While admitting it won't match World of Warcraft's success, they're "very confident in it." During a conference call it was "unfortunate" that Tabula Rasa came up, please forget it.
"I believe the performance of Aion in the US and European markets will be very successful," said CFO Jaeho Lee.
"We are guessing that Aion will be -- could be -- the second" most "successful MMO in the US market next to World of Warcraft," he continued, noting it would be very hard to match Blizzard's success, "but Aion will be a very successful product. We are very confident in it."
An analyst asked how well retailers were taking on Aion stock after Tabula Rasa's short lived stint in the west. "Ok, um, it's very unfortunate to hear the name of Tabula Rasa at this conference call," said Lee. "And we all want to forget and erase that memory from our performance."
"We did a very poor job with Tabula Rasa, and we disappointed our retailers in US markets and also European markets. Because of that, our retailers may be very reluctant to take orders for Aion." As time moves on and Aion's success becomes apparent, note NCsoft, more retailers will want it on their shelves. "We are taking more orders now," he said.
Are you looking forward to NCsoft's Aion MMORPG? Aion: The Tower of Eternity is being released on PC this September 22nd in North America, with Europe following days after.