Funcom is proud to announce that Age of Conan will pass the astounding “One Million Copies Shipped” milestone in less than three weeks after the launch of the game. Due to overwhelming demand Funcom’s retail partner is now re-supplying retail boxes rapidly while also including new markets to the mix. As a result of the tremendous interest from gamers, Age of Conan has for the past few weeks been claiming number one spots on sales charts across the Western world – including the US, Germany, France and the UK – while receiving glowing review scores from gaming media.
“Sales data shows that Age of Conan is the biggest MMO launch since World of Warcraft,” said Funcom Vice President of Sales and Marketing Morten Larssen. “The numbers are very promising, and we are very proud to be one of the fastest selling PC games ever in a launch month and the biggest simultaneous Europe/US MMO launch in history.”
Morbid curiosity, great game, or standard propaganda? No matter how you feel, numbers don't lie. (People do.) The juggernaut of fantastic/horrible (depending on your opinion) keeps staggering on, like my pre-order siege mount rhino. While apples to oranges, one cannot help but fathom what sort of hit Funcom will take in slowed sales during the fall/winter season when Warhammer Online (October) and WoW's expansion (November/December) come out. What matters now is that Funcom is making back their initial investment (assumption) and once quarterly figures come out at the end of the month, we'll see the full picture of profits and hopefully Funcom's real emotional investment in Age of Conan in the form of efficient patches, amped up customer service and promised improvements coming to fruition.
Business as usual. Read the rest of the press release here.