It's Official: Guild Wars 2 Is the Fastest Selling Title in Western MMO History
Let's be honest; we already knew that Guild Wars 2 was popular. But it's still surprising to see just how popular it actually is when you actually start wrapping that popularity in statistics. See, Guild Wars 2 has been named the fastest selling Western MMO in history.
It was DFC Intelligence, a strategic market research and consulting firm focused on interactive entertainment, who crunched the numbers to make this statistic public. DFC analyst David Cole made this statement: “After triangulating against multiple data sources, it’s clear that Guild Wars 2 is the fastest-selling Western MMO of all time based on the first nine months of availability. This puts Guild Wars 2 in an impressive position when they release in China, where we’ve seen similar franchises really take off.”
So how many copies does an MMO have to sell to earn this title? Well, Guild Wars 2 sold over 3 million in North America and Europe in its first nine months. And, as Cole pointed out, the game hasn't even launched in China yet. When it does, it's expected to be hugely successful over there as well.
If you still haven't hopped into the game to see what all the fuss is about, ArenaNet is holding a free trial weekend from August 23 to August 26.