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Submitted by lelo 575d 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)

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Vantage  +   575d ago
A KOTOR under EA would have been the shits anyway.
aiBreeze  +   575d 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  +   575d ago
Indeed. I want to jump back into the Bounty Hunter storyline the more I think about it.
aiBreeze  +   575d ago
Yeah lol, Bounty Hunter is probably my favourite story out of all of them, they really captured the feel perfectly.
3-4-5  +   575d ago
Is playing for free worth it or is it too limiting ?
coolbeans  +   575d 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  +   574d 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  +   575d 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.
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Dan_scruggs  +   575d 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  +   575d 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  +   575d 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_  +   575d ago
The "F2P" formula is working...milking dumb gamers for their hard earned money.
Ark_  +   575d 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.

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