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4-28-2009 @ 10:15AM
"Guild Wars has sold over six million copies ... World of Warcraft has 11.5 million players worldwide"I'm sorry, but this is a completely worthless comparison. It is attempting to imply that Guild Wars is actually 50%+ as played as the phenominally popular market leader, therefor suggesting huge kudos and cookies to them.Problem here:SOLD does not equal (or even approximate) ACTIVE, in any shape or form.There are currently 11.5 million paid-up WoW subscribers, which means pretty much every single one of those is online on some sort of regular basis. I know technically Guild War has a 'life subscription', but how many of those players logged in in the last month, really. I would hazard an opinion and say easily less than million.
4-28-2009 @ 11:27AM
Exactly. I know a number of people who purchased a copy of Guild Wars but haven't actually played it in quite some time... cuz they've all been playing WoW.
4-28-2009 @ 12:36PM
GW is the typical mainstream game and isnt meant to be a life style like pay to play MMO's (WoW, EQ2)
4-28-2009 @ 2:04PM
"There are currently 11.5 million paid-up WoW subscribers, which means pretty much every single one of those is online on some sort of regular basis."My wife is a paid-up WoW subscriber who hasn't logged on in close to three months. I'm sure she's not the only one.You're not wrong about box sales not corresponding to actual players -- I own a copy of Guild Wars that's been gathering dust since about two months after release -- but let's not pretend that every paid-up WoW subscriber is a real player either, as opposed to someone who just doesn't look that closely at their credit card statements.
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