Final Fantasy XIV surpasses 5m registered users

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Final Fantasy XIV currently boasts more than 5m registered accounts worldwide, according to Square Enix.

The milestone has been reached in just two years out from the re-release's launch, following theshutdown of the original FFXIVin 2012. Square Enix notes that the number excludes those playing via an introductory free trial.

For comparison's sake: subscription-based MMORPG competitor World of Warcraft has a total of 5.6m paying subscribers, as of Blizzard's latest finical report.

Final Fantasy XIV is currently available on PS3, PS4 and Windows PC.