Some people have been playing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. 2 million of them, according to Square Enix, and it’s, no surprise when you read our A Realm Reborn review.
This isn’t 2 million active players, instead counting every registered account worldwide. That’s still 2 million copies sold, however, since Square Enix’s MMO is one of the few subscription based MMOs left.
While I thought it was a staggeringly boring MMO made me want to hit a moogle, Nick had nicer things to say about it in his review last year. “The completionist in me is nearly overwhelmed with the sheer amount of things to do in A Realm Reborn. Square Enix really do deserve praise for not only fixing the issues of the original game, but far exceeding their goal.”
Sales of the game have certainly been a boon for Square Enix after some financial woes. The publisher released its March to December financial results a few months ago revealing an upswing in net income, a shift Square Enix attributes mainly to Final Fantasy XIV.
Have you stuck around, hassling chocobos and chopping down trees?