Author Topic: Final Fantasy XIV player rage quits, sells $26 million of Square Enix stock  (Read 2131 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Irx

  • Schism Messiah
  • Posts: 1001
  • eye on you
    • eternal void
Usually when a player really hates a game and rage quits the publisher and developer just lose a gamer for future titles they release. If itís a subscription-based game then itís a more serious loss of revenue. But one player in Japan didnít just rage quit, he sold millions of shares in the gameís publisher causing a drop in the value of its stock.

The name of the player is unknown, but the game is Final Fantasy XIV and the company stock is therefore that of Square Enix.

The player made the following post on October 2nd after what must have been a really infuriating session with the game:

First thing in the morning tomorrow, I intend to instruct those who manage my precious Square Enix stock (however little it may be) to arrange to sell all of it. To Square, thank you for the enjoyment of your products up until now, with the exception of this last one. Goodbye.

Such comments are a common site on forums from upset gamers, but this gamer was quite important to Square Enix. It turns out he owned 1% of the companyís stock, which equates to $26 million worth. He went through with the sale too, which saw the value of the stock fall from 1800 yen to 1735 yenĖa major drop in value for the company.

http://www.geek.com/articles/games/final-fantasy-xiv-player-rage-quits-sells-26-million-of-square-enix-stock-20101024/
Anton Escher Veles // believing is bleeding : lastfm