pulled off some impressive sales figures
in the European market this past week. The Swedish sales chart shows WAR
at the #1 and #4 (for the Collector's Edition) spots in that country, beating out the highly anticipated Will Wright
project Spore. WAR
also topped the charts in Spain. In Germany it came in second behind the heavily marketed console game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
Of course an MMO dominating sales charts is nothing new. World of Warcraft
has done so on and off since its launch four years ago, and Age of Conan
debuted at #1 in many regions, even defeating the critically acclaimed BioWare tactical RPG Mass Effect
which launched in the same month. It's also worth noting that the Warhammer
IP is very popular in Europe, perhaps more so than in North America.
This news jives well with the report that half a million users have registered
for the game. On the other hand, similar numbers were thrown out around AoC
shortly after its launch. It's doing okay, but it didn't turn out to be a landscape-altering success that some folks projected, and that some are expecting from WAR