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Guild Wars 2 takes lead in 10 European countries

Ten days since its official full release, the no-subscription MMORPG, Guild Wars 2 is already dominating the official All Formats charts, occupying the No.1 spot in ten European countries including the Netherlands, UK, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Belgium and France in this week’s countdown.

ArenaNet’s MMO sequel to Guild Wars has just posted the second largest debut for a non-Warcraft MMO PC title next to Star Wars: The Old Republic. It is also the first PC-only release game to reach All Formats’ top spot since Football Manager 2011, which took the lead in November of 2010.

Meanwhile, All Formats’ No. 2 post is currently occupied by Sleeping Dogs, followed by Super Mario Bros 2 at No. 3. London 2012 is doing well, as it retains its rank at No. 4 and LEGO Batman 2 also moves up to No. 5.

Darksiders 2 however, is showing some bad signs lately. So far, the title is posting a 71 percent drop on its second week, falling down to No. 6.

At No. 7 is Madden NFL13, a new entry to the chart, followed by Transformers: Fall of Cybertron at No. 8, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier at No. 9 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at No. 10.

Other games appearing in the All Formats’ chart this week include Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games, Dead Island Goty Edition, Batman: Arkham City, Tales of Graces F, The Amazing Spider-Man, Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7, FIFA 12, BattleField 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

Mike O’Brien, president and co-founder of ArenaNet is glad to know their games have won the hearts of the European players as manifested by this latest achievement.

“Our games have always been well-received in Europe, but this level of enthusiasm is both awesome and humbling,” O’Brien said.

Anet’s president further stressed that this attainment excites the whole team, stirring them to keep up the responsibility they have to all GW2 players. According to him, this is the reason behind their recent move to limit sales of the game. Nevertheless, he assured to rectify this matter, sooner or later.

Despite various issues that showed up since the head-start launch, ArenaNet’s Guild Wars 2 has proven its worth to be regarded among the finest MMO PC titles ever created.

Topping the official All Formats charts in Europe and the millions of purchase with the Collector’s Edition box upon its full release are mere patents that Guild Wars 2 is indeed, prevalent in today’s world of massively multiplayer online games.

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