Star Wars: the Old Republic Initial Statistics

Since the launch of SWTOR just a few days ago, the world has seen new standards being set in the MMO industry. It’s the fastest-growing subscription MMO in history, with more than one million registered players since launch and growing.

Darren Centinello brings us a feature that discusses just how well SWTOR is doing post-launch based on a few stats and early numbers. It’s too early to say exactly what this will mean for the future of SWTOR and BioWare but it’s definitely a strong start to a popular game.

Quick stats on SWTOR from VGRevolution:
  • Logged 28 million in-game hours – roughly equivalent to watching all six Star Wars movies, two million times.
  • Averaged well over five hours a day playing the game.
  • Created more than 3.8 million characters; 510,000 Jedi Knights and 550,000 Sith Warriors.
  • Killed more than 2 billion non-player characters in the eight days since Early Game Access began.

“Everyone at BioWare, EA and LucasArts is honored – and humbled – by the stellar response from our fans. We’re going to work together closely with our community in the weeks, months and years ahead, continually serving our audience with regular delivery of compelling new features and content,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, General Manager of EA’s BioWare label and Co-Founder of BioWare.

What do you think? Are you surprised by the numbers? Do they add up or make sense to you? What do you believe the future holds for BioWare and SWTOR?

Lisa Mason

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.