While we twiddle our thumbs in the West waiting for a game that might never come, Blade & Soul
is stampeding across Asia and has the numbers to prove it.
MMO Culture reports
that Blade & Soul
China has 1.5 million players (wait for it) online at the same time. As in concurrency
, not total numbers. While that certainly smacks of popularity, what's even more astonishing is that some players in the region have to wait around six hours in a queue just to play.
Other impressive statistics include the Blade & Soul
beta trailer being viewed 30.4 million times, 450 million monsters killed on the first day of the game, and one player who's already sunk 1,345 hours into the title.