After only a couple weeks online, the news for The Old Republic has gone from good to bad. Following some drama over the weekend, news has come out that after one week on the UK charts the game dropped from #10 to #38. Now the analysts are stepping in and while they see a healthy MMO market, they don’t think that TOR is hurting WoW at all:
Baird Equity estimates that the game has peak concurrent users of roughly 350,000 players.
According to analysts at Cowen and Company the uptake of The Old Republic has had “minimal apparent impact” on Blizzard and Activision’s market-leading World of Warcraft.
Hopefully things pick up and the concurrent player base grows, otherwise the game will become like Warhammer Online in a few months.