As the internet is filled with only complaints and hate posts about Guild Wars 2, I tried to search for some positive news about the MMORPG. Swimming through all the Guild Wars 2 Gold spams like “Buy Guild Wars 2 Gold”, I saw something that I can’t believe I didn’t know for the longest time (almost two years now).
This Made Me Smile
As a fan and player of Guild Wars 2, this wonderful news made my day brighter. It is a pearl on a sea of rocks. I saw this on a post from Reddit and here’s the good news:
Guild Wars® 2 Fastest-Selling MMOG in History
Phenomenal European and North American Sales Set Record-Breaking
Benchmark for Western Massively Multiplayer Online Games
BELLEVUE Wash. – 16th Aug, 2013: ArenaNet™, developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, and DFC Intelligence, a strategic market research and consulting firm focused on interactive entertainment, today announced that Guild Wars 2 ranks as the all-time fastest selling Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) in Europe North America and Europe, with territorial sales topping more than 3 million in the first nine months of availability.
“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”.
Guild Wars 2 is expected to experience rapid growth once it releases in China, where the player-base has the potential to exceed that of the West. To bring Guild Wars 2 to China, 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 Fri., Aug. 23 (12:01am PDT) through Sun., Aug. 25. (11:59pm PDT). Players can register for free trial accounts here:http://register.guildwars2.com/trial
For more details about Guild Wars 2, visit www.guildwars2.com.
Yup! Guild Wars 2 holds the record for the fastest-selling MMO in history now. That pretty much affirms how it was anticipated two years and is still played by players all over the world. Cheers to this and more power to Guild Wars 2!