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Guild Wars 2 sells 2 million

By Brendan Sinclair

Guild Wars 2 sells 2 million

Thu 13 Sep 2012 3:30pm GMT / 11:30am EDT / 8:30am PDT

NCsoft's subscription-free MMO passes milestone two weeks after launch


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Guild Wars 2 has sold 2 million copies two weeks after launch, publisher NCsoft announced today. The subscription-free MMO achieved that milestone despite being unavailable for much of that span. NCsoft also stated that peak concurrent player count tops 400,000 "regularly."

The MMO launched August 28, but retail copies were quickly snatched up and developer ArenaNet halted online sales after just two days to deploy more servers and improve the player experience for the base it already had. Retailers were eventually restocked, and online sales resumed September 10.

However, Guild Wars 2 had a considerable head start, with NCsoft announcing last month that it had already topped 1 million in pre-release sales. The game still has a long way to go to catch its predecessor, as the original Guild Wars and its add-ons collectively sold more than 6 million copies.

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Terence Gage Freelance writer

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So is PC gaming still dead, has someone resuscitated it, or was it on life support this whole time?

Posted:4 years ago


Benjamin Crause Supervisor Central Support, Nintendo of Europe

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The game is selling for a good reason. I love it. And no: it is no a WoW-killer and I am thankful for that.

Posted:4 years ago


Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd

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It's not WoW, and that's the best thing about it. Ever notice how well all those WoW clones like TOR, Warhammer, etc. do? Not very!

Edit: PS, on the 6 million sold comment, it's FAR outpacing the original Guild Wars at this time. Like, 5:1. Just sayin'.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Nicholas Pantazis on 14th September 2012 10:45pm

Posted:4 years ago


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