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Yoshida: Final Fantasy XIV to get Vita, smartphone support, and later, Xbox 360 {Joystiq}

Oct 23rd 2011 3:44PM @neojames82

"The user base for the PlayStation 2 version was truncated initially because of limited sales of the PlayStation 2's hard drive and network adapters that were needed for the game.[80] The Japanese release of Rise of the Zilart was the number one selling game when it debuted with 90,000 copies sold in the first week.[80] The Final Fantasy XI All-in-One Pack was number 36 and Wings of the Goddess was number 40 on the top 50 best-selling Xbox 360 games in Japan as of December 2007.[81]
For the April–September 2004 financial period, Square Enix saw online gaming, particularly Final Fantasy XI, sales increase by 101 percent and operating profit increase by 230.9 percent.[82] Revenues held steady from subscription services in the summer of 2006; in the fall, however, Square acknowledged that online subscription revenues were "unsatisfactory", despite the steady performance of Final Fantasy XI.[83][84]
In December 2003, Square Enix president Yoichi Wada announced that there were over 200,000 subscribers to Final Fantasy XI, allowing the company to break even and start making a profit.[85] There were between 200,000 and 300,000 active players daily in 2006.[43] As of August 14, 2006 the Xbox 360 version was the sixth most played game on Xbox Live.[86]"

So, it's been almost pure profit for 7 years or so, with thousands to hundreds of thousands of people pumping in money. It may not have the box sales numbers of FF7, but I assure you this is a bigger money maker. Wonder why FF11 is still going, but no one cares to remake FF7? THERE'S WHY.

Blizzard talks console controls for Diablo 3 {Joystiq}

Oct 22nd 2011 8:32PM @Kresh

Well cool, in that case I don't see why my warrior can't summon demons and then heal himself. It'd be more convenient to players than lore, so it should be in the game!

WoW: Mists of Pandaria will introduce Pokemon-like Pet Battle System {Joystiq}

Oct 22nd 2011 5:21PM @szimm

....Blizzard has a time machine? The Pandarean are about a decade old. Kung Fu Panda ripoff whathuh?

Blizzard talks console controls for Diablo 3 {Joystiq}

Oct 22nd 2011 5:20PM @Kresh

....facepalm becauuuuuuuuuse? You don't name your power tools, or even your screws/nails. Warlocks only view demons as disposable tools and would never care what it's name may be. It's a master/slave relationship.

Blizzard talks console controls for Diablo 3 {Joystiq}

Oct 22nd 2011 5:18PM @Slomoshun

Not at all a contradiction. Look up the word before you try using it.

WoW: Mists of Pandaria will introduce Pokemon-like Pet Battle System {Joystiq}

Oct 21st 2011 8:46PM @EMH

And that could Quick, explain to us better game design!

Blizzard announces World of Warcraft Annual Pass {Joystiq}

Oct 21st 2011 8:44PM So....what about those of us with 25 year subscriptions? :(

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria announced [Update: Now with trailer!] {Joystiq}

Oct 21st 2011 8:42PM @Cleric

Yeah. Those birdmen/walrusmen/cowpeople/fishpeople/elves turning into all kinds of animals/etc were totally dead serious, yo.

Lifting the beta curtain: Larry's hands-on with SWTOR's beta {Massively}

Oct 20th 2011 8:36PM @(Unverified)

And people wanting to use better options is bad because....? You couldn't figure out how to configure them? You're a terrible player even with the help and you have no more excuses for your ineptitude?

Richard Garriott is selling the manor {Joystiq}

Oct 19th 2011 6:41PM @sigma8

No, it is in/near Austin, which is not Texas but surrounded by Texas.

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