Final Fantasy 14 producer Naoki Yoshidam Dragon Quest 10 producer Yosuke Saito, and Final Fantasy 11 producer Akihiko Matsui had a chat with 4gamer recently to discuss their respective MMOS, and each revealed some interesting player numbers for their games.
According to Yoshida, A Realm Reborn currently boasts over 1.8 million players and 6.75 million players have been created. Total playtime has surpassed 400 million hours, and daily active users sits at around 500,000 worldwide.
“Daily actives are numbers that can easily be misunderstood,” he said, “and the peak time between Japan and other countries are different.
“If we go by the amount of people who log in each day, it’s about 500,000 worldwide. There are people who also log in at least once every two days, so if we were to include those, the the figure would be much higher. As far as the number goes for specific countries, sorry, you’ll have to excuse me on that front. Although, I believe a global administrator for MMORPG titles would say something along the lines of China having the most people.”
Dragon Quest 10 producer Yosuke Saito added that his MMO has 300,000 people logging in each day, and that’s with the game only being available in Japan.
“We’ve only released the game in Japan, so you’ll be getting only Japan’s numbers, but we have about 300,000 people a day who actively enjoy the game,” said Saito. “Thanks to having released version 2 at the end of last year, we’ve had even more active players since then.”
Final Fantasy 11 producer Akihiko Matsui said that while the release of Seekers of Adoulin caused a lot of players return to the game, due to the influence of Final Fantasy 14, many have left FF11.
“Now now, if you say that then companies who manage other online games might get upset by hearing that,” Yoshid replied. “I’ve seen the actual numbers, and FF11 still has a lot of players. In the midst of Dragon Quest 10 and Final Fantasy 14’s competition, you guys still manage to have that many players, which I think is actually amazing.”