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Official: Over 1.7 million active subs, 2 + mil sold

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Official: Over 1.7 million active subs, 2 + mil sold

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Improv-
02.01.2012 , 03:08 PM | #1
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ele...lts-2012-02-01

"-- Star Wars(R): The Old Republic(TM) has generated 1.7 million active subscribers and sold through more than 2 million units in a little over one month."

Massive drop huh?

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Mekrath
02.01.2012 , 03:12 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Improv- View Post
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ele...lts-2012-02-01

"-- Star Wars(R): The Old Republic(TM) has generated 1.7 million active subscribers and sold through more than 2 million units in a little over one month."

Let's see how people spin this one
No reason to spin it, it's a quarter ending December 31 recap. At that point, everyone who activated a code was in their free month and could be considered a subscriber. The important numbers will some out in a few months, telling us how many subscriptions they retained.

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Improv-
02.01.2012 , 03:12 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Mekrath View Post
No reason to spin it, it's a quarter ending December 31 recap. At that point, everyone who activated a code was in their free month and could be considered a subscriber. The important numbers will some out in a few months, telling us how many subscriptions they retained.
That is ACTIVE subscription. Post free month. Read the actual thing.

Over 2 million sold and 1.7 million have subbed passed their free month...

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bearchubbs
02.01.2012 , 03:13 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Improv- View Post
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ele...lts-2012-02-01

"-- Star Wars(R): The Old Republic(TM) has generated 1.7 million active subscribers and sold through more than 2 million units in a little over one month."

Massive drop huh?
/facepalm

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TOURDallas
02.01.2012 , 03:14 PM | #5
According to the posting on this forum 4.3 million subscribers have ragequit.
"It's better to have a lightsaber and not need it than to need a lightsaber and not have it."

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Blotter
02.01.2012 , 03:15 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Mekrath View Post
No reason to spin it, it's a quarter ending December 31 recap. At that point, everyone who activated a code was in their free month and could be considered a subscriber. The important numbers will some out in a few months, telling us how many subscriptions they retained.
Pro tip: read the article before posting instead of assuming you already know what's in it.
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Improv-
02.01.2012 , 03:15 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by bearchubbs View Post
/facepalm
Mind telling me what the facepalm is for or do you have reading troubles?

Notice how it says over a month. As in people who have actively subscribed. Out of 2 million boxes sold 1.7 million of those people payed for the next month.

What is so difficult to understand?

That is way over even the most generous analyst estimate which was 1.2 million passed the free month.

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knightblaster
02.01.2012 , 03:15 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Mekrath View Post
No reason to spin it, it's a quarter ending December 31 recap. At that point, everyone who activated a code was in their free month and could be considered a subscriber. The important numbers will some out in a few months, telling us how many subscriptions they retained.
No.

When the CEO or CFO speaks at the earnings call and uses words like "current" or "active" he doesn't mean as of 12/31. It means as of now.

The financial statements released are as of 12/31 and do not reflect these revenues, but when they're talking about "current" they mean as of now, not 12/31. The same holds true for unit sales, which are as of a little over a month since release -- i.e., as of around now.

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Anshal
02.01.2012 , 03:16 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by bearchubbs View Post
/facepalm
/facepalm

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Mekrath
02.01.2012 , 03:16 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Improv- View Post
That is ACTIVE subscription. Post free month. Read the actual thing.

Over 2 million sold and 1.7 million have subbed passed their free month...
Electronic Arts Inc. EA -2.39% today announced preliminary financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011.

Hey, hope it's true. If they are making that kind of money, they should have plenty of capital to improve it.

I'm not hoping the game fails or anything, but 1.7 million subscriptions out of 2 million sales as pretty close to a 100% retention rate which I would find very hard to believe even for the most amazing of games.