Not quite sure why everyone has to be so cynical. The game virtually disappeared from stores, is known in most communities as a failure, and was down (along with ffxi) after the tragic earthquake. So it's an understandable question. If this wasn't a FF any other company would prob shut the servers down, fix the game, and re-launch from scratch.
The game is not down though.
And it probably won't ever go down until there is a new FF MMO regardless of how poorly it does.
Edited, Jun 5th 2011 7:58am by Azurymber