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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: 1.5 Million Registrations Strong

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,583MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Square Enix is reporting that over 1.5 million players have registered to play Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. This number does not reflect subscriptions, but is a strong indicator of the game's success as compared to the first time 'round.

The combined total is across North America, Europe, Japan and PAL territories on both the Windows® PC and PlayStation® 3 entertainment systems.  In related news, Square Enix also recently announced that the beta program for the next generation PlayStation 4 system will commence on February 22, 2014. 



Furthermore, the first content update (Patch 2.1) is scheduled for release later this December, which will include key features, including Player vs. Player (PvP) battle arena, new dungeons, player housing and more.



Finally, players can now also transfer their characters to another world via the World Transfer Service, which is available starting this week.  Details are available here.

Find out more about Final Fantaxy XIV.

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  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,968Member Uncommon
    Low for a massive IP.
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,757Member Uncommon

    1.5 should have been on PC only. Being multiplatform sharing the same servers should have boosted the amount of people registered and playing. I think the subscription was the problem, at least with the console players. And of course, the amount of bang (content) for your buck.

    My opinion of course.

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  • bbuuddbbuudd edmonton, ABPosts: 8Member

    Either way, good games will get players with/without subs or pay2play. We all will play a game if we like it. either f2p or p2p if you love the game you will play it. companies brag and boast about their numbers. but that doesn't change the fact on if its a good game or not, the player will decide for themselves.

    IMHO

  • EvilGeekEvilGeek londonPosts: 1,225Member Uncommon

     


    Originally posted by Yaevindusk

    Originally posted by TalulaRose [mod edit]
     

     

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    That really did make me laugh out loud :)

    On Topic:

    Good news, as a fan of the game, thoroughly enjoying it, I hope that means some meaningful longevity with good patches for the future.

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  • SamhaelSamhael Huntsville, ALPosts: 696Member Uncommon
    1.5 registrations? Meaningless. Give us an active count and that would actually mean something. I saw a slew of people come and go.
  • CalerxesCalerxes LondonPosts: 1,630Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Samhael
    1.5 registrations? Meaningless. Give us an active count and that would actually mean something. I saw a slew of people come and go.

     

    Though not quite meaningless as if they had decent uptake on purchases and subs they would have used that number not the PR registration divert tactic. I'm registered as a FFXIV 1.0 player but only played some of the 2.0 beta but nothing since release as my 14 days free was at release and I don't play MMO's at release for obvious reasons. I'm a little pissed that I couldn't use the 14 days at anytime seeing as they had massive problems at launch which drove home for me why I stopped playing MMO's at launch. But hey ho I'll just wait for the inevitable f2p/freemium transition which for me is assured after this little PR stunt. 

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  • Aldous.HuxleyAldous.Huxley Monticello, MNPosts: 418Member
    I know multiple people who are waiting to purchase it when the PS4 comes out, so I imagine they'll be gettimg a bit of a bump next month.
  • ZizouXZizouX Burbank, CAPosts: 670Member

    YoshiP said that they only need 400k subscribers for this game to be around for 10 years.

     

    They have that much in Japan alone.

     

    You don't need WoW like numbers to be a success.  No game will ever have that much again.  What matters is, is the game turning a profit and allowing you to provide a steady stream of content.   With those considerations in mind,  FFXIV is on the right track, and given the failure of 1.0, 2.0/ARR is a resounding success.

     

    If you are being objective, there's no way you can deny that.

     
  • Fenrisl1234Fenrisl1234 wdwdwd, AKPosts: 39Member

    Only 1.5M ??????

     

    Runescape is at 200M REGISTERED player....for a multiplatform game I'm dissapointed

     

  • derek39derek39 monett, MOPosts: 155Member Uncommon
    its a great game.. im going to sub again sometime. but theres just so much going on in video games right now i dont feel like i need a sub right now lol

    Monster Hunter Veteran since '04.
    Currently playing: MH4U, Bloodborne, FFXIV, and a bit of GW2 on the side.

  • NobleNerdNobleNerd Wolcott, NYPosts: 671Member Uncommon
    I enjoyed my time in Eorzea up until I was hacked. The nonexistent response of SE after using all the right channels to submit my report was disappointing. At this point I wouldn't even call it a bad customer service experience... instead there was no customer experience at all!! After this I chose to not sub. any longer.

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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,757Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ZizouX

    YoshiP said that they only need 400k subscribers for this game to be around for 10 years.

     

    isnt that funny when Square Enix considered Tomb Raider a major failure for selling 5+ million copies and now they only need 400k people playing their mmo to be a success.

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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,506Member Uncommon

    World of Tanks - 65 million registered users.

    Xbox live - 40 million users.

     

    But those are meaningless you see as they are not talking about *active* users, now here is a stat that actually means something

     

    League of Legends - 12 million *active* daily players, 32 million active monthly players

     

     

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,506Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aldous.Huxley
    I know multiple people who are waiting to purchase it when the PS4 comes out, so I imagine they'll be gettimg a bit of a bump next month.

    This is actually going to be a very small % - I thought the same thing, I asked a friend who works for a game company why they were not jumping on the next gen console bandwagon.

    He said - there's a ton of PS3s and 360s out there and it will take a couple of years for PS4 and XBOXones to be a large % of the market, so the initial game sales for new consoles are going to be a small number.

     

  • KhinRuniteKhinRunite ManilaPosts: 879Member

    Not to speak against the game's fun value, but I have to wonder. Did they set a low bar for this game? Sleeping Dogs made as much as this and it was considered a failure. Same with Hitman and Tomb Raider, which sold more.

  • Ender4Ender4 milwaukee, WIPosts: 2,253Member

    So basically it got the must buy every MMORPG crowd and nothing else. Probably be free to play in under a year.

  • RyowulfRyowulf Greensburg, PAPosts: 668Member
    It was/is $30 and it was free for people who bought the first version.  The question is how many of those 1.5 resubbed? How many 4-6 months from now.  
  • drivendawndrivendawn montgomery, ALPosts: 1,241Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rojo6934
    Originally posted by ZizouX

    YoshiP said that they only need 400k subscribers for this game to be around for 10 years.

     

    isnt that funny when Square Enix considered Tomb Raider a major failure for selling 5+ million copies and now they only need 400k people playing their mmo to be a success.

    There is a sub on this game so not that funny really.

  • AIMonsterAIMonster Apopka, FLPosts: 2,059Member
    Originally posted by KhinRunite

    Not to speak against the game's fun value, but I have to wonder. Did they set a low bar for this game? Sleeping Dogs made as much as this and it was considered a failure. Same with Hitman and Tomb Raider, which sold more.

    Not defending the numbers, but I think they set a more realistic goal with this game.  The fact Tomb Raider remained a best seller for quite a while after release and was still deemed a failure by Square Enix means their budget was poorly managed and their expectations were unrealistic.

    Back on topic, this number doesn't seem to impressive to me, nor does it really give us any indication of how well the game is doing.  I believe GW2 had this number (maybe more) of registrations just for the beta, and the game has sold over 3.5 million copies and had 400k concurrent users at one point.  I think within the first 2 weeks it had over 2 million copies sold.  Just for comparison sakes.

    The game is by no means doing poorly though.  It's definitely sustaining itself right now.  My opinion of the game is pretty much across the board negative, but definitely need to give them that at least.

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  • drivendawndrivendawn montgomery, ALPosts: 1,241Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Fenrisl1234

    Only 1.5M ??????

     

    Runescape is at 200M REGISTERED player....for a multiplatform game I'm dissapointed

     

     

    How long has runescape been out? Talk about unrealistic expectations.

  • tommygunzIItommygunzII Roanoke, VAPosts: 321Member

    As reported last weekFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has over 1.5 million registered players worldwide, but naturally this doesn’t mean that all 1.5 million players are actively playing the game. Yoshida provides a little more insight.

    “As FFXIV: ARR is a subscription based business model, naturally there will be players who will not play anymore once they finish the main scenario,” he concedes. However, he continues, “MMORPGs that launched after 2008 with a subscription based model retained a maximum of 35% of their users during the first month of subscriptions. However, FFXIV: ARR has surpassed this number by a wide margin.”

    http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/113554

  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,143Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Samhael
    1.5 registrations? Meaningless. Give us an active count and that would actually mean something. I saw a slew of people come and go.

    ... like me. :-)

     

    I'm happy for those that enjoy ARR, but I'm not among them. There are so many thing that disappointed me that no patch can handle.

  • Paragus1Paragus1 Philadelphia, PAPosts: 1,739Member Uncommon
    Why would you tout a number that has no real meaning?   That's like when some MMOs brag about forum accounts or other such nonsense.   There is probably a reason they don't talk about the only number that really counts.
  • CalerxesCalerxes LondonPosts: 1,630Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Paragus1
    Why would you tout a number that has no real meaning?   That's like when some MMOs brag about forum accounts or other such nonsense.   There is probably a reason they don't talk about the only number that really counts.

     

    That's the real rub, for one of the biggest IP's in RPG land and was released on PS3 this is a truly dismal showing even if it was active players. GW2 a no name IP to anyone outside of MMO land got 3.5 million sales. Warhammer sold in excess of 1 million and that was a clusterfuck of a release and how many of these "registrations" are like me from version 1.0?

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  • Swids2010Swids2010 plymouthPosts: 244Member
    Im enjoying the game at the moment but it doesn't feel like something ill still be playing into next year. But i remember seeing a interview with the lead and he was saying they will run happy on about 40k subscriptions so even if only a fraction carry on playing i think they will be quite happy.

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