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Final Fantasy 14 digital sales suspended to ease server load

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 28, 2013 8:30AM PDT

Following server troubles, Square Enix has decided to temporarily suspend new digital sales of Final Fantasy 14. Citing an "overwhelmingly positive response," the company conceded that the number of users has made for "extremely long wait times," necessitating the move.

This move isn't entirely uncommon for MMOs. Guild Wars 2 made the same move last year to ease "high player concurrency."

"As a temporary measure, we will halt sales of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s digital download products so we can accommodate all of those wishing to play," a Facebook post (via IGN) reads. "We are working to expand our server capacity in the coming days. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this causes."