Pet Society: Peter Pan "Limited Edition" Statue
Playfish seems to have a slightly skewed idea of the term "limited edition." Things that are in limited edition, such as a Leroy Neiman print, or a Bentley Brooklands, are pretty rare with under 500 copies. But there are 250,000 Peter Pan Statues in Pet Society.
More surprising than this high quantity is that so many people have already snapped these up. The picture above was taken less than two hours after the statue's release. Let's do the math:
250,000 – 241,407 = 8593 statues sold
Given the astronomical price tag of this statue (16,000 coins), we can assume that most of these statues were bought with the help of the Bank, where you can get 18,000 coins instantly for $20 U.S.
Let's do the math again. Let's assume that out of the 8593 statues sold, half of these were bought with the cash coins. (A very conservative estimate; I suspect that the actual number is closer to 8000.)
8593 / 2 = 4296 bought the $20 bag of coins
4296 x $20 = $85,920
$85,920 in less than two hours! And this is a low estimate. If 8000 people went to the bank to purchase this "limited edition" statue, Playfish made $160,000 in that same time frame.
If every statue is bought through the bank, Playfish will make $5 million off this item. The theme this week may be "never grow up," complete with Tinkerbell outfits and Neverland scenes, but some of us have clearly grown up and grown shrewd.
This article originally appeared on Pet Society Anonymous.