Guild Wars 2 hits 400,000 concurrent users before launch
Massively, a sister-site of Joystiq, claims that information from Arenanet and NCsoft indicates at more than 400 thousand players playing the game before the official launch. More than one million copies were pre-purchased, too, excluding final day sales.
President and co-founder of ArenaNet Mike O'Brien stated, "This is the culmination of a five-year journey and to be greeted by this level of enthusiasm by our fans is truly amazing. But really our work is just beginning. Now our focus is shifting to building on this living world we've delivered, continuously refining our game and improving services to ensure our players have the best possible experience."