Crysta, The Square Enix Currency

By Spencer . December 14, 2009 . 11:39pm

imageFollowing in the footsteps of Microsoft Points and Maple Story Mesos, Square Enix introduced their own virtual money unit called Crysta. Users can purchase Square Enix fun money in six amounts: 500 yen, 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen, 3,000 yen, 5,000 yen, and 10,000 yen. 1 Crysta = 1 yen.

 

Crysta can be used for online community games like Party Castle, their cash op MMO Fantasy Earth Zero, and to purchase soundtracks off the Square Enix e-Store. Currently, all of these services are just for Japan, but it’s only a matter of time until you’re paying for something in Crysta.


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  • Advent_Andaryu

    I think it would have been even cooler if it was called Gill. Still, I hope this makes it to the US! Would even be great to buy products off of the Square Enix Online store with Crysta.

    Maybe even a club like Nintendo, get a code for buying a S-E game and with enough earn some Crysta! Just an idea…

    • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

      I also think Gil should have been used.

      • http://doujingamer.blogspot.com/ doujingamer

        Yeah, I’m surprised by this. Gil has been the most consistently used imaginary currency in Square-Enix games over the years. I wonder why they would choose not to go with it here. I guess they felt it was too FF-centric. =/

  • Xeahnort

    I remember clearly people paying real dollars for in-game virtual money (Gils) to buy in-game goods in FF XI

  • Soma

    In the near future, the dollar will be replaced with Crysta. =)

  • conchobhar

    I knew a girl named Crysta. This was a weird title to see at a glance.

  • nonoko

    If they release Crysta over here, maybe that will hint at Fantasy Earth Zero being released in the US as well?

    It’s one of the best MMORPG’s I’ve ever played for sure.

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