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Old Republic draws 2m beta testers

750,000 play over Thanksgiving weekend, 250,000 concurrently

EA's Eric Brown has revealed that over two million players participated in the recently concluded Star Wars: The Old republic beta, with 750,000 unique users signing in over the Thanksgiving weekend.

At peak, a quarter of a million of them were playing concurrently.

Each of those players, Brown told an audience at the Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, logged an average of twelve hours play each over the three day holiday.

John Riccitiello has previoulsy claimed that the game could see profit from as few as half a million players, with Sony Online's Joh Smedley predicting that it could garner as many as two million players quite quickly despite some misgiings about a pure subscription monetisation model.

Star Wars: The Old Republic will launch worldwide on December 20, 2011.

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