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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is producing some impressive numbers lately...with a subscription on PC & PS3; Scheduled 2014 PS4 release.
Elder Scrolls Online is also going to have a subscription and it is set to release sometime Spring 2014 on PC, Mac, PS4, & Xbox One.
All this rubbish about ESO releasing with a subscription adversely affecting its success is short sighted hogwash and nothing more. Bethesda & Zenimax plan for a Multi Platform release of Elder Scrolls Online (which is a part of the very successful Elder Scrolls franchise) Q1 2014. Also consider people are so done with World of Warcraft (what is considered the last really successful MMO) at this point their so ready to jump on the next bandwagon that even remotely seems worthwhile anymore. So many hyped yet poorly released or even worse complete fails in this genre have catered to alot of skeptism, critics, doubters, etc...this is obviously represented rather excessively on many gaming forums.
Ya I am aware of previous MMOs being on consoles and computers, yet they were released at a different times with minimal success at best. Next Generation Consoles are going to set a new standard in gaming that hasn't been witnessed for quite some time. PC gaming isnt what it used to be back in what I would consider its heyday as console gaming has been coming more to the forefront. Now we have tablets, smartphones, Oculus Rift, etc.... and so on...which is also affecting computer software and hardware sales. Yet it would be foolish to dismiss PC gaming as computers push the envelop, so to speak.
Wildstar, Archeage, as well as other MMOs in development are soon to release though as I consider this the only factor adversely affecting ESO sales in any way.
Of course there are many real world factors that could put a significant damper on things overall in a big way to consider carefully...though these are the times we live in anymore...
ESO current marketing strategy is pure genius and all it takes is a very well timed release of a quality MMO without alot of issues to be a blockbuster success overnight.