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Online Final Fantasy players top 90,000

Which is probably the exact number of PlayStation 2 HDDs in circulation…

Japanese developer-publisher Squaresoft has announced that Final Fantasy XI now boasts some 90,000 subscribers, a figure which is mightily impressive considering the hardware shortages and technical problems that have plagued the world's first PS2 online RPG. Square also reports that the average number of concurrent users in Vana D'iel at any one time is 55,000. To put all that into perspective, PC-based MMORPG EverQuest (which is of course due out on PlayStation 2 in the fullness of time) has a worldwide subscription figure in excess of half a million users. Related Feature - Final Fantasy XI preview

Source - The Magic Box