With over 3 million units sold in the first nine months of availability, Guild Wars 2 is the fastest selling MMO ever in the western market.
That’s no small feat right there. Riding a wave of acclaim and accolades, Guild Wars 2 has set a high bar for quality, and it has earned them a spot in MMORPG history according to an official ArenaNet press release. 3 million units sold in the game’s first nine months of availability puts it at the top of the record books in Europe and North America according to DFC Intelligence, a strategic market research and consulting firm focused on interactive entertainment.
“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”, said analyst David Cole of DFC Intelligence. “This puts Guild Wars 2 in an impressive position when they release in China, where we’ve seen similar franchises really take off”.
ArenaNet has partnered with KongZhong Corporation, a leading Chinese provider of digital entertainment services, to bring Guild Wars 2 to China, where some are expecting it to have an even larger playerbase.
With this mark set in western markets, it will be interesting to watch how Guild Wars 2 performs as it’s introduced into China. There always seems to be room for interpretation with these market researches, but I don’t think there’s much doubt at this point that ArenaNet has created an immensely popular game with an already huge global following that is going to continue to grow for the foreseeable future.