NCSoft's Lineage M is believed to have already generated over $233 million in revenues in its first month of release.
As reported by The Korea Herald, Lineage M is believed to have generated $9.6 million (₩10.7 billion) on its first day of release, and is expected to reach daily revenues of $80.4 million (₩90 billion). This suggests that its revenues for the month could reach between $233 million and $268 million.
This would therefore make its opening month more successful than Netmarble's Lineage 2: Revolution, which generated over $176 million in its first month. It is also currently the fastest game to have reached $100 million in revenues.
"It goes without saying that Lineage M has already brought at least 250 billion won to NCSOFT," said a source from within the games industry.
"It is a much expected result considering the popularity of computer version Lineage, which has remained solid for almost two decades."
Lineage M is also expected to have now reached 10 million subscribers. It had initially secured 5.5 million subscribers in its pre-registration period.
Despite its competitor's success, Lineage 2: Revolution continues to perform well. It is currently only available in a handful of countries, but is due to launch in the US, Japan, and China by the end of 2017.