Sega announced today with a press release that Phantasy Star Online 2 has passed 1 million registered players in the west.
The press release describes the western release for Xbox One and PC “successful.”
It also includes a comment from Fred White, head of marketing at PSO Team Global.
“The teams have worked so hard to bring PSO2 to players around the world this year and I couldn’t be prouder of their efforts.
Launching worldwide has been a dream come true for all of us. Surpassing a million registered players this month is a good feeling, and we’ve got so much more in store for the game in the future to look forward to!”
In order to celebrate the milestone, an online event titled One Million ARKS celebration starts today in game, providing several goodies for the players.
“To celebrate the achievement, SEGA is hosting the “One Million ARKS Celebration” in the game. Activities begin today and run until Aug. 26th. For a limited time, EXP, Rare Drop, and Rare Enemy Spawn Rates will all be increased +100%!
What’s more, all players will have the opportunity to receive up to 2 Million EXP through EXP Tickets. And players who log in for more than five days during the event period will be entered into a drawing to win 10,000 AC, 1,000 SG, or 10 AC Scratch Tickets. There will be 100 randomly selected winners for each prize.”
Phantasy Star Online 2 is available in the west for Xbox One and PC. A few of days ago, we heard that the western version enjoyed a “strong start.”
You can also check out content just announced for Japan and likely coming west down the line.
In the meanwhile, Sega recently announced Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, which will basically be a new game operated in parallel with the original Phantasy Star Online 2.
The original game will, in turn, receive a visual upgrade to bring it in line with New Genesis’ graphics. Players will be able to use the same accounts and characters to play both games.