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It means nothing. Have you checked out how fast one creates a free realm account and it's free? It is laughable that SOE is boasting these account sub numbers. Why does SOE not disclose the account sub numbers of their other games that are subscription based?
So what if a free game has 3 million subscribers that downloads in 5 mins? I myself created one account to review the process, there is one more they count towards their success rate. I also know of about 10 little children that go to school with my son that all have free realms accounts. Like them, my son will never be purchasing anything. He is 5 years of age and just has fun seeing the pretty colors and cartoon. I wonder how much money is actually coming from people buying something in that game. I do not like the way WoW has become but they still have impressive subcription numbers that they get PAID for monthly. The only way Sony was able to get a 4th of their sub numbers was to let people subscribe for free.