It wasn’t long ago that Square Enix pushed out it’s bi-annual financial predictions. Before Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was released the company was expected to either suffer a hefty loss or, at best, even out and not make a dime. But FFXIV has done so well that Square has had to re-calculate these numbers.
Factoring in the sales brought in by FFXIV: ARR the game’s developer is now expected to pull in huge profits nearing $26.5 million. That’s a huge leap for any company. A Realm Reborn was released on August 27th and has seen exponential growth in terms of active subscribers. Each subscriber pays between $10 to $15 per month for access to the online game.
Back in October it was announced that FFXIV’s player-base had reached over 1.5 million and was still on the rise. The game has been a huge success and, if SE plays its cards right, is bound to stick around for at least a few years.