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Aion The Most Pre-ordered MMO In 2009

In a piece of news that we’re betting surprises precisely nobody at all, Aion has just broken the 400,000 pre-order mark. What’s notable about this number is that it’s enough to make Aion the largest number of pre-orders on an MMO for 2009. As Aion is also holding strong in the Steam and Direct2Drive sales charts, we wonder how many more we’ll see added to that number before the official launch next Tuesday.

With highly polished graphics, over two million words of quest text, and a series of tweaks to make Aion more Western-friendly, NCsoft seems to have finally hit the right stride with Western MMO gamers. That said, as we’ve learned from all the other games that have come before it, the real numbers that count are the retention numbers after the initial launch. Whether or not Aion is the goose that lays the golden egg – at least in terms of the Western markets – we’ll have to wait and see.

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September 19, 2009 at 14:49 Leave a comment

NCsoft’s Aion Could be the Biggest MMO Release of the Year

In what is being touted as the “biggest MMO launch of the year” by publisher NCsoft, the new PC title Aion has reached nearly 400,000 units pre-ordered. Aion has apparently been uniquely designed to appeal to western gamers, and you can read Gerald’s recent preview right here.

Already topping preorder sales charts, securing accolades from major media outlets, garnering event awards, including gamescom 2009’s “Best Online Game” and PAX’s “Best MMO” by Inside Gaming, and receiving rave reviews from players in the game’s beta testing, Aion has steadily built its reputation as the biggest MMO release in recent years.

Folks that have already parted with cash for their pre-order will be able to get first dibs on a server via the server pre-selection which has kicked off today. Additionally, a two-day headstart program will begin on Sunday (September 20th) ahead of the game’s regular retail release.

Personally I don’t think it “could be” I think it will be. With over 400.000 per-orders alone, Aion will most probably the biggest MMO release of the year.

What does anyone else think of this matter?

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September 18, 2009 at 16:33 Leave a comment

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