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Star Wars: The Old Republic is an unrivalled gaming success

February 3rd, 2012 by Marc Comments

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It looks like the Force is strong with Bioware’s Star Wars: The Old Republic, despite early concerns.

As part of its holiday-quarter financial announcement yesterday, Electronic Arts announced that the massive multiplayer online role-playing game has sold more than 2 million copies.

The publisher  also said 1.7 million of those 2million are active subscribers. The company had said before launch it would need 500,000 subscribers to make the game profitable, so it looks like it’s performed well above expectations.

EA CEO John Riccitiello said : “Star Wars: The Old Republic is developing a committed community of players,” and has “fastest growing subscription MMO in history.”

The game was certainly rumoured to be a worry for both EA and Lucasgames as it reportedly cost in excess of  $200 million to develop, but when it was released the preorders broke all records and the reviews were very kind indeed.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….