FunCom Claims 700,000 Age of Conan Subscribers
FunCom and Eidos have announced that Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures has accumulated over 700,000 subscribers. AoC has also moved into the #2 spot of Western subscription MMOs; second only to World of Warcraft.
“That Age of Conan remains #1 in retail stores several weeks after release is of incredible importance to us, and proves that the game has a large potential beyond the early adopters,” said Morten Larssen, VP of Sales & Marketing in Funcom. “With more than 700,000 accounts created so far we have a fantastic platform to build from, and we will continue our marketing spend to further drive numbers in the months to come. It also means that Funcom can dedicate significant development resources on evolving the game even further, naturally giving us a great hope for the future of Age of Conan.”
“We are incredibly pleased to see Age of Conan turning into an MMO phenomenon,” said Gaute Godager, Game Director on Age of Conan. “As an MMO company we know that a good start is just the beginning for a virtual world. All we care about now is to make Age of Conan into an even better game, and we have extensive plans to ensure that Age of Conan remains a top MMO alternative for many years to come.”
Age of Conan has proved that mature MMOs are not only viable, they can be wildly popular. So much for the majority of gamers being under 17. FunCom’s success also brings up the point that even months of delays before release can be a wise move. No one remembers that AoC was slated to be released in January 2008. I don’t believe that the game would be enjoying the same success if FunCom had stuck to its original release date.
via Business Wire