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Guild Wars 2 Becomes Fastest-Ever-Selling Western MMORPG

Jonathan Lester
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Guild Wars 2 Becomes Fastest-Ever-Selling Western MMORPG

Free Weekend Trial Announced

ArenaNet are chuffed to announce that, according to data supplied by DFC Intelligence, Guild Wars 2 is officially the fastest-selling MMORPG in the US and Europe. Having sold more than three million copies in the first nine months, this feat is doubly impressive considering they haven't yet rolled out in China, which they're now gunning for as the next step.

To celebrate, Guild Wars 2 will be free-to-try next weekend. Details below.

After triangulating against multiple data sources, it’s clear that Guild Wars 2 is the fastest-selling Western MMO of all time based on the first nine months of availability”, said analyst David Cole of DFC Intelligence (a strategic market research and consulting firm focused on interactive entertainment). “This puts Guild Wars 2 in an impressive position when they release in China, where we’ve seen similar franchises really take off."

NeoGAF fans have painstakingly compiled an infographic to put this in context (click to embiggen):

Guild Wars 2 Becomes Fastest-Ever-Selling Western MMORPG

@OMLECH and @WILLIARMSTRONGIV should be very proud of themselves. It's a masterpiece.

Similarly proud, ArenaNet has also confirmed a free trial weekend between 08:00 BST Friday, 23rd August and 07:59 BST Monday, 26th August. You can register here if you want to know what all the fuss is about.

Or, conversely, you can read Carl's exhaustive Guild Wars 2 review.

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