet to reach a total of 1m paying subscribers across Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Dragon Quest X.

The company indicates in its report (via Polygon) that the size of the respective MMO communities aren't a concern, thanks to “solid” revenue for each title.

"Three major MMO titles—'FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN,' which began operation last August, 'DRAGON QUEST X,' which was launched in August 2012, and 'FINAL FANTASY XI,' which has entered its thirteenth year of operation—maintain nearly 1,000,000 paying subscribers all together, and have established a solid revenue base,” the report reads.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn reached more than 1.5m subscribers worldwide in 2013 – though Square Enix didn't specify if the figure referred to active accounts, or if it included sign-ups from the original FFXIV release.

Updated: These MMO figures actually come from an original financial report that was filed on March 31st, 2014. Square Enix tells MCV that the actual number of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn paying subscribers sits at 500,000, with over 2.5m registered users. These numbers do not include the game's performance in China, which charges Chinese gamers on a per-minute pay model. A Realm Reborn will launch in Korea in 2015.

 

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Tags: square enix , mmo , final fantasy xi , MCV USA , Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn , Dragon Quest X

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