Wildstar is never a profitable title for NCsoft, not at all. In 2015 the revenue came from Wildstar just made up 0.6% of NCsoft’s total revenue. It went worse in Q1 2016, as the game’s revenue dropped to the lowest point since 2015. While Lineage and Blade & Soul hit $67 million and $46 million in sales, Wildstar got merely $1.1 million in Q1 2016. Obviously, Wildstar is not doing well, and it’s not exaggerated to say the game is nearly dead.
Carbine Studios’ layoff in March and the cancel of Wildstar’s Chinese release was a heavy blow to the game. The game remains operational and keeps releasing new content in the west, which is good for players of the game, for now. But, how much further the game can go?