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Star Wars: The Old Republic ‘is the Fastest Growing Subscription Based MMO in History’

Posted on February 2, 2012 AT 07:37am

THE BUZZ: EA has announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic has passed two million in sales since its launch in December of last year.

The game currently has 1.7 million active subscribers playing an average of four hours a day, the other 300,000 either never played or left the game. The publisher revealed that this “makes Star Wars: The Old Republic the fastest-growing subscription MMO in history.”

EGM’s TAKE: Many expected the game to be successful due to the Star Wars brand, however no one expected it on this level. The game has even managed to topple the mighty WoW in terms of first month sales, however it’s still a long way to go to hit the 8 million plus subscribers that WoW still retains. Before the game launched EA revealed it would need 500,000 active subscribers in order to break even, so this is fantastic news for them and fans of the game. With several content patches already in the works and new bug fixes being implemented every week, the future looks bright for The Old Republic.

What do you think of the game so far? Leave your comments below.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
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 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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