|The Old Republic attracts 1M users in 3 days|
|Posted: 25.12.2011 23:08 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 7|
Publisher Electronic Arts has announced that in the three days following Star Wars: The Old Republic's launch on the 20th December, over 1M users have registered to play BioWare's Star Wars-licensed MMO.
EA also released some statistics regarding the MMO:
* Players prefer the Dark Side of the Force. Of the more than 3.8 million characters created, there are 550,000 Sith Warriors and 510,000 Jedi Knights.
* Players have logged 28 million in-game hours – roughly equivalent to watching all six Star Wars movies, two million times.
* Players average more than five hours a day playing the game.
* Players have killed more than two billion non-player characters in the eight days since early game access began.
It will be interesting to see what the subscribership is a year from now. EA has expressed a desire to have a million subscribers over the course of a year, which would recoup the millions of dollars spent developing the MMO over the past few years.
Source: USA Today