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Final Fantasy XIV surpasses Square Enix's expectations


10:30 PM on 11.05.2013
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Who could've seen this coming? With what looked like another MMO dead in the water, Square Enix took unprecedented action by rebooting an already active title from the ground up. After a successful relaunch, and registering nearly two million accounts, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn can now be looked at as one of the biggest success stories in recent years. So much so that Square Enix has re-evaluated its sales estimates in light of the positive feedback.

Square Enix had originally estimated losses of up to 1.3 billion yen (roughly $13.2 million) for the fiscal period which ended in late September. However, A Realm Reborn, and other arcade titles from Square, ended up performing much better than anticipated and the company ended up making a nice profit of 2.6 billion yen (about $26.5 million). In particular, North American sales of Final Fantasy XIV were impressive and managed to make a mark on the NPD during its debut month.

So what say you, Final Fantasy fans? Were you surprised to see how Square Enix managed to pull this off?

Final Fantasy XIV's successful reboot takes Square Enix by surprise [Gamasutra]





Final Fantasy XIV kicks off the 'Recruit a Friend' campaign photo


Final Fantas-free: 14 day Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn trial photo


Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3) photo


Final Fantasy XIV's free weekend rescheduled for July 18th through the 21st photo


A grand social experiment: Final Fantasy XIV's monster hunts photo


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's free weekend delayed until next week photo


Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3) photo


The Hunt feature in Final Fantasy XIV's 2.3 patch is basically Monster Hunter photo


Final Fantasy XIV 2.3 preliminary patch notes have been posted photo


Final Fantasy XIV will be free from July 11th through the 14th photo


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8:30 PM on 07.31.2014
Final Fantasy XIV kicks off the 'Recruit a Friend' campaign

In addition to offering a 14-day free trial for Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix has launched a new campaign aimed at bringing in newcomers. The concept is simple -- you log into Mog Station, recruit a friend (link accounts, es...more



2:45 PM on 07.31.2014
Final Fantas-free: 14 day Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn trial

Square Enix is offering 14 days of free Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PC. As someone who doesn't like MMOs, but likes Final Fantasy, I might just try it out. Fourteen may be the perfect number of days for me to get my fill. Or maybe I'll find myself a convert and end up a paying customer, as Square Enix likely hopes. more



4:00 PM on 07.18.2014
Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3)

The last time we left off in our assessment of Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.3, I had experienced most of the tertiary level content, ready to face off against the big boss Ramuh himself in his true form, alongside of playing m...more



12:00 PM on 07.16.2014
Final Fantasy XIV's free weekend rescheduled for July 18th through the 21st

Square Enix has shifted the free weekend for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn around a bit. Instead of taking place last week right after patch 2.3, the free period is going to start on July 18th, and run through July 2...more



9:30 PM on 07.11.2014
A grand social experiment: Final Fantasy XIV's monster hunts

For those of you who haven't played Final Fantasy XIV, a new patch just arrived that implemented a major mechanic into the game -- worldwide monster hunting. The concept is simple enough. Across the world in each zone, variou...more



6:00 PM on 07.11.2014
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's free weekend delayed until next week

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn just dropped its Ramuh-heavy 2.3 patch, and alongside of it, Square Enix was going to run a promotion that let people into the game for free this week. But after a few post-patch fixes, ...more



4:00 PM on 07.11.2014
Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3)

MMOs are constantly evolving beasts. Particularly in the subscription realm, developers are always searching for ways to keep players hooked, usually in the form of major updates -- big content patches that help ease the wait...more



10:45 AM on 07.07.2014
The Hunt feature in Final Fantasy XIV's 2.3 patch is basically Monster Hunter

One of the biggest additions to the upcoming patch 2.3 for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn are the Hunts. While we didn't really know much about them before, a new producer stream has shed some light on a few details, ...more



8:00 PM on 07.04.2014
Final Fantasy XIV 2.3 preliminary patch notes have been posted

Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.3 is set to drop next week, and with it, comes lots of changes as well as three new dungeons, a Ramuh hard and extreme boss fight, Chocobo raising, a Parley mini-game, tons of extra sidequests...more



1:00 PM on 06.25.2014
Final Fantasy XIV will be free from July 11th through the 14th

MMO subscribers often come and go, no matter how much they love the game. Whether it's real life responsibilities or a momentary retirement until new content comes out, there's a lot of reasons people may unsubscribe. With Fi...more





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2:45 PM on 07.31.2014
Final Fantas-free: 14 day Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn trial

Square Enix is offering 14 days of free Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PC. As someone who doesn't like MMOs, but likes Final Fantasy, I might just try it out. Fourteen may be the perfect number of days for me to get my fill. Or maybe I'll find myself a convert and end up a paying customer, as Square Enix likely hopes. more



8:00 PM on 07.23.2014
Final Fantasy director Tetsuya Nomura designed a Batman figure that looks like a Gundam

Square Enix has partnered WB and DC for a PlayArts Kai line of Batman toys designed by Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura. Not a single zipper in sight. The first prototype, above, is gracing Comic Con and looking a bit like Death Scythe from Gundam Wing (with some Spawn in there, maybe).more



8:30 PM on 07.22.2014
Video: You could win the Theatrhythm: Curtain Call contest, I definitely won't

As we reported earlier today, Square-Enix is holding a contest to win some fabulous Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call prizes. All you have to do is create a short video of your own musical rendition of the Final Fantasy "Main Theme". I took the opportunity to try to turn this news report into an entry for the contest. I probably won't win.more



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