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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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knightblaster
02.01.2012 , 03:18 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Mekrath View Post
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.
They're counting active subs as of now -- which means it's a mix of people who are in their free month (bought the game after 1/1) and people who are in their first paid month -- not necessarily retention amount.

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Improv-
02.01.2012 , 03:19 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Mekrath View Post
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.
What he is talking about sub wise is current.

"-- 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."

How would that be before January...

They sold 2 mil. 1.7 mil kept the sub so far.

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Dunzo
02.01.2012 , 03:20 PM | #13
So over 2 million sold and 300k+ people already didn't sub in Jan? That says a lot. It's easy for a big popular IP like Star Wars produced by Bioware to sell big at first, it's what that figure is 6 months-1 year from now that determines the success of the game.

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Harabek
02.01.2012 , 03:20 PM | #14
Learn how to read those.

Doesn't say anything about the number of subs they have now. And they will try to cover the real ones as long as possible... The stockholders don't really care about fan-boys and how they like the game :P
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TotalKitty
02.01.2012 , 03:21 PM | #15
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?
Even if it is active, then give it a few months.
With the amount of people starting to lose patience, I can assure you those 1.7mil will change.

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Improv-
02.01.2012 , 03:21 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Dunzo View Post
So over 2 million sold and 300k+ people already didn't sub in Jan? That says a lot. It's easy for a big popular IP like Star Wars produced by Bioware to sell big at first, it's what that figure is 6 months-1 year from now that determines the success of the game.
Are you dumb? That is a massive retention rate and no MMO has ever had that big of a retention rate.

I knew some troll was going to make this sound negative hahahah. You people are sad.

The most generous estimate was 1.2 million. SWTOR is officially the second biggest MMO as of now.

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knightblaster
02.01.2012 , 03:22 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Dunzo View Post
So over 2 million sold and 300k+ people already didn't sub in Jan? That says a lot. It's easy for a big popular IP like Star Wars produced by Bioware to sell big at first, it's what that figure is 6 months-1 year from now that determines the success of the game.
Gotta love the spin. Now an implied 85% retention rate is low, and is a problem for the game.

L O L.

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Improv-
02.01.2012 , 03:22 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Harabek View Post
Learn how to read those.

Doesn't say anything about the number of subs they have now. And they will try to cover the real ones as long as possible... The stockholders don't really care about fan-boys and how they like the game :P
Dear God.

It says ACTIVE subs. It has 2 numbers.

2 million sold

1.7 million active

I believe you should take your own advice and learn how to read "those."

If it said SWTOR has had over 2 million players that would be spin.

But it's as clear as day. 2 mil sold. 1.7 mil active.

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Mekrath
02.01.2012 , 03:22 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Dunzo View Post
So over 2 million sold and 300k+ people already didn't sub in Jan? That says a lot. It's easy for a big popular IP like Star Wars produced by Bioware to sell big at first, it's what that figure is 6 months-1 year from now that determines the success of the game.
If it is accurate, then that's actually a great retention rate. Especially when you consider that there are a large number of boxes sold who just haven't entered a key yet for whatever reason. This would mean retention of probably 95-100% if they actually have 1.7 million subscriptions as of today.

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demonolithic
02.01.2012 , 03:23 PM | #20
Repost it here too since we always have atleast 5 - 6 of the same thrread...


Only thing that makes me call BS besides it being from EA to begin with and they'll coat it with sugar any way they can is the fact that it was supposed to be 2mil on box sales alone. This makes it sound like it was a BS figure before as this looks as though it's a grand total physical and digital sales.
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