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Star Wars: The Old Republic is the ‘Fastest Growing Sub-Based MMO Ever’

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Posted on January 3, 2012 AT 06:14am

THE BUZZ: EA claims that Star Wars: The Old Republic is the fastest growing subscription based MMO in history.

According to the publisher more than one million players registered during the first few days of release and wracked up these impressive stats:

  • Logged 28 million in-game hours – roughly equivalent to watching all six Star Wars movies, two million times
  • Averaged well over five hours a day playing the game
  • Created more than 3.8 million characters; 510,000 Jedi Knights and 550,000 Sith Warriors
  • Killed more than two billion non-player characters in the eight days since Early Game Access began

“Already over a million players strong after our Dec 20th launch, The Old Republic has become the fastest growing subscription MMO in the history of our industry,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, GM of EA’s BioWare Label.

EGM’s TAKE: You can’t argue with these impressive figures, but can the team hold onto these players in the future?

 

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Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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