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GW2 Number of Active Players

ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,880Member Uncommon

I just wanted to know if anyone knows the current number of active players to this game?  Is it over 1 million or close to it?

I know the game sold about 3 million boxes after release but how many are actually playing now?

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  • korent1991korent1991 CakovecPosts: 1,364Member Uncommon

    no official information about it is available regarding it.

    tho, considering the amount of players I run into nowadays in comparison with release date, I'd say maybe 40-60% less people from the initial rush... Which is still quite a good number I guess.

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  • doodphacedoodphace Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,833Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by korent1991

    no official information about it is available regarding it.

    tho, considering the amount of players I run into nowadays in comparison with release date, I'd say maybe 40-60% less people from the initial rush... Which is still quite a good number I guess.

    Any number given here is pure speculation, though whats for sure is that it does have far less than 3 million active players.

    The game is still alive and well though.

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,880Member Uncommon
    The GW2 wiki said right now it has about 400,000+ concurrent players...but even thats speculation since wiki info is not based on official info yet its a reasonable number.
  • bliss14bliss14 eleva, WIPosts: 565Member Uncommon

    I would imagine it's just too hard to say.  I mean someone could have stopped playing for a month and then logged in to play for two hours.   Non sub  games just don't have the same quantifiable measures like WoW.

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  • sumdumguy1sumdumguy1 avondale, AZPosts: 964Member Uncommon
    747,392 at the moment
  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,415Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bliss14

    I would imagine it's just too hard to say.  I mean someone could have stopped playing for a month and then logged in to play for two hours.   Non sub  games just don't have the same quantifiable measures like WoW.

    Exactly. I just stopped playing for a month, then came back and am playing quite actively again. I suppose they could count the number of unique log-ins per month or something like that, but I guess the number isn't huge enough for it to make sense marketing wise. It's no Diablo 3, obviously.

  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,592Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by doodphace
    Originally posted by korent1991

    no official information about it is available regarding it.

    tho, considering the amount of players I run into nowadays in comparison with release date, I'd say maybe 40-60% less people from the initial rush... Which is still quite a good number I guess.

    Any number given here is pure speculation, though whats for sure is that it does have far less than 3 million active players.

    The game is still alive and well though.

    Lol. I like how you say "all the numbers are speculation" then give your own estimate.

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  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,402Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Fendel84M
    Originally posted by doodphace
    Originally posted by korent1991

    no official information about it is available regarding it.

    tho, considering the amount of players I run into nowadays in comparison with release date, I'd say maybe 40-60% less people from the initial rush... Which is still quite a good number I guess.

    Any number given here is pure speculation, though whats for sure is that it does have far less than 3 million active players.

    The game is still alive and well though.

    Lol. I like how you say "all the numbers are speculation" then give your own estimate.

    Haha oh the internet

  • NadiaNadia Topsham, MainePosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by tkreep
    The GW2 wiki said right now it has about 400,000+ concurrent players...but even thats speculation since wiki info is not based on official info yet its a reasonable number.

    its an official number -- an official launch number but who knows now?

    http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/28/guild-wars-2-hits-400k-concurrent-users-before-launch/

     

    despite subs giving a better idea,

    just because you are subbed does not mean you are actively playing

    i had a sub to WOW for 3 months but I only played for a few weeks - and was totally absent for 2 months

  • stayBlindstayBlind Suwannee, GAPosts: 527Member Common
    I bought it, but I no longer play (back on gw1).

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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 4,104Member Uncommon
    400.000 concurrent players means 400.000 players logged in at the same time, that doesn't mean the game has only 400.000 players in total.
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  • PurutzilPurutzil East Stroudsburg, PAPosts: 2,961Member Uncommon

    The number isn't revealed and the only ones who would know would be ANET, and they won't post such information unless they felt the number was good enough to warrent posting. It could just be decent really and it wouldn't't be beneficial to post it.

     

    Since its B2P and you can just count people logging on once a month as 'active' if they want which means if they do feel like posting numbers, its probably not going to be pretty bad numbers, using people who log on 5 minutes to 'peek' on the game as being 'active' for the sake of boosting appearances.

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,803Member Rare
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    400.000 concurrent players means 400.000 players logged in at the same time, that doesn't mean the game has only 400.000 players in total.

    doubtful, Eve online has only 500k active subs, of which no more than 50k are online at any one time, for there to be 400k active players online then would probably have needed to have around 4 million active players..  its not unlikely that the 400k figure was unique accounts that logged in over a weekly, or more likely a monthly period.image

  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member

    I could also only find that link regarding 400,000 players.

    If that is true than this is very disappointing  for a game which according to Mike O Brian was supposed to beat WOW and become number one.

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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 4,104Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Phry
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    400.000 concurrent players means 400.000 players logged in at the same time, that doesn't mean the game has only 400.000 players in total.

    doubtful, Eve online has only 500k active subs, of which no more than 50k are online at any one time, for there to be 400k active players online then would probably have needed to have around 4 million active players..  its not unlikely that the 400k figure was unique accounts that logged in over a weekly, or more likely a monthly period.image

    You can believe what you want, it's still very clear... 400.000 concurrent players means 400.000 players logged into the game at a specific time, most likely the peak hour of course. Concurrent means at the same time, and not over a week or a month.

    And is that really so surprising that many more people play GW2 than EvE? It may surprise EvE players who get their feelings hurt because some other game does better than their beloved game, but that's it.

    400.000 concurrent players is quite impressive - that's actually more than most other recent MMOs have total players.

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  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,803Member Rare
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    Originally posted by Phry
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    400.000 concurrent players means 400.000 players logged in at the same time, that doesn't mean the game has only 400.000 players in total.

    doubtful, Eve online has only 500k active subs, of which no more than 50k are online at any one time, for there to be 400k active players online then would probably have needed to have around 4 million active players..  its not unlikely that the 400k figure was unique accounts that logged in over a weekly, or more likely a monthly period.image

    You can believe what you want, it's still very clear... 400.000 concurrent players means 400.000 players logged into the game at a specific time, most likely the peak hour of course. Concurrent means at the same time, and not over a week or a month.

    And is that really so surprising that many more people play GW2 than EvE? It may surprise EvE players who get their feelings hurt because some other game does better than their beloved game, but that's it.

    so GW2 has more active players than it sold boxes for, sounds like they have a bit of a hacker problem image

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 4,104Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Phry

    so GW2 has more active players than it sold boxes for, sounds like they have a bit of a hacker problem image

    They sold over 3 million accounts. What's the problem? You don't make any sense.

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  • boxsndboxsnd Kraxton, ARPosts: 438Member Uncommon

    According to xfire there must be about 400k-450k active players (and xfire is usually correct about those things)

     

    Edit: xfire is right but my math was wrong. It's actually around 310k active players. I mistakenly compared it to the 3 mil total sales but I should have compared it to the 2.2 mil sales that GW2 had on the day it peaked (1 week after release).

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  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Originally posted by boxsnd
    According to xfire there must be about 400k-450k active players (and xfire is usually correct about those things)

    More and more people use raptr than X Fire these days. If you want more accurate estimation check Raptr. But 400K sounds about right.

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  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,803Member Rare
    Originally posted by boxsnd
    According to xfire there must be about 400k-450k active players (and xfire is usually correct about those things)

    sounds about right, and ties in with my own statement, but the argument was about concurrent players, which is another thing entirely. image

  • boxsndboxsnd Kraxton, ARPosts: 438Member Uncommon
    But raptr has rewards/promotions which alters the stats. Rift is nr.1 currently even above LoL because it has an insane reward.

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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 4,104Member Uncommon

    I'm surprised XFire didn't come into play earlier. You know that when people start to use XFire or Raptr as reference for population numbers, nothing good will come out of a thread and you can consider it over.

    It's a bit like only counting people with income higher than $5000 per month and pretending everybody is rich and poor people don't exist.

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  • flizzerflizzer Manchester, NHPosts: 1,803Member Uncommon
    Of course, we all know the game is failing and people are abandoning this game for whatever the favorite game is of the current thread poster on this topic.   We do this at least once a week around here , often more.  I have no idea on numbers as does anyone else here obviously, but I do know people love to hate on this and are constantly bringing this up, so it has hit a nerve. I will just continue to play.
  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,803Member Rare
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

    I'm surprised XFire didn't come into play earlier. You know that when people start to use XFire or Raptr as reference for population numbers, nothing good will come out of a thread and you can consider it over.

    It's a bit like only counting people with income higher than $5000 per month and pretending everybody is rich and poor people don't exist.

    if i was going to use xfire to back up my reasoning, then i'd suggest that GW2 only had around 2k concurrent players, which is the figure on xfire, but yes, xfire is only used by a very small number of people, and i have little doubt that raptr is the same, i was basing my own statement on evidence obtained from Eve, which although a different genre of game, does however, give out information regarding active and concurrent player numbers, which does allow for a certain amount of 'extrapolation'. Even World of Warcraft, which claims to have over 8 million active subs, probably doesnt even have over 400k concurrent users, but thats another argument, but just because the 400K figure is probably the number of unique accounts over a weekly period, that is actually a pretty good number, all things considered. image

  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,415Member Uncommon

    It's really not surprising GW2 hit 400K concurrent users during the head start. People are very active when a new MMO launches.

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