Guild Wars 2 sells one million copies

Guild Wars 2 only just launched earlier today, but it's developer has already announced that sales have hit the one million mark. That number is very likely to grow much larger as it only accounts for pre-orders.

ArenaNet said that they reached a peak of 400,000 concurrent users (playing at the same time) during the pre-release early access that has been running since Saturday for pre-order customers and press.

The wind is at ArenaNet's back right now, and Guild Wars 2 is the talk of the gaming industry. We're not quite ready to say it's the next World of Warcraft of course (look what happened to Star Wars: The Old Republic after a strong start) but this has got to be an incredibly encouraging beginning to what will now certainly be a long adventure for ArenaNet.

The one million number comes in stark contrast to a report we published earlier today which showed The Secret World, which launched just last month has seen only 200,000 purchases.


  • Travia220 - August 28, 2012 10:58 p.m.

    So not quite as hyped as SWTOR and but slightly better than Rift. Not bad.. but it's not like this is a bombshell for MMORPG's. This is about normal. Well, 1million units sold is typically average for most AAA Games.
  • KnowYourPokemon - August 28, 2012 7:10 p.m.

    Can't say I'm surprised. I never get hyped over MMO's, in fact I'm fairly cynical when new MMO's are released so I can honestly say im surprised with how well Guild Wars 2 is turning out. As for how Star Wars had a decent start SW was also a subscription MMO, once people pay for Guild Wars 2 that's it so it's not like people will play for the 30 days and then think "well, I have to pay $15 to play at all for the next month"
  • ObliqueZombie - August 28, 2012 5:50 p.m.


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