Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Surpasses 1.5 Million Accounts, Patch 2.1 Coming in December

Just a month ago, during Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIV had about a million unique users. Today the publisher sent a press release announcing that the game has now achieved over 1.5 million registered accounts in about two months (it’s specified that the figure represents the total number of accounts registered for the game from launch onward in all regions).

In addition to this the press release states that the much awaited major patch 2.1, that will bring a lot of content including housing, the PvP arena and multiple new dungeons, will be released this December.

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  • Carlo

    I hope bot accounts don’t count with that number 😀

  • PappaDukes

    Can’t wait for that patch! Dungeon raids are where it’s at.

  • Darkness Dragon

    Amount of subscriptions don’t matter when there is no retention details to back it up.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      Of course they matter. They indicate that the game sold about 500,000 copies since the last figure, which is a very positive number for a MMO’s second month sales.

      The fact that they don’t give the figures you’re personally interested in doesn’t mean that they “don’t matter.”

      • anon5423

        viral marketing at its finest

      • Darkness Dragon

        Retention details are what determines an MMO’s success or its failure. But obviously, simple mathematics aren’t a fanboi’s forte by a long shot.

        • Verin

          Apparently simple mathmatics aren’t you’re forte either.

          Month 1 they had a million accounts

          Month 2 they have a million and a half accounts.

          What part of that is hard for you to figure out?

          • Sinax

            Registered account does not equal subscribed account. If you let your subscription run out, your account still exists.

          • Darkness Dragon


            1.5 million accounts? How many that’re actively subscribed? How many are subscribed for 3+ months just for the vet rewards? Inactive? How many are Goldceo/RMT? Again, no retention details just makes any such data deceptive by default since there is no context behind these numbers.

  • PrinceHeir

    i can’t wait for the PS4 version 🙂

  • aaaa

    how do u know december?

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      “Today the publisher sent a press release”.

      That’s how we know.

  • Rumstein

    Source on the press release? I’m a skeptic, I would like a link for proof.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      If you’re a skeptic the problem is on your end. Press releases are sent directly via mail. They don’t have a “source.”

  • Fabled 2.1 patch

    LOL ….. wild figures you have there with no other data to back it up… and claiming that the patch is in december… good guess… i would guess that too without any facts….

    • O.K.

      “Today the publisher sent a press release” …… Its not a guess, its a statement from SE themselves according to this article.

      • Giuseppe Nelva

        I’m “guessing” some people have trouble reading.

  • Slay

    That’s a lot of milk. 2 percent or whole?