Guild Wars 2 hits 3.5 million sales in first year

Guild Wars 2

Arenanet releases vital statistics in celebration of its 12 month success story.

Guild Wars 2 has seen over 3.5 million copies sold during its first 12 months on shelves, making it the fastest selling MMO ever, according to game maker ArenaNet.

The company also revealed what the title's busy community has been up to over the past year, with over 460,000 concurrent players - a population larger than Iceland.

“So much has happened in the past twelve months that sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that it was just one year ago today that we launched Guild Wars 2”, wrote ArenaNet president Mike O’Brien.

“If you haven’t joined us yet, there’s never been a better time. Whether you’d rather wage war in epic battles with hundreds of players, test your skills against fellow players in our competitive PvP scene, or just explore a vast world that offers new surprises every time you log in, I invite you to check out Guild Wars 2 today”.

During its first year on sale, Guild Wars 2 has delivered over 45 petabytes of data, which is equivalent to 22.5 trillion pages of text.

The company provides a more detailed breakdown of its first year on its celebratory blog post.

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