Mythic Entertainment's Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
MMO managed to bag 500,000 new users in its first week of sales, according to the developer.
That makes it, in Mythic's words, "the fastest-selling new MMO of all time".
Be wary though, Mythic! We've heard similarly lofty claims about MMOs before, only to see less-than-impressive performance further down the line. Back in June, Funcom declared
that Age of Conan
was the "Biggest MMO launch since World of Warcraft
". By August, however, Funcom had sold 800,000 copies of the game but only had 415,000 subscribers. Players have complained about a lack of promised features and bugs in the game. Let's hope Mythic doesn't see a similar trend.
"In just one week we have a half a million people playing WAR
online, and the ranks of Order and Destruction are growing at a record-breaking pace for a new MMORPG", uttered Mark Jacobs, co-founder and general manager of Mythic. "We spent years working to provide players with the most stable, epic, and polished online world we could, but it is the players that have truly brought the Age of Reckoning
For more on Warhammer Online
, see SPOnG's dedicated game page