Today Sony announced that over 2 million unique users have registered to their new free2play MMORPG Free Realms. Of those users, 75% are under the age of 17, 46% under 13 and 1/3 are female gamers. To be honest I thought Free Realms was going to be a flop. I didn’t actually play it, but I obviously severely underestimated the draw it would have on young people. Two million unique registered players in less then one month is huge to say the least.
While I’m sure a good portion of those 2 million accounts are not active, this is obviously a great start for Sony’s new MMORPG. If users continue to sign up at a record pace, we just might see a slew of kiddie MMORPGs in development within the near future. You can signup at http://www.freerealms.com