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Final Fantasy XIV Has Reached Over 16M Players Since Launch & Shadowbringers Launch Trailer - MMORPG

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imageFinal Fantasy XIV Has Reached Over 16M Players Since Launch & Shadowbringers Launch Trailer - MMORPG.com

Final Fantasy XIV is part of today's Square Enix E3 2019 presentation. During the chat by Naoki Yoshida, he revealed that subscriptions are at an all-time high just ahead of Shadowbringers and that the game has reached over 16M players since ARR launched six years ago.

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  • stebo104stebo104 Member UncommonPosts: 11
    Rip Wow and their 12mil max, FF14 has gotten that and passed it by 4mil
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 6,810
    Wow had 12 million at one time, FFXIV most likely has 16 million total...Quite a difference.
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  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 4,146

    stebo104 said:

    Rip Wow and their 12mil max, FF14 has gotten that and passed it by 4mil



    You're a bit confused here. It isn't 16m concurrent subs.
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  • Viper482Viper482 Member EpicPosts: 2,392
    Didn't need numbers, FFXIV is the game that cares about the gamer experience. Blizzard doesn't care about the game or the gamer anymore, they are in cash grab mode at this point. Good riddance, good luck with mobile.
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  • Mars_OrbitalMars_Orbital Member RarePosts: 713
    voice of that one dude from ESO. Kind of reminds me of Elder Scrolls Daedra elements, som e are kind of ok and others are not ok at all.
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  • hikaru77hikaru77 Member UncommonPosts: 1,112


    Wow had 12 million at one time, FFXIV most likely has 16 million total...Quite a difference.



    WoW never had 12 million, that's was a marketing thing. Actually if you take a look a mmo population data right now, FFXIV have more active players than WoW.
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  • SpiiderSpiider Member RarePosts: 718
    A battle between wow and ffixv.... Tells you all about mmo rpg market in the past decade... Dry as a bone, poor as a church mouse, exciting as a grain of sand on a sandy bach... This happens when company executives make games instead of gamers.
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  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 4,823
    edited June 11

    hikaru77 said:





    Wow had 12 million at one time, FFXIV most likely has 16 million total...Quite a difference.






    WoW never had 12 million, that's was a marketing thing. Actually if you take a look a mmo population data right now, FFXIV have more active players than WoW.



    WoW had 'over' 12 million subscribers in 2010. It's not bullshit or inflated with some trick. It's a fact.

    Subscribers was defined as:

    "individuals who have paid a subscription fee or have an active prepaid card to play World of Warcraft, as well as those who have purchased the game and are within their free month of access. Internet Game Room players who have accessed the game over the last thirty days are also counted as subscribers. The above definition excludes all players under free promotional subscriptions, expired or cancelled subscriptions, and expired prepaid cards."

    There was no marketing bullshit. The only way it's not true is if they were simply flat out lying.. which they weren't because those numbers are tied to their accounts and it would have been illegal.

    .. but I don't care about the FFXIV vs WoW thing. Both are very healthy but WoW is on the slow decline at the moment and FFXIV is on the slow rise. Personally, I couldn't stick with FFXIV.. even after getting past the core game quest grind. It's just not for me.
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  • XiaokiXiaoki Member RarePosts: 3,188

    Viper482 said:

    Didn't need numbers, FFXIV is the game that cares about the gamer experience. Blizzard doesn't care about the game or the gamer anymore, they are in cash grab mode at this point. Good riddance, good luck with mobile.



    I wonder kind of "mode" FF14: ARR will be in on its 15th birthday.
  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,016
    stebo104 said:
    Rip Wow and their 12mil max, FF14 has gotten that and passed it by 4mil
    WoW's a little above 100mil by that standard...
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  • UnbinoUnbino Member UncommonPosts: 14
    Blizzard sold its soul. Ríp
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 11,124
    I so wish this was the FF that was getting remade with top notch graphics, will we ever see that done in a MMORPG? Even a graphics makeover would be good, FFIV deserves better graphics.
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  • Shanky_ShankyShanky_Shanky Newbie CommonPosts: 18
    Well, congrats to Square Enix
  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 2,918
    Such a big "spoiler" about hydelean and zodiark.

  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade Member EpicPosts: 4,615
    Viper482 said:
    Didn't need numbers, FFXIV is the game that cares about the gamer experience. Blizzard doesn't care about the game or the gamer anymore, they are in cash grab mode at this point. Good riddance, good luck with mobile.
    Gotta admit, Square does a really good job catering to its playerbase, yeah.
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  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade Member EpicPosts: 4,615
    Scot said:
    I so wish this was the FF that was getting remade with top notch graphics, will we ever see that done in a MMORPG? Even a graphics makeover would be good, FFIV deserves better graphics.
    Final Fantasy with BDO graphics, please :sunglasses:
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  • RunRabbitRunRabbit Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    edited June 11

    stebo104 said:

    Rip Wow and their 12mil max, FF14 has gotten that and passed it by 4mil



    You qualify as either a parrot or a sheep.
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  • RemaliRemali Member UncommonPosts: 260
    What about bdo 18.5 mil in half the time ff has been out.But of course what counts is how many players stay with the game and not total accounts created as eso boasts also 13.5 mil
  • XingbairongXingbairong Member RarePosts: 881

    hikaru77 said:





    Wow had 12 million at one time, FFXIV most likely has 16 million total...Quite a difference.






    WoW never had 12 million, that's was a marketing thing. Actually if you take a look a mmo population data right now, FFXIV have more active players than WoW.



    WoW had over 12 mil active accounts and that couldn't be a lie because those numbers were for their investors.

    The current WoW expansion is really bad, so it's not a surprise if at the moment FF14 have more active players, however that doesn't make FF14 better neither WoW having more subs make it better. It comes down to personal preference, so I don't think it's right to compare them.
    For example I like WoW more than FF14, but at the moment I'm leveling a char on FF14 while I haven't logged in WoW in 1-2 months now.

    @Remali total accounts is such a irrelevant number to be honest... I have a level 8 char in ESO, so from those 13.5mil accounts there's at least 1 that played 2 hours and stopped playing the game :D
  • Shanky_ShankyShanky_Shanky Newbie CommonPosts: 18
    edited June 11


    Viper482 said:

    Didn't need numbers, FFXIV is the game that cares about the gamer experience. Blizzard doesn't care about the game or the gamer anymore, they are in cash grab mode at this point. Good riddance, good luck with mobile.



    I'm okay with both but I agree- after last expansions for WoW Blizzard loosing their fanbase pretty fast. And like it wasn't enough - they started that mobile games thing, everyone was like "wut"
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  • alyndalealyndale Member UncommonPosts: 905
    When you understand the saga of the fall and complete rejuvenation of Final Fantasy XIV, I think one may respect people who led the rebuild such as Yoshi.

    Congrats Yoshi and all the fine people behind the scenes of this wonderful mmo!

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  • VexiusxVexiusx Member UncommonPosts: 173

    stebo104 said:

    Rip Wow and their 12mil max, FF14 has gotten that and passed it by 4mil



    You must be special, FF has a TOTAL (inactive/active) sub count of 16 million, WoW already reached that milestone in 2008. And now most likely has over 100-200M accounts. FF is afraid to call their active numbers cause no game will EVER match wow's active sub count no matter how good or bad wow does they will always be number one with active subs until it shuts down it's servers.

    I'm expecting FF to have around 200-500K active subs while WoW in one of the shittiest expansions still holds over 5+ mil active subs and not to mention that will rise significantly when Classic comes out.
  • Viper482Viper482 Member EpicPosts: 2,392
    edited June 11

    Xiaoki said:



    Viper482 said:


    Didn't need numbers, FFXIV is the game that cares about the gamer experience. Blizzard doesn't care about the game or the gamer anymore, they are in cash grab mode at this point. Good riddance, good luck with mobile.






    I wonder kind of "mode" FF14: ARR will be in on its 15th birthday.



    I see what you did there, you must think you're pretty clever.

    I can tell you this....if they keep treating their product and their customers like they have they will be in a MUCH better place than Blizzard and WoW. You can take that shit to the bank. Blizzard has phoned it in, they tuned out the player base and went rogue. BfA is a trainwreck and they are bleeding subs. Square Enix is doing it right.
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  • Viper482Viper482 Member EpicPosts: 2,392
    edited June 11

    Vexiusx said:



    stebo104 said:


    Rip Wow and their 12mil max, FF14 has gotten that and passed it by 4mil






    You must be special, FF has a TOTAL (inactive/active) sub count of 16 million, WoW already reached that milestone in 2008. And now most likely has over 100-200M accounts. FF is afraid to call their active numbers cause no game will EVER match wow's active sub count no matter how good or bad wow does they will always be number one with active subs until it shuts down it's servers.



    I'm expecting FF to have around 200-500K active subs while WoW in one of the shittiest expansions still holds over 5+ mil active subs and not to mention that will rise significantly when Classic comes out.



    Sources now or it didn't happen. Oh, and "Fanboy. 2019. MMORPG.COM" is not a source. I want to see where BfA is holding 5+ million active subs right now. I'll wait. Keep in mind....I have been a WoW fan since BETA. I don't even like FFXIV. I've tried, but it doesn't grab me at all. They treat their customers and their game with respect, Blizzard does not. Keep that in mind while you are defending those pieces of whale dung.
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 6,810


    Viper482 said:

    Didn't need numbers, FFXIV is the game that cares about the gamer experience. Blizzard doesn't care about the game or the gamer anymore, they are in cash grab mode at this point. Good riddance, good luck with mobile.



    I'm okay with both but I agree- after last expansions for WoW Blizzard loosing their fanbase pretty fast. And like it wasn't enough - they started that mobile games thing, everyone was like "wut"
    Wow is almost 16 years old, FFXIV is only 6....Lets see where FFXIV is in 10 more years.
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