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Warhammer Online ships 1.5 million copies

Warhammer MMO is EA's most pre-ordered PC game to date

Mythic Entertainment has announced that its fantasy MMO, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, has shipped 1.5 million copies to retailers in preparation for its global release on Thursday.

The game has also set a company record for the most retail pre-orders for any PC game in publisher EA's history.

Earlier this year Funcom's Age of Conan shipped 700,000 copies to retailers for its release, while World of Warcraft expansion The Burning Crusade sold 2.4 million copies to actual customers - not retailers - in its first 24 hours on sale.

Those who pre-ordered Warhammer Online have been able to download and play the game since the "head start" began yesterday (Sunday, for Collector's Edition owners). Servers are already very busy, with long queues on the more popular Destruction side, due to population capping.

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