Cash for war: Guild Wars 2 becomes fastest selling MMORPG in history
According to DFC Intelligence Guild Wars 2 becomes fastest selling MMORPG in history topping 3 million sales in the first nine months of availability. Analyst David Cole of DFC Intelligence states “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.”.
Nine months? I think that’s bit long for sales records to compete. The press release goes to mention how it will accomplish bring Guild Wars 2 to China and also give new players in the West a free trail account, “…ArenaNet has partnered with KongZhong Corporation, a leading Chinese provider of digital entertainment services. ArenaNet also announced a free trial for players looking to experience what millions of others are already enjoying. New players can create an account starting today and participate in a free trial from 08:00 BST Friday, 23rd August to 07:59 BST Monday, 26th August…”.
Whilst we can see potential for a large Chinese player base to spring up in Guild Wars 2, the player demand for content and state of which is currently being addressed, still, it seems to be a good time to introduce a friend to the series and level your alts up.
You can find out more over on Guild Wars 2 website, unfortunately, this news from Games Press (leading through to Bastion) contains no link to the data that DFC Intelligence has drawn conclusions from. So has Guild Wars 2 really broken the MMORPG fastest sales record below? Let us know if you think.