Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CCP Financial statements and the failure of DUST514

CCP's financial statements are actually available on the web. Having a look at the first 6 months of 2013 a certain number stood out...

Revenue from subscriptions and in-game sales (2013.01.01 to 2013.06.30) = 34,337,747 USD.

It also mentions 490,000 subscribers of EVE Online at the end of 2012. This gives us an average revenue per subscriber of .... $11.68 per month. This sounds a bit on the low end, I can only assume that revenue per subscriber from china is a bit lower than on TQ.

What is missing?  How about DUST514. Where is any of the revenue from that game? Marketing for this period was over $12 million, I suspect much if not most of this is for DUST514.... yet the revenue contribution from Dust appears to be zilch, nada, zero.

It is official.. DUST514 is a total failure. As if we didn't know that already.