So, for the first time in a year and a half, MMOGchart.com
finally updated with (generally) up-to-date subscription numbers, gleaned from company press releases, financial statements, and general insider sourcing.
As for the numbers themselves, a few things are surprising, but most things aren't. World of Warcraft is quite unsurprising, and it even has its own chart
detailing its meteoric rise. Most of the happenin' info is in the 50,000-700,000
subscriber range chart though. FFXI hasn't had any real updated data, sadly, but NCSoft's quarterly report recently showed that its properties are doing fairly well. City of Heroes/Villains has lost some subs recently, and is at its mid-2005 sub levels. Tabula Rasa is doing much better than I expected and is right around 125,000 subs. Pirates of the Burning Sea is too new to really get any data from and Vanguard is, unsurprisingly, doing extremely poorly.
Lord of the Rings Online seems to be doing quite well, though Turbine's always been hard to get numbers from, and it's entirely possible that it's not doing so hot now. The old standbys of EQ and UO continue to decline, but EQ2 seemed to pick up a bit. EVE continues to do its slow but steady chug up the subscriber ladder.
So what do the rest of you make of this? Granted, some of the info is six months or so out of date, but it's probably the best we have at the moment.
- The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (2017, colorized)