After years of waiting, North America and Europe were finally able to get their hands on Blade & Soul on January 19th (last week) and just a few days later Blade & Soul has 1 million players!
Sure many have already moved on, as is to be expected, but it is safe to say that 1 million players within the space of one week is an incredible accomplishment, especially when you compare that to World of Warcraft’s previously reported 5.5 million subscribers back in November 2015. Blade & Soul is the MMORPG that so many have been waiting for and as such there is little wonder that it is already doing so well.
“The sheer enthusiasm – not to mention volume – of North American and European players that have jumped into Blade & Soul since launch has been tremendous,” said John Burns, Senior Vice President of Publishing at NCSOFT West. “Blade & Soul is one of the most exciting games for Western players in 2016.”
Could Blade & Soul be the next big hitter to rival the likes of Guild Wars 2 and TERA? Its massive success in Korea and China certainly point that way but for now we’ll just have to wait and see.
If you haven’t checked out Blade & Soul yet, you can now do so for free. All you need is an NCSoft account and the Blade & Soul game client and off you go!
Source: Press Release