NCsoft and ArenaNetâ€™s Guild Wars surpasses one million units sold in North America and Europe
Acclaimed online game hits milestone in less than five months; activations show no sign of slowing as holiday season approaches
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 22, 2005â€”NCsoftÂ® (KSE: 036570.KS), the worldâ€™s leading developer and publisher of online computer games announces yet another milestone for its top-selling competitive roleplaying game, Guild WarsÂ®, from ArenaNetÂ® studios. More than one million units have been purchased since the game launched on April 28th of this year, and the numbers are increasing.
reached this lofty goal in an extremely short period of time,â€ said
â€œAt EBGames, Guild Wars has been one of the most successful PC products during the summer and early fall,â€ said Carol Beck, vice president of merchandising at EBGames. â€œAs we head to the critical holiday shopping season, we expect the game to continue to be a top seller and become one of the most requested games on holiday shopping lists.â€
â€œWe are extremely pleased the game has been so well received in such a short amount of time,â€ said ArenaNet co-founder Michael Oâ€™Brien. â€œOur commitment to our players is consistently to provide high-level support for the game through frequent gameplay and content updates and we believe thatâ€™s a big reason why we have so many people playing the game today.â€
Earlier this month ArenaNet released their Sorrowâ€™s Furnace Update, a free expansion of Guild Wars content that offers two new explorable regions, new quests, new monsters, new items and more. Players already are applauding the newly released update.
Guild Wars is a competitive online roleplaying game that rewards player skill more than time played. Players explore a rich fantasy game world, acquire skills, build personalized characters and compete in head-to-head guild battles with players from around the world.
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