Neverwinter claims 15M registered players across all platforms

Neverwinter has cause for celebration today: PWE has officially announced that the D&D MMORPG has counted over 15 million registered players on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The game is playable in 110 countries (presumably excepting China, where it sunsetted earlier this year) and has seen 11 large expansiony updates since its formal release in 2013.

That’s up another three million since last autumn, when PWE reported 7 million on PC, 3 million on Xbox One, and 2 million PlayStation 4. It’s been live on PS4 only since July of last year. And yeah, it’s registrations, not actives, but still — that’s a big wide MMORPG audience. Celebratory trailer tucked down below!

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Valen Sinclair
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Valen Sinclair

I have an account, never played it. It’s a free game, I have tons of accounts to game I’ve tried but haven’t played for years. It’s a terrible metric. If they said, for example, “Last year we had 15 million accounts that conducted at least a $5 transaction” THAT would mean something.

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Bhima Jenkins

A PR stunt for sure, but the game does seem to have more than enough players on it. I’ve enjoyed it for what it is: A Diablo-esque clone with the point of view of a standard MMO. Its a skinner box on steroids as well, which is entertaining for a bit, but will likely feel shallow in the long run. Regardless, its still fun in spurts–definitely the most refined PW game.

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Drainage

All of the skeptics, I have a question:

Would you like to have 15 million registered accounts with your business?

It is impressive.

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Dystopiq

Except this is free and has no barrier to entry so registered is pointless.

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Drainage

Jason – so, you are saying there may be more people that have played/downloaded this game than the 15 million?

Wouldn’t one have to create an account to play the game?

If 10% of the people that are registered have paid for anything, that is 1.5 million paying customers.

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Dystopiq

And yet they won’t release financials or numbers. The fact that they’re clinging to this meaningless metric means they’re begging for people to come play “Hey our game is like so popular”. Yeah, no.

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NeoWolf

It depends in what way you see it as impressive I guess? as “registered” is largely meaningless.

Thats impressive in so much it shows that D&D still has a big draw for people, but it isn’t impressive in respect of showing current business or game success because a “registered accounts” number doesn’t show that. It only shows how many people have made an account ever during the games life (majority of which are likely inactive and unused in quite some time).

Only “active” accounts make money. And that isn’t skepticism or naysaying or dumping on a game or a company, it simply what those things represent in real terms and meaning.

The game is undoubtedly (along with STO) one of PWE’s more successful titles and making them money but 15mil registered accounts across all platforms as I said is essentially meaningless as it doesn’t tell you how many play or pay only that at some point across all platforms 15 million accounts have been made, many of which as I note are likely and have been defunct and inactive for a long time, many more could be alt accounts etc…

The only thing it really tells us is that the subject matter was incredibly interesting across all platforms to a great many people and thats largely down to the I.P itself.

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NeoWolf

“Registered”… how about “Active”! PWE? hmm? lol

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Drainage

That is damn impressive, regardless.

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Crowe

Nah, not so much. It’s always been free and been out for years.
(not saying it’s an awful game — in fact, these days it isn’t bad… far less spam flooding chat and more “official” content)

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Drainage

Release Microsoft Windows
June 20, 2013[3]
Xbox One
March 31, 2015[4]
PlayStation 4
July 19, 2016[5]

Less than 4 years.

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Oleg Chebeneev

You want a cookie, PWE?

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Jeremy

Just a shame a large portion of us crash every 5-10 minutes, if playing on anything other than a low to mid range PC it seems.

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Bryan H

I like to claim things too.

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Rottenrotny

That’s like saying we have 15m people signed up on our mailing list.
It means nothing and invites reading to scoff and feel scorn.
Announce active, playing accounts or stfu.

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Tandor

I’m a registered user and am still leveling up a character after dipping in and out of it since PC launch. I’ve never spent a penny on the game tho, and most likely never will.

I’m not sure I’d call it a “MMORPG” really, at best it’s a “MMORPG-lite” rather like the GW games. What it sets out to do, however, it seems to do quite well so congrats and good luck to it.

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thickenergy

“What can we say about our game that is not a lie, might sound impressive to the clueless, and will keep us in the news cycle?”

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semugh

Omg cryptic … next time put at least 1 dudette in your video lol…
Also gz NW.

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Jason Revell

Registered users. So the three toons on PC I’ve created and never played, plus the account on pS4 I haven’t touched in two months. Great stat padders for PWE.
Since I’m on an anti NW tip lately I’ll add that the game is an abomination of an MMORPG. It caters to wallet warriors who love to grind mindlessly for nothing. The game has zero meaningful or interesting content. Don’t play it. Play DDO if you must play a D&D game.

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camren_rooke

Do they still have the adventure creator where you can create your own adventures? I thought that was worthwhile but otherwise it wasn’t worth much.

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Crowe

I’ve been playing it recently. It’s not as bad as it was a launch for sure. (but considering how bad it was at launch, I’m really just saying I’m playing it because I can’t find anything interesting to play right now)

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Paragon Lost

MMO developers need to re-define what “registered users” means. I’m a registered user but I don’t play the game nor have I since right after launch. I just didn’t like the UI, mouse interaction. (same problem I have with DDO and ESO as an aside).

My point is this, is it really a win? Or just PR doublespeak to attempt to show something that might not be really an accurate state of any MMO? Facts and transparency are a thing and using terminology in the same consistent manner. Anyhow that’s my opinion on such things.

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Schmidt.Capela

Nah, they don’t need to redefine “registered users.”

They just need to stop using it with the intent of deceiving the audience into thinking the game has more users.

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Paragon Lost

Pretty much what I was attempting to say in a long winded sort of way. Heh.

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camren_rooke

Probably includes me but I haven’t touched NW since a month after go live.

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