Despite its rocky start, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is shaping to be one of Square Enix’s strongest games. The reboot launched on August 27 and as of September 30 over 1.45 million units have been sold worldwide. Square Enix estimates 1.1 million units were disc copies and an additional 350,000 were digital downloads.
The number of paid Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn subscribers surpassed 600,000 and already exceeded the peak of Final Fantasy XI, Square Enix’s most profitable Final Fantasy game.
Square Enix plans to expand Final Fantasy XIV further by bringing the game to mainland China. Other online games like Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur have been successful in other Asia territories like South Korea, Taiwan, and China.