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Take a look at NCSoft’s financial reports archive, and you’ll see that the previous quarter’s numbers have always been revealed about a month and a half into the next quarter. So it comes as a bit of a surprise to see the Q2 2015 — covering April, May, and June — to come out before the end of July.

Maybe that’s because NCSoft wanted to get all the good news out, because after a disappointing first quarter, nearly everything is up, up, up!

NCSoft Q2

As you might expect, individual game sales also look good. All of the games in NCSoft’s portfolio — Lineage (up 29%), Lineage 2 (48%), Aion (10%), Guild Wars 2 (12%), Blade & Soul (11%), and even the “Others” category (15%) — exhibit sales growth from Q1 to Q2…

…except WildStar. The soon-to-be-F2P MMO didn’t drop as precipitously as it had in previous quarters, declining just 20%, from 2.593 billion Korean won (KRW) to 2.075 bKRW. It goes free-to-play this month, and we’ll get a chance to see first-hand just how much that turns it around.

What are your thoughts upon seeing the latest NCSoft financial report?

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Dustin on August 6, 2015

    Should have not even bothered with Wildstar. They should have gotten Blade and Soul over here quicker seeing as most that want to play it are playing on the KR, CN or TW servers now. I see no point in even bothering with the US version of BnS now that Im capped on the CN version and thats the mentality of most in our guild.

  2. matt on August 5, 2015

    would be great to play blade and soul and wildstar, I just wish more online games supported gamepad/controllers, i imagine many people grew up playing games on consoles and would prefer that to keyboard and mouse. having the option could only increase the number of players, right?

  3. Buggy on August 1, 2015

    Ncsoft took advice well to releasing a new game soon but for wildstar they need to crank that thing out faster to become free to play seeing no one likes to wait for some content to play blade and soul is still on wait so why not make a game they currently have free to play. As I said before they should stop holding out on things

  4. Aaron on July 31, 2015

    Man I really wanted wildstar to do well :\ It definitely had alot going for it but damn did they release some questionably incomplete content and horribly worked systems (stats and raid progression) which im sure they sorta addressed by now. I highly reccomend people try it when it goes free to play tho. Its a pretty massive game and one of the few Ive played in awhile that actually immersive.

    • BurDemBOddies on August 1, 2015

      To be honest the limits they impose are kinda stupid and if they remove some of them could change fore the better. Like really 3 dam slots in the auction house thats just silly.

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