By Tim Colwill on September 14, 2012 at 11:32 am
ArenaNet have found their own horn this morning and begun thoroughly tooting it, with the news that Guild Wars 2 has passed two million units sold. With the game only being out for two weeks, that’s a fairly staggering one million per week, even when you take into account their decision to suspend digital sales temporarily.
“Despite temporarily halting first-party sales and replenishing retail stores to maintain an optimal player experience, Guild Wars 2 surpassed the two million sales milestone shortly after turning sales back on,” reads the press release excitedly. It took the original Guild Wars just over a year to achieve the same sales figures, an impressive improvement by anybody’s standards.
The launch of Guild Wars 2 has been far from perfect, with server stress issues, widespread hacking, and the ban of over 3,000 players due to taking advantage of cheap vendor items. But to make it to two million in such a short time is well done indeed — hats off to ArenaNet!
Source: Press Release