Analyst: SWTOR Handles As Many As 350,000 Players at a Time
Research firm Baird Equity guesstimates estimates that Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s 215 servers across North America and Europe are handling as many as 350,000 concurrent users during peak hours.
“We view the early success of Star Wars as an indication of a healthy MMO market,” said Baird Equity’s Colin Sebastian, via GI.biz. “While there is likely some shifting of usage from Activision’s World of Warcraft, we see a viable market for multiple million-user MMOs in the US and Europe.
While he mentions “some shifting” from WoW to SWTOR, analysts at Cowen and Company say the game has had minimal impact on its long-lasting competitor. The flame wars are just beginning.