The charts are in (hi btw) and in Japan, FFXIV hit the charts at number 2 (just behind •JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle - a class name for a game that).
Okay, SE said the servers hold 4,000 people and they had 50 servers, 50 * 4,000 = 200,000, just keep that in mind.
Sales of FFXIV A Realm Reborn, god I'm dragging this out, lovely weather today, yes?
•Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3, Square Enix) - 184.018
The Japanese could fill the servers up almost on their own (note, it says PS3 but I don't know if that is just PS3 or includes PC sales for an overall number, it also doesn't take into account 1.0 players who bought the PS3 version etc so the number of new players for that is an unknown quantity).
CVG Showing The Charts In Japan
Also of note, Sony is refunding all PS3 users who purchased the game on the 27th and 28th of August (I'm in the EU so that's EU news). I already used up my posting rights on the XIV official forums so can't divulge the figures there.
/edit - spelt figures wrong in the title, go figure :P
Edited, Sep 4th 2013 3:31pm by Lexxuk