Guild Wars 2: Fastest-Selling MMO

Guild Wars 2 sets record-breaking sales for Western Massively Multiplayer Online games.

In a press release sent out this morning, ArenaNet and DFC Intelligence, a strategic market research and consulting firm focused on interactive entertainment, announced that Guild Wars 2 is the all-time fastest selling MMORPG in North America and Europe. This announcement is based on the game selling more than 3 million copies in the first nine months within the two markets.

Analyst David Cole of DFC Intelligence added that these record-breaking sales will put the game in "an impressive position when they release in China, where we've seen similar franchises really take off." Guild Wars 2 is expected to grow rapidly once it releases in China where the player-base has the potential to grow even larger than the record-breaking sales in the West. For the China release of Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet has partnered with KongZhong Corporation, a leading Chinese provider of digital entertainment services.

Along with this announcement, ArenaNet has announced a free trial for players to experience Guild Wars 2. New players can create an account starting today by registering at Once an account is created they may download the client in preparation for the free trial that lasts from Friday, Aug. 23 (12:01 am PDT) through Sunday, Aug 25 (11:59 pm PDT). This free trial weekend will take place over the last weekend before GW2's one-year anniversary on Aug 28.

Matt "Mattsta" Adams

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