80°
Submitted by lelo 159d ago | news

The Old Republic earned $165 million last year - report

Bioware's MMO remains strong, World of Warcraft still leading MMOs with subs by a wide margin

Star Wars: The Old Republic remains one of the top five subscription MMOs in the world, according to new research from SuperData. (PC, Star Wars:The Old Republic)

Alternative Sources
Vantage  +   159d ago
A KOTOR under EA would have been the shits anyway.
aiBreeze  +   159d ago
It's a shame they won't reinvest that money into making some new story content. Despite all it's flaws, SWTOR had some fantastic stories.
coolbeans  +   159d ago
Indeed. I want to jump back into the Bounty Hunter storyline the more I think about it.
aiBreeze  +   159d ago
Yeah lol, Bounty Hunter is probably my favourite story out of all of them, they really captured the feel perfectly.
3-4-5  +   158d ago
Is playing for free worth it or is it too limiting ?
coolbeans  +   158d ago
@3-4-5

I'd say it can feel too limiting at times. It's great that all campaign content is unlocked but PvP, dungeons, raids are all locked behind purchasable weekly passes. It's a micro-transaction haven.
Pintheshadows  +   158d ago
I love that it was fully voiced. Imagine how much they spent on actors alone. No wonder it was so bloody expensive.

It definitely has it charms.
mkis007  +   159d ago
I want to play it for each class story, but that would defeat the purpose of it being an mmo

I have already beat the Sorcerer Story which was good.
#3 (Edited 159d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Dan_scruggs  +   159d ago
Well. ONLY $165 million. What a failure. I think. I don't know. Actually that sounds like a lot of money. And only in one year. Seems like that's pretty good.
Dehnus  +   159d ago
Let's put it into subscribers. Say 12 bucks a month on average (give or take subscription plans).

(165000000 / 12) / 12 = 1,145,834 subscribers. Not bad I think for a "dead" MMO. It's not WOW levels but good enough.
joab777  +   159d ago
I wonder where FF14 will fall next time now that its on PS4. I know it went over 2 million subscribers...so it must be up there somewhere...and its amazing...and has a lot of content for being young.
_LarZen_  +   159d ago
The "F2P" formula is working...milking dumb gamers for their hard earned money.
Ark_  +   158d ago
... strange statement you made.

Storycampaign for free is a good offer imo; would jump in myself, if I had enough spare time.

And I wouldn't call it dumb, if I spent some money on the game afterwards, if I genuinly enjoyed it.

Moreover plenty of gamers (espespially the younger ones) actually spent money they didnt earn themself.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

N++ Improves on Every Facet of N+ | Hardcore Gamer

23m ago - It’s about as pretty as a high-resolution Bally Astrocade game and as difficult as landing an air... | PS4
20°

TouchArcade: 'Volt' Review - An Electrifying Puzzle Platformer

25m ago - TouchArcade: Mobile gaming certainly isn't hurting for clever puzzle games. Perhaps due to their... | iPhone
30°

Sunset Overdrive DLC – The Mystery of the Mooil Rig Review | GIZORAMA

1h ago - Tyler Mitchell, GIZORAMA - "Sunset Overdrive was easily this year’s greatest surprise, and it was... | Xbox One
20°

New Primal Clash Pokémon Cards Coming in February

1h ago - Hardcore Gamer: With the release of Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, new trading cards were... | iPad
Ad

Grand Theft Auto V (XB1) Review

Now - Ken returns to Los Santos and gets lost in its world again. | Promoted post
30°

Have A Demo Of The Irregular At Magic High School: Out Of Order For Xmas

1h ago - The Irregular at Magic High School: Out of Order comes out on Thursday along with a demo. Bandai... | PS Vita