|Analyst: 350K concurrent The Old Republic players proves MMO market is healthy|
|Posted: 03.01.2012 19:20 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 5|
Industry analyst Colin Sebastian of Baird Equity Research states that the MMO market is healthy, pointing to the fact that Star Wars: The Old Republic was able to achieve a concurrent user count of 350,000 at its peak. This proves, according to Sebastian, that World of Warcraft is not obstructive towards another major AAA subscriber-based MMO with over 1M+ monthly paying players.
The Old Republic utilizes 215 servers (as of the 31st December), with 124 in North America and 91 in Europe. For comparison, World of Warcraft has a total of 491 servers worldwide. However, the World of Warcraft subscriber base had dropped in the last few months of 2011. According to sources, roughly 2.5% of the user base had stopped subscribing to Blizzard's MMO.
Star Wars: The Old Republic has received generally positive reviews and feedback since its release on the 20th December, enjoying an 88 Metacritic score.
Source: Games Industry BIZ