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Highlights of interest to anyone interested in this:
1) Financial report (oddly) included billing from OCTOBER 2012 by itself, allowing the easiest calculation of subscriptions I have ever seen in a public report that was not stated.
"The billing for The Secret World for the previous
month (October) amounted to approximately 1,100
TUSD. As part of the process of optimizing the
revenue for the game, the Company is currently
working on updating and refining the business
Well, given that information, and knowing that the average billing given Funcom's model is about $20 U.S. per month, the math comes easy.
1.1 million / 20 = 55000 subscribers.
$20/month is because Funcom was very adamant that 30-40% of their revenue was coming from in-game shops. So the average player is paying approximately $20.00 per month. Perhaps you can massage some different billing options and the real number might be closer to $18-$19/month.
Conclusion: Funcom as of October 2012 was floating 55-70k subscribers for "The Secret World".
2) The rest of the report is really pessimistic compared to normal Funcom standards. We will have difficulty remaining cash flow positive in 2013 is a pretty bold statement considering they only have 17 million dollars left. Notwithstanding a positive quarter due to the release of the game, it would be hard for anyone to think that Funcom survives if it does not accept the offer put forward to it by EA or Activision.