Phantasy Star Online 2 has made over $900 million in sales since 2012

Phantasy Star Online 2 has made over $900 million in sales since 2012

Sega’s free-to-play MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2 has been around for almost 10 years now, and it has made over $900 million in cumulative worldwide sales. The news comes from the first quarter financial results (Q1 FY 2022) from Sega Sammy.

According to the financial report, Phantasy Star Online 2 has achieved cumulative sales of 100 billion yen (~$907 million). The number of registered users has also topped 9 million users worldwide. That’s 6.5 million from Japan and a collective 2.5 million users from other countries. The 9 million total makes it the largest count of monthly active users in Japan and overseas as of June 2021.

Sega originally released Phantasy Star Online 2 for PC in July 2012 as a successor to Phantasy Star Online. The MMORPG arrived on consoles in April 2016 for PlayStation 4. It launched for Nintendo Switch in Japan as PSO2 Cloud, which runs the game using cloud servers, in April 2018. The cloud service for Windows PC arrived in December 2018. Fans in the West waited eight years to get the MMO, but the global version eventually launched in April 2020. We now have an updated and separate “shared universe” version called Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. The financial report states that since the global distribution of New Genesis started in June, it’s been performing strongly.

Phantasy Star Online 2 is available for Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC in Japan. The game is available for Xbox One and PC worldwide.

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