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More Than 1.7 Million Active Subscribers 2/1/12 [EA Conf Call Discussion Thread]

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  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAPosts: 4,205Member Uncommon

    Not too shabby. I'm still not resubbing until this game has grown quite a bit.  Will be interesting to see if they can keep this number or grow it over the next year.

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  • MattNeMattNe Bozeman, MTPosts: 90Member

    Not bad a month and a half in.

  • fonyfony hempstead, NYPosts: 755Member

    double WAR's peak, so about twice as long to hit bottom.

  • udorusudorus edinburghPosts: 79Member

    /yawn

  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABPosts: 3,133Member Uncommon

    good, that means it's successful. Hopefully GW2 doesn't decimate the SWTOR population because people want to play a real mmo!

     

     

    I'm kidding. Glad to see it's going well.

     

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  • AusareAusare adamstown, MDPosts: 850Member

    1.7 active as of 12/31/11

  • zakiyawowzakiyawow Boston, MAPosts: 626Member Common

    Damn OP beats me to it. I know someone will post it and we will see different spin on the number to make it look like

    1. EA is lying

    2. Game is still failing bad

    Hurry up guys...time to chew the report up :)

  • ZizouXZizouX Burbank, CAPosts: 670Member

    .....

     

    Official market watch and financial reports by EA are lies.... This game is dying and everyone knows it.  All you need to read is the xfire numbers.  I get my info from xfire.. not these "official" market reports.   

     

    The writer of the article is obviously on the take.....and if anyong doesn't think so, you're naive to say the least.

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,977Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Ausare

    1.7 active as of 12/31/11

    Ah, so this is really just the initial rush, not what the totals are currently (which I suspect have dropped)

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  • zakiyawowzakiyawow Boston, MAPosts: 626Member Common

    Originally posted by Ausare

    1.7 active as of 12/31/11

     

    Err...L2R ....all I have to say

  • fonyfony hempstead, NYPosts: 755Member

    this is Q4 2011 AKA the initial rush. this is not how many people are subscribed right now.

  • ZizouXZizouX Burbank, CAPosts: 670Member

    Originally posted by Ausare

    1.7 active as of 12/31/11

    The same issue was brought up in the official forums... One of the people who replied actually posts market trends and quarterly reports for a living.  He said, when the word "current" or "currently" is used in an article, it means just that... RIGHT NOW.

     

    The report references the actual number of sales, but the active subscriptions are current (as of 2/1/12).  I dont' know if it's true, it it's at least one counter to your argument.

  • dubyahitedubyahite Lincoln, NEPosts: 2,483Member

    Originally posted by Ausare

    1.7 active as of 12/31/11

    Incorrect.  That is for the end of their fiscal year's 3rd quarter, which ended yesterday.

     

    There are 1.7 million subs right now. 

     

    Edit: Nope I'm incorrect.  the fiscal quarter ended in december.....carry on   lol

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  • zakiyawowzakiyawow Boston, MAPosts: 626Member Common

    Originally posted by Kyleran

    Originally posted by Ausare

    1.7 active as of 12/31/11

    Ah, so this is really just the initial rush, not what the totals are currently (which I suspect have dropped)

    No. The quarter report ended at 12/31/11

    The current active sub number ( as of 2/1/12 ) is 1.7.

    It will probably drop more after the next billing cycle. 1.7 is people who subbed after free 30 days. Either by 60 days game card or credit cards.

  • dubyahitedubyahite Lincoln, NEPosts: 2,483Member

    Originally posted by fony

    this is Q4 2011 AKA the initial rush. this is not how many people are subscribed right now.

    Wrong.

     

    This is Q3 of their Fiscal Year which ended yesterday.  

     

    Edit, nope i'm wrong. lol.  ended 12/31/11  

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  • EliandalEliandal Chelmsford, ONPosts: 796Member

    Originally posted by zakiyawow

    Damn OP beats me to it. I know someone will post it and we will see different spin on the number to make it look like

    1. EA is lying

    2. Game is still failing bad

    Hurry up guys...time to chew the report up :)

     

      Of course!  Because we all know that publically traded companies can define what 'subscriber' means to them, and then lie about it with impunity!.  However don't be too disappointed, the regular chicken littles will be in here screaming soon enough!

  • AusareAusare adamstown, MDPosts: 850Member

    Quarterly finacial reports can only show information for the quarters they are reporting.  Current info is report in a prospectus report.  Otherwise you get a black mark against you in the markets for mixing information from quarters.  All that information is from the end of 2011.

  • StuporityStupority EspooPosts: 53Member

    So many? That's a bummer because when TSW or GW2 comes out giving me an excuse to rage-quite with a dramatic open farewell letter to BioWare on mmorpg.com they won't even take notice:( 

  • AnolevAnolev Seattle, WAPosts: 265Member

    Originally posted by ZizouX

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    Official market watch and financial reports by EA are lies.... This game is dying and everyone knows it.  All you need to read is the xfire numbers.  I get my info from xfire.. not these "official" market reports.   

     

    The write of the article is obviously on the take.....and if anyong doesn't think so, you're naive to say the least.

    I sincerely hope you're joking.

    This isn't some marketing ploy or a press release.  This is a public earnings statement being made to the investors, has been through auditors, and is reviewed by the SEC.  These numbers are real.

    Also, to the person who said the numbers for SW:TOR were through the end of December, no, re-read the article... it says those numbers are through "a little over one month"... meaning since the game launched at the end of December, those numbers are reflective of their subs at the end of January (i.e. yesterday).

  • RamsaltRamsalt osloPosts: 20Member

    "Electronic Arts Inc. today announced preliminary financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011.

    so 1,7mill people who setup a sub before that. I wonder how many still playing, heh.

  • zakiyawowzakiyawow Boston, MAPosts: 626Member Common

    Originally posted by Eliandal

    Originally posted by zakiyawow

    Damn OP beats me to it. I know someone will post it and we will see different spin on the number to make it look like

    1. EA is lying

    2. Game is still failing bad

    Hurry up guys...time to chew the report up :)

     

      Of course!  Because we all know that publically traded companies can define what 'subscriber' means to them, and then lie about it with impunity!.  However don't be too disappointed, the regular chicken littles will be in here screaming soon enough!

    They just did and I am laughing in real life LOL

  • obiiobii WienPosts: 779Member Uncommon

    Yes, the date is confusing.

    It sounds more like they count every sold game in december as active subscriber, which is basically true.

    But as the first month is free ...

     

    Overall did EA make money or lose money 2011?

  • WarjinWarjin Harrisburg, PAPosts: 1,215Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by ZizouX

    .....

     

    Official market watch and financial reports by EA are lies.... This game is dying and everyone knows it.  All you need to read is the xfire numbers.  I get my info from xfire.. not these "official" market reports.   

     

    The writer of the article is obviously on the take.....and if anyong doesn't think so, you're naive to say the least.

    I don't use xfire and many people don't, xfire only shows the number of the people that have it running in the backround during game play, you'r logic is flawed.

  • Creslin321Creslin321 Baltimore, MDPosts: 5,359Member

    I'm not trying to be a hater here, but aren't financial reports created at the end of quarters?  So wouldn't this data be from December 31, 2011?  Not sure, but that's just what I would think.

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  • udonudon Durham, NCPosts: 1,797Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by ZizouX

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    Official market watch and financial reports by EA are lies.... This game is dying and everyone knows it.  All you need to read is the xfire numbers.  I get my info from xfire.. not these "official" market reports.   

     

    The writer of the article is obviously on the take.....and if anyong doesn't think so, you're naive to say the least.

    These are legally binding SEC fillings.  If they lie people can/will go to jail for it.

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