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This can't be true, can it? - TOR Has 350k Concurrent Players; Minimal impact on WOW

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This can't be true, can it? - TOR Has 350k Concurrent Players; Minimal impact on WOW

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DeaconX
01.05.2012 , 01:04 PM | #1
Source: http://furiousfanboys.com/2012/01/to...impact-on-wow/

Can't be right...right?

"After only a couple weeks online, the news for The Old Republic has gone from good to bad. Following some drama over the weekend, news has come out that after one week on the UK charts the game dropped from #10 to #38. Now the analysts are stepping in and while they see a healthy MMO market, they don’t think that TOR is hurting WoW at all:

Baird Equity estimates that the game has peak concurrent users of roughly 350,000 players.

According to analysts at Cowen and Company the uptake of The Old Republic has had “minimal apparent impact” on Blizzard and Activision’s market-leading World of Warcraft.

Hopefully things pick up and the concurrent player base grows, otherwise the game will become like Warhammer Online in a few months."


Definition of CONCURRENT
1: operating or occurring at the same time
2a : running parallel b : convergent; specifically : meeting or intersecting in a point
3: acting in conjunction
4: exercised over the same matter or area by two different authorities <concurrent jurisdiction>



Considering the game sold like hot-cakes and IS much better than anything currently out there (at least in my experience) ... 350k concurrently at PEAK times or what? who knows *shrug* I'm taking this with a grain of salt.
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Nattvard
01.05.2012 , 01:05 PM | #2
Seems legit.

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Demontang
01.05.2012 , 01:06 PM | #3
No objections here, sounds about right.

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Asquinol
01.05.2012 , 01:08 PM | #4
Funny thing about TOR "dropping" sales in the UK. EVERY game higher than it on the list is a console or SP game.

TOR is still the top selling MMO in the UK.

350K concurrent players isn't too shabby to be honest.

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Mr_Crueak
01.05.2012 , 01:08 PM | #5
even if true which i doubt since the numbers come from an unofficial source which is unreliable at best. they are still talking about CONCURRENT users not total users. WOW may have 11 millions subscriptions but they don't have 11 million concurrent users. Not everyone that is subbed plays at the same times so only a given percentage of the population plays at certain parts of the day. Also certain timze zones could be more popular they could be say 350k conccurent users during the UK prime time while here in the US it could be double. my guess is as good as theirs.

In the end it is just a guess

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Marusha
01.05.2012 , 01:10 PM | #6
350k Is pretty good actually. I remember someone from BW claimed that they only need 500k subscribers to call this MMO a successful.
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KommissarK
01.05.2012 , 01:10 PM | #7
Does anyone actually have a number for WoW's max concurrent users?

I imagine their servers are a tad beefier, but they also have way more.

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Kit_Furso
01.05.2012 , 01:12 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by KommissarK View Post
Does anyone actually have a number for WoW's max concurrent users?

I imagine their servers are a tad beefier, but they also have way more.
250k'is according to warcraft realms

So yeah it's true, TOR is bigger then WoW atm.

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Nattvard
01.05.2012 , 01:12 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Marusha View Post
350k Is pretty good actually. I remember someone from BW claimed that they only need 500k subscribers to call this MMO a successful.
No doubt. It's not going to make a big impact on WoW though, as the article was on about.

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Cordelia
01.05.2012 , 01:12 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Asquinol View Post
Funny thing about TOR "dropping" sales in the UK. EVERY game higher than it on the list is a console or SP game.

TOR is still the top selling MMO in the UK.

350K concurrent players isn't too shabby to be honest.
Lol. That's almost like saying ToR is the best selling game with a Star Wars theme. The majority of the other MMO's have been out for ages, of course it will be selling more than them.