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Guild Wars 2: 2 Million and Counting

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  • DiSpLiFFDiSpLiFF Toronto, ONPosts: 605Member
    Originally posted by gravesworn
    Really can we compare it to other mmos as far as financial inqury is concerned? Would we not need to compare it to other non subscription based games? Does anyone know how to find the first two weeks of box sales for wow? I dont know how you to compare a subscription based game over a non subscription based game.

    Diablo 3 sold over 3.6 million in 24 hours if you want to compare to non-subscription game. 

    just throwing it out there. 

  • MeleagarMeleagar Nunyadambidness, TXPosts: 407Member
    Originally posted by remyburke
    Sky's the limit ANet. Freaking amazing game.

    First time in a long time I can actually say - I LOVE THIS GAME!!

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,400Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by kadepsyson
    Originally posted by fatboy21007
    Look out WoW,  some1 is gaining steam XD

    WoW has more subscribers than GW2 ever will

    Not that GW2 will have any subscribers, but they'll never have as many players as WoW does.  Still, the expansions that everyone called a failure sold more than this in a single day...just saying...

     

    PS I love cataclysm, it made leveling up a new alt fun again.

     

    Edit: Mists of Pandaria already has more pre-orders...It's set to beat Diablo 3 in first day sales record...again, just sayin'...

     
  • kadepsysonkadepsyson Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,917Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by volvoxaureus
    this game had so much hype and still didn't broke the record 3.5 millions in the first 24h....

    Don't forget, a lot of the initial first sales were prepurchases months earlier.  The other stuff people went and bought at the store on the first day.

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  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 3,476Member Rare
    Originally posted by gravesworn
    Does anyone know how to find the first two weeks of box sales for wow?

    this is the closest i got

     

    World of Warcraft Is Setting Records

    By Rainier Van Autrijve | Dec 1, 2004

    Blizzard is trying to keep up as World of Warcraft flies off the shelves.

    Blizzard is obviously thrilled by the World of Warcraft success as sales numbers show WoW has broken day-one sales records in North America. World of Warcraft sold over 240,000 copies at retailers in North America on Tuesday, November 23, selling more in its first 24 hours than any other PC game in history.

    ...

    By the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, World of Warcraft sold a total of over 350,000 copies, with reports from various retail stores that they had completely sold out

     

     

    BC sold 3.5 mil units it's first month as far as io could find.

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  • LethalityLethality Apopka, FLPosts: 71Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by tawess
    Originally posted by gravesworn
    Does anyone know how to find the first two weeks of box sales for wow?

    this is the closest i got

     

    World of Warcraft Is Setting Records

    By Rainier Van Autrijve | Dec 1, 2004

    Blizzard is trying to keep up as World of Warcraft flies off the shelves.

    Blizzard is obviously thrilled by the World of Warcraft success as sales numbers show WoW has broken day-one sales records in North America. World of Warcraft sold over 240,000 copies at retailers in North America on Tuesday, November 23, selling more in its first 24 hours than any other PC game in history.

    ...

    By the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, World of Warcraft sold a total of over 350,000 copies, with reports from various retail stores that they had completely sold out

    You have to compare it to non-sub sales like Diablo III, or even console games... in comparison, these sales numbers pale.

  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 3,476Member Rare
    yeah back in the days that was massive.

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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member Uncommon

    How did I know there would be people in this thread acting like 2 million sales is a bad thing?

    Seriously, just stop, it's embarrassing.  Way to go, ANet.

  • BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKPosts: 2,380Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lethality
    Originally posted by tawess
    Originally posted by gravesworn

    You have to compare it to non-sub sales like Diablo III, or even console games... in comparison, these sales numbers pale.

    Why would you do that?  If you are going to compare sales, you need to stick within the genre, which is MMORPG. 

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,837Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kilmar
    Guardian lvl 80, don't understand the hype at all.

    I think the hype was even after 80 the game wasn't over. How is your crafting, is your map and all acheivements complete, pets dyes, WvWvW, sPVP? There are many, many things to do besides hit max level imho.

    I have about 160 hours or more in the game and have only completed about 38% of the map. And of that 38% I haven't adventured or done all the achievements in it. My to main crafting disciplines are only at about 200 and gathering is challenging.

    Little article to read. I'm sure it won't motivate you to press on but it may. ;)

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  • Z3R01Z3R01 NYC, NYPosts: 2,426Member Uncommon

    That's cool.

    GW2 is a good game.

    Grats.

    Playing:

    Waiting on:

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,400Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lethality
    Originally posted by tawess
    Originally posted by gravesworn
    Does anyone know how to find the first two weeks of box sales for wow?

    this is the closest i got

     

    World of Warcraft Is Setting Records

    By Rainier Van Autrijve | Dec 1, 2004

    Blizzard is trying to keep up as World of Warcraft flies off the shelves.

    Blizzard is obviously thrilled by the World of Warcraft success as sales numbers show WoW has broken day-one sales records in North America. World of Warcraft sold over 240,000 copies at retailers in North America on Tuesday, November 23, selling more in its first 24 hours than any other PC game in history.

    ...

    By the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, World of Warcraft sold a total of over 350,000 copies, with reports from various retail stores that they had completely sold out

    You have to compare it to non-sub sales like Diablo III, or even console games... in comparison, these sales numbers pale.

     

    Back in 2004, MMOs weren't on anyone's map, unless you played DAoC, UO, or EQ.  Which was maybe like 500k people...maybe.  WoW put the MMO out to the masses, that's how they got millions to join.  You can't compare first weeks numbers from 2004 to todays games.  The market is infinitely larger than it used to be...500k vs ~15 million...of course you'll sell more today.

     
  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by gravesworn
    Really can we compare it to other mmos as far as financial inqury is concerned? Would we not need to compare it to other non subscription based games? Does anyone know how to find the first two weeks of box sales for wow? I dont know how you to compare a subscription based game over a non subscription based game.

    Login queues and massive systemwide server instabilities/daily crashes for several months?  Unable (at any price) to acquire more server hardware?

    Situations, again, are not remotely similar--and comparisons futile.

    But you know, that's never stopped a gamer from arguing numbers :)

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  • Creslin321Creslin321 Baltimore, MDPosts: 5,359Member

    Grats ANet...awesome game that I really want to succeed so that we can see a bunch of high quality expansions down the road :).

    Also, I think it's hilarious that there are a bunch of people in here trying to spin 2 million sales negatively somehow.

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  • BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKPosts: 2,380Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    How did I know there would be people in this thread acting like 2 million sales is a bad thing? Seriously, just stop, it's embarrassing.  Way to go, ANet.

    I know right?  It's like people are really pissed off with another games success.

  • SukiyakiSukiyaki Posts: 1,443Member Uncommon
    inb4 WoW kids compare GW2 western sales to Blizzards global sales releases and pretend Blizzard games have not been advertised and artificially hyped easily ten times more if you could even quantify all the crap Blizzard pulls to promote their title.
     
    "Hey I ignored all the fun content and played this game like a hamster because it was possible just spending long enough time in the wheel. Why are games so boring X-clones these days and can't be more like X? Im going back to grind repeatable tasks in X and hone my skills with some dice roles, waiting 14 months for the next paid content patch."
  • kadepsysonkadepsyson Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,917Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gravarg
    Originally posted by Lethality
    Originally posted by tawess
    Originally posted by gravesworn
    Does anyone know how to find the first two weeks of box sales for wow?

    this is the closest i got

     

    World of Warcraft Is Setting Records

    By Rainier Van Autrijve | Dec 1, 2004

    Blizzard is trying to keep up as World of Warcraft flies off the shelves.

    Blizzard is obviously thrilled by the World of Warcraft success as sales numbers show WoW has broken day-one sales records in North America. World of Warcraft sold over 240,000 copies at retailers in North America on Tuesday, November 23, selling more in its first 24 hours than any other PC game in history.

    ...

    By the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, World of Warcraft sold a total of over 350,000 copies, with reports from various retail stores that they had completely sold out

    You have to compare it to non-sub sales like Diablo III, or even console games... in comparison, these sales numbers pale.

     

    Back in 2004, MMOs weren't any anyone's map, unless you played DAoC, UO, or EQ.  Which was maybe like 500k people...maybe.  WoW put the MMO out to the masses, that's how they got millions to join.  You can't compare first weeks numbers from 2004 to todays games.  The market is infinitely larger than it used to be...500k vs ~15 million...of course you'll sell more today.

    Except, sadly, GW2 didn't sell that many more than 2004.  They had MONTHS of additional sales time from pre purchase, as well as a ton of digital orders.  WoW had 24 hours and boxes at stores.

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  • RizelStarRizelStar Raleigh, NCPosts: 2,773Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lethality
    Originally posted by Nikkita
    Originally posted by Lethality
    Hehe, no. This game isn't mainstream enough... it has a limited appeal, and there are signs that the foundation has cracks in it (endgame, broken designs, balance.)

    According to Anet they want to beat WOW in sales and be number one. I think they know for that they have to go for mass appeal hence mainstream.

    But the design *isn't* mainstream. It tries to be, but falls short in the general appeal.

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    Orr is fun btw so is the level 70-80 zone I like fighting the claw of jormag.

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  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,400Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    How did I know there would be people in this thread acting like 2 million sales is a bad thing? Seriously, just stop, it's embarrassing.  Way to go, ANet.  

    I never said it was a bad thing.  Others were saying it's the greatest sales success ever, or at least acting like it, but it's far from it.  I plan on getting GW2 on the 25th, and playing that along side WoW and Rift.

  • wutaewutae athensPosts: 74Member Uncommon

    ER CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN, BY SAYING UNITS, DO THEY MEAN, BOXES?

     

    Because if that is true, they had 1 mill pre-purchases, and 2 million boxes, as well as from the 20 members of my guild 3 of them prepurchased, and 17 of them ordered digitally, so by pure speculation we can easily say that they have sold (putting random number here)  lets say 6 million ? OR 2 millions units, means 2 million total accounts?

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  • JerYnkFanJerYnkFan Kenilworth, NJPosts: 339Member Uncommon
    Congrats to ANET and foolish me for thinking there would be no "how many people are subbed" arguments.
  • TdogSkalTdogSkal Livonia, MIPosts: 1,244Member
    Originally posted by DiSpLiFF
    Originally posted by gravesworn
    Really can we compare it to other mmos as far as financial inqury is concerned? Would we not need to compare it to other non subscription based games? Does anyone know how to find the first two weeks of box sales for wow? I dont know how you to compare a subscription based game over a non subscription based game.

    Diablo 3 sold over 3.6 million in 24 hours if you want to compare to non-subscription game. 

    just throwing it out there. 

    Yea but I think its pretty safe to say that Most of those who bought D3 got it because they loved D2 and had to wait 10+ years for a new Diablo and I think its safe to say that the good majority do not play D3 anymore because it was a crappy game.

    So yes Diablo 3 should have out sold Guild Wars 2.  Many more people have been waiting on Diablo 3 then Guild Wars 2.

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  • RizelStarRizelStar Raleigh, NCPosts: 2,773Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Creslin321
    Grats ANet...awesome game that I really want to succeed so that we can see a bunch of high quality expansions down the road :). Also, I think it's hilarious that there are a bunch of people in here trying to spin 2 million sales negatively somehow.

    Lol it's amusing.

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  • GoldenArrowGoldenArrow TurkuPosts: 1,182Member Uncommon
    I wish I could take back my purchase. But it's not sub game so I can't :O
  • wutaewutae athensPosts: 74Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by TdogSkal
    Originally posted by DiSpLiFF
    Originally posted by gravesworn
    Really can we compare it to other mmos as far as financial inqury is concerned? Would we not need to compare it to other non subscription based games? Does anyone know how to find the first two weeks of box sales for wow? I dont know how you to compare a subscription based game over a non subscription based game.

    Diablo 3 sold over 3.6 million in 24 hours if you want to compare to non-subscription game. 

    just throwing it out there. 

    Yea but I think its pretty safe to say that Most of those who bought D3 got it because they loved D2 and had to wait 10+ years for a new Diablo and I think its safe to say that the good majority do not play D3 anymore because it was a crappy game.

    So yes Diablo 3 should have out sold Guild Wars 2.  Many more people have been waiting on Diablo 3 then Guild Wars 2.

    as i said 2 posts above, diablo 3 sold 3.6 million accounts, not boxes, can someone try to confirm my question ?

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