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Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed

ArenaNet is claiming a sales record for Guild Wars 2, saying that selling over three million copies in nine months gives them rights to claim the title of fastest selling MMORPG in the U.S. in Europe over the first nine months, beating out whatever game previously held this coveted distinction. "After triangulating against multiple data sources, its 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. "This puts Guild Wars 2 in an impressive position when they release in China, where weve seen similar franchises really take off." Burying the lede, they also mention they will offer the chance to check out the game at the end of this month in a free trial:

ArenaNet also announced a free trial for players looking to experience what millions of others are already enjoying. New players can create an account starting today and participate in a free trial from 08:00 BST Friday, 23rd August to 07:59 BST Monday, 26th August. Players can register for free trial accounts here:

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40. Re: Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed Aug 17, 2013, 18:53 OpticNerve
Axis wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 17:48:
OpticNerve wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 16:12:
Axis wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 15:19:
OpticNerve wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 14:45:
Axis wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 09:22:
Anyways the game turned out exactly as I predicted, game has been a ghost town after a couple months of release.

Riiiiiiiight... a ghost town. Uh huh.

lol maybe you should check once in awhile.

You don't like to read do you? Check the earlier posts here Sherlock.

Sherlock doesn't make decisions based on one person making a claim.

Go log in once in awhile, you'll find out within a week of logging in every day. Been less and less since the 3 month mark. Check the forums (and gw2guru), virtually lifeless. Sure there's more this week - they opened it up to everyone for free. No Sherlock needed - just experience.

Game has one of the most limited replayability and hold factor than any AAA 'mmo' to date.

I sure do need to log in GW2 once in a while. Cause I really don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to how active the community is in the game huh? :Rolleyes:

Noooope. Given how often I still play the game, I'm pretty sure I know more about what's going on with the current game than you do. And that's with me being really busy with work for the past month or so. I don't need to rely on some forum activity given that I'm actually you know, playing the game and seeing it for myself?

And I'm not the only one in this thread stating that servers are still busy or full in GW2. Perhaps one day you'll actually find factual evidence to back up your self-indulgent boasts and ego-stroking need to try and be correct about something.

How's that Wii U doing by the way? Sure is burning up sales charts like you predicted huh?

This comment was edited on Aug 18, 2013, 04:02.
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