Sega of America has announced that more than 200,000 users worldwide have registered for its online role-playing game Phantasy Star Online since its release in December. The game is the first of its kind on the console format, as it lets players from around the world meet, communicate, and compete on the PSO servers.
"The revolutionary new concept and global online gameplay in Phantasy Star Online have spawned an enthusiastic and dedicated gaming community among gamers from around the world," said John Golden, director of product marketing at Sega of America. "With literally thousands of gamers playing at any given moment, Phantasy Star Online delivers an online gaming experience unparalleled in the industry."
Phantasy Star Online was developed by Sonic Team, Sega's in-house studio.