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Final Fantasy XIV is Now the Most Profitable Final Fantasy Game Ever

Final Fantasy XIV is Now the Most Profitable Final Fantasy Game Ever - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 6 days ago / 1,889 Views

Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida in a recent hands-on preview event for the upcoming Endwalker expansion revealed the MMORPG has become the most profitable Final Fantasy game in history. 

Yoshida said after 11 years since the game was first released the player count has surpassed 24 million players. The game had topped four million registered players in 2015 and 10 million by the time the Stormblood expansion released in 2017.

"You all know just how hard things were for us with the original Final Fantasy XIV," Yoshida said. "Since then, we were able to transform the title into one that provides a major contribution to our company's profits."

He added, "It's perhaps unbecoming of me to say but in terms of our business, we've been able to achieve great success. Moving forward, we're going to spare no expense with our investments to ensure that this game continues to be one which our players can enjoy."

Thanks, IGN.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments
Otter (6 days ago)

Well done on them turning it around!

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method114 (5 days ago)

It should be it's an MMO while all the other games were just SP. I'm guessing FF14 has also been the most expensive FF game to make.

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FF11 was an MMO too and as someone already mentioned, was the previous record holder lol. It most likely was the most expensive to make considering they basically had to make the base game twice, lol

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Yea I remember FF11. Weird MMO that I honestly kind of enjoyed. It forced you to group up with other people while other MMOs let you play solo. You could play solo for a bit but around level 20 or something it was impossible.

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siebensus4 (5 days ago)

That should mean that we can expect another Final Fantasy MMO.

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Signalstar (6 days ago)

That means it topped FFXI, The previous record holder.

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Zkuq (6 days ago)

This took surprisingly long. That said, largely revamping the whole game soon after launch must have contributed to the time.

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Zkuq Zkuq (4 days ago)

Not sure what the downvotes are about again. The game has seemed so popular that I thought this would have happened long ago already, but apparently it hasn't been that popular.

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2zosteven Zkuq (4 days ago)

agreed!

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