Today Square Enix released its financial results for the period ended with September the 30th, and gave some information about the state of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
The game shipped about 1.1 million copies at retail, and moved another 350,000 units via digital download up to September the 30th. It’s also mentioned that the number of paying subscibers “broke through” 600,000, surpassing the peak amount attained by its predecessor, Final Fantasy XI.
The wording here is a bit cloudy, because it doesn’t really say by how much the 600,000 mark has been surpassed, but considering that the game has been launched just recently, it’s pretty much understandable.
Now the most critical period approaches, as the first large content update scheduled for December draws near. Will it help that number grow further? The servers sure seem quite crowded, and I can’t remember an evening in which I didn’t find a login queue on Balmung, but we’ll have to see what the future will hold.
Below you can see the official slide including the data mentioned above.