“They’ve got 14 million players! Gimme a million and I’m good! We’re real good at a million, right?” He added: “We don’t need everybody to migrate. We just need some of them – and I’m full confident we’re going to get them.”
So, if you were to, I don’t know, pay attention, how many subscription MMOs have a million players? Four. How many of those have a million after you exclude Asia (because, honestly, those numbers are not the same since they don’t all pay the same or even similar monthly fees)? One? And the numbers for the sub one million mark don’t look much better, with most of them being at or under 500k.
Do you really want to come out and say you want and are going to get a million subscribers?
I wish them the best. Really, I do. And I hope the intonation I’m reading into that quote means that for a business plan they have a much more realistic number in mind for success. But I’m also fully prepared to mock them when they face-plant.