Over the weekend a tidal wave called Guild Wars 2 hit the MMO scene and garnered great headlines. Looking at the numbers from Xfire an MMO not made by Blizzard sat atop the rankings for the first time in years. But does that mean that Guild Wars 2 is the fabled WoW killer?
Perhaps in the future, but not now. Last weekend was the head-start weekend for those who pre-ordered the game and ArenaNet announced that they sold over 1 million copies before the launch date. While impressive, that number is still dwarfed by the 9.1 million subscribers Activision Blizzard claimed on their latest earnings report. So despite GW2 having more than 60% more time played by the Xfire community on Sunday than World of Warcraft, the Blizzard game is still the 800-pound gorilla in the room. And with the release of Mists of Pandaria on 25 September, look for WoW to regain its position at the top of the Xfire charts as well.