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Monday, October 25, 2010

Final Fantasy XIV player rage quits, sells $26 million of Square Enix stock



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 it’s a subscription-based game then it’s a more serious loss of revenue. But one player in Japan didn’t just rage quit, he sold millions of shares in the game’s 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 company’s 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 yen–a major drop in value for the company.

50 comments:

Archi said...

that's a lot of money

razortek said...

i luv ff tile the tenth the other after are shitty games

Earl Hickey said...

Wow!

Ben Dover said...

Now THAT'S a ragequit :D

Zalecodone said...

Damn lol, well at least the player sold them while they were still 1800 yen haha

Astra said...

wow, i guess he was really mad. is Final Fantasy XIV really that bad?

mrmobilegamer said...

wow...even if I was not angry at them, 26 mil is a lot to pass on. Although it sucks that their stock went down.

Synthetic Soiree said...

Wow. This guy took rage quitting to an entirely new level!

Ken said...

Hahaha! Wow... Owned! :P

Donkote said...

wow that one guy had such a big impact haha that's bad news for square

Darko said...

nice..

Center50 said...

1% is a lot if you think about it.. SE probably has 99% of its money tied up elsewhere. No Christmas bonuses this year lol.

Mr. McKraken said...

Maybe SquareEnix will stopping making bad games now.

MoneyNaoPlz said...

Ha I heard something about alot of final fantasy fans are going be upset by something, can't remember what but it's supposed tp be a japanese thing but this could be it

Dan said...

Dang, I wish I had that much just sitting around.

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

Oh wow, that's more than a rage quit.

The Lazy Geographer said...

And people buy it at the lower value, the price recovers and they profit off this guys temper tantrum. Everyone wins!

Regh said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA serves them right.

ImmaFrog said...

Well played

Fuuuuuuuu said...

wow, I wish I got in on this stocks

jimbob007 said...

Rage Quit!

Darko said...

lol...

vogelhut said...

I wish I was cool enough to make an entire company's stock drop.

Matte said...

Amazing! ;D

ModerneFusion said...

My first time hearing of a gamer that's this balling. he should move on to Diablo 3 or Guild Wars 2 :D

amidoinitrite? said...

wow, that's a lot of money

Crammarc said...

hit em where it hurts lol

Nyuu said...

that FF is rly bad :(

ComputersHowDo? said...

jesus... thats a ton of money. He must've used to love the games

kailus said...

26 millions

Anchorman said...

damn thats awesome

Rarii said...

Haha! (you are on my auto refresh, do the same for me!)

SiriusUnrelated said...

This should be the definition for Ragequit.

Swift Love said...

can't wait for this

happybuffet said...

Hahah, that's pretty sick. I wonder what turned him off of the game. I was interested in trying it out too.

MacPCharmony said...

I want to play this game

SC2 Strats said...

WOW. never saw that coming eh square.

Gansita said...

A lot of money, but it worth it =)

Longkid said...

Wow thats insane!

Crammarc said...

best rage quit ever

Fuuuuuuuu said...

he raged and he won?

hailtothemetal said...

well .. I hope that something good will come out of this ..

amidoinitrite? said...

haha, that was funny!

The Illest said...

Wow!

Randy Weezner said...

good....hopefully they remember who buts their games....us

iRetiv said...

what a big blow for them!

dzikrk said...

Too many money;p

troykan said...

nice post

kokiloten said...

haha but this game sucks srsly :)

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

Wow, this still amazes me

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