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Guild Wars 2 Tops European Charts - Publisher Temporarily Limits Sales

NCsoft and ArenaNet, announced today that Guild Wars 2 has reached number one in the official charts of ten countries across Europe.

Officially released just ten days ago, Guild Wars 2 was eagerly anticipated by its legions of fans of the franchise, with over a million players logging in during the Headstart period. Media reactions have been stellar with the game receiving numerous top-mark reviews (10/10, 5/5 FHM) and being hailed as; "easily the new benchmark for MMOs" (Empire), "redefines the MMORPG genre" ( Since its global launch the game has been flying off the shelves, with the innovative Collector's Edition box proving extremely popular.

Guild Wars 2 now stands at number one in the official All Formats charts of the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands and Belgium -- all the major territories within Europe.

"Our games have always been well-received in Europe, but this level of enthusiasm is both awesome and humbling," said Mike O'Brien, president and co-founder of ArenaNet. "It also impresses upon us the responsibility we have to our players and explains why we've taken steps recently to constrain sales of Guild Wars 2 to ensure the highest quality of service. Of course, we hope to remedy this in the near future."

Posted: 7th Sep 2012 by CMBF
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