I wrote yesterday about how some observers think SWTOR is sinking and that its subscribers are dying off. There are gloom and doom prophecies and even a haters Facebook group but no one really knew for sure how well the game was performing.
However, the numbers are now out and it looks like SWTOR isnot doing so bad. In fact, they have more subscribers than ever before andboast 1.7 million active subscribers. DualShockers shared some insight on the story today.
Electronic Arts had its Q3 2012 Fiscal Earnings Conference Call and CEO JohnRiccitello explained that SWTOR is actually doing quite well after all. He explains:
“Star Wars: The OldRepublic is developing a committed community of players withmore than 1.7 million active subscribers and growing.”
And the game also sold more than 2 million copies. This isbetter-than-expected results from the popular MMORPG, something that EA reallyneeded as skeptics feared their stock value would drop or that the game mayflop after the large investment that was put into it.
Reuterssays “Electronic Arts‘revenue rose more than expected in its third quarter on strong sales of themilitary-themed game “Battlefield 3” and the highly anticipated “Star Wars” game.”
MarketWatch says, “For the third fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, EA reported a netloss of $205 million, or 62 cents per share, compared with a loss of $322million or 97 cents a share for the same period the previous year.”
“Revenue was $1.06 billion, though revenue excluding thedeferred game sales came in at $1.65 billion — beating Wall Street’s predictionfor $1.62 billion in adjusted net revenue”
For all the haters and the nay-sayers, it would seem you’rejust blowing smoke. Love it or hate it, SWTOR is doing quite well for EA. Only timewill tell what the future holds for the game and the company but for now, it’ssmooth sailing ahead.