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.


  1. Wild guess here, but I think that seeing the release of Dust was in march 2013, and the figures only go to June 2013, that it wasn't put within this document. Even if it was, it wouldn't stand out because that's only two weeks of figures. (counting from official release not beta etc)

    Once the numbers for the end of the year are known, it'll be easier to figure out how much of a failure Dust is/was.

    Despite it not being the best game out there (Planetside was released around that time too and it's way better) it's still enjoyable for five minutes.

  2. subscription fee per month in chinese server is RMB 50, around USD 8.2

  3. Sorry dear fellow, but I have read some information online that EVE Dust out something expensive to maintain in service, so you can go broke, causing the closure of this as it mainly EVE has always been only for PC gamers. No this straight in that forum https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=246578&find=unread but if I get curious to know what will happen with Dust 514, is a great game, which I think it is growing and improving.

  4. Maybe this figure has something to do with those who are able to purchase plex with iskies