It seems like it was only a few weeks ago that Free Realms, the free-to-play MMO by Sony Online Entertainment, was at 1 millions users. Then a week and half later, it hit 2 million. Now, Sony has confirmed that the number of Free Realms players is growing comfortably at 2.5 million.
While the rate of growth is surely slowing, the MMO still continues to appeal. Though it is free-to-play, players are given means of carrying out microtransactions and paying for subscriptions. Also tying into a card game both physical and digital, Sony says the sale of cards have been very prominent in the MMO’s digital store. Could this be a sign that microtransactions have taken off in anywhere that isn’t Asia?