Sega just announced that on July the 24th at 10:40 PM local time the Japanese servers of Phantasy Star Online 2 broke their previous concurrent connected players record with 107,259 people playing at the same time, thanks to the release of the expansion “Episode 2.” The previous record was 95,716 concurrent connections on June the 26th.
According to Sega the new record is the largest concurrent connections number achieved by an online RPG in Japan.
To celebrate the event the publisher is going to hold a special event named “107,000 concurrent connections super holiday” between August the 2nd and August the 4th. During the event the rate of rare drops and rare monster appearances will be doubled.
Now, if only Sega actually localized the game, I bet the new record would be easily shattered….