Proves multi-million user MMOs can co-exist.
Star Wars: The Old Republic has as many as 350,000 users playing at once according to Baird Equity Research.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, analyst Colin Sebastian stated the early success of Star Wars: The Old Republic is evidence that "multiple million-users MMOs" can co-exist – an idea that many have believed impossible after a seeming monopoly had been created in subscription-based MMOs by Blizzard.
"While there is likely some shifting of usage from Activision's World of Warcraft, we see a viable market for multiple million-user MMOs in the US and Europe."
Star Wars: The Old Republic launched December 20 in Europe and North America.
BioWare recently gave hints as to the future of the game, with mentions of a change to space battles.