FFXIV isn’t out in South Korea? That was news to me, and has a huge impact on when FFXIV will eventually overtake WoW as the biggest real MMO out. Serious one-two punch coming up, with the expansion and now hitting a major market like South Korea. Suggesting that FFXIV will be bigger than WoW by 2016 is actually looking really conservative now, damn.
Also you gotta love Square keeping the sub model even in F2P mega-land huh? Not only do they not have to waste effort on the usual F2P garbage like flooding the shop with the One Ring and coming up with new and creative ways to spam you about it, but unlike somebody (WoW) every account globally for FFXIV will be a real account, not 5m people dying in some internet cafe and paying two cents an hour to do so.
Just curious because I dont really follow Asian markets, but is there any resistance to Korean gamers and Japanese games? I ask due to the long history of Korean/Japanese fricton.
Much as I love FF XIV, and I do, There’s a LOT of Gil farmers. Seriously you can’t log in without spam. It’s the biggest problem in the game right now.
Success attracts them, but I’ve noticed the spam has gotten better. Before it was every 10 minutes or so, now its maybe once an hour. Still super annoying of course.
Unfortunately, for me, Final Fantasy XIV always makes me feel like I’m stuck in a manga for furries and pedos, which probably says more about me than it does the game.
Unfortunately, for me, FF XIV always makes me feel like I’m trapped in a manga for furries and pedos, which probably says more about me than it does about the game.
This might interest you
“Square Enix Profits Up Nearly 50% Thanks to Mobile and MMOs”
“MMOs are also doing fantastic for the company, with Final Fantasy XIV and Dragon Quest X making large profits”
Actual number on FF14
“Square’s digital entertainment arm, which includes revised MMO Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn saw net sales of ¥94,571 million, which is an increase of 5.7% from the prior fiscal year, and operating income of ¥10,709 million, compared to ¥44 million in the previosu year”
That is from early 2014 and was reporting about earnings from previous year. So no that is not an actual number considering we’re over a year ahead of that period.
As much as I love FFXIV, the chances of it overtaking WoW before two thousand end of the universe is still very low.
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