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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 is very pleased, Aion preorders nearing 400K

NCsoft has announced that Aion preorders are nearing the 400,000 mark, making it the “biggest MMO launch of the year”.

As a bonus to those who preordered their copy, NCsoft is allowing buyers to pre-select their servers starting September 18 and participate in the five-day headstart period, beginning September 20.

The game goes live for the rest of the world on September 25.

Full press release through the break.

It’s official – Aion is the and is one of the must-have games this holiday season. NCsoft today revealed the latest preorder figures for its newest massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, Aion, which is nearing 400,000 preorders and outpacing other major MMO launches this year.

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.

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September 17, 2009 at 17:28 Leave a comment

Aion pre-sell tops latest Steam chart

Massive unshock from this week’s Steam chart, with the Aion Collector’s pre-sell in at the top, Champions Online in second place and KOTOR in third.

Data for the week ending September 13. Last week’s chart here.

  1. Aion Collector’s pre-sell
  2. Champions Online
  3. KOTOR
  4. Left 4 Dead
  5. Street Fighter IV
  6. Braid
  7. Counter-Strike: Source
  8. Darkest of Days
  9. Section 8
  10. Aion Standard pre-sell

Nice to see Aion being #1 on Steam

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September 14, 2009 at 19:51 Leave a comment

Aion Grabs 300,000 Activated Pre-Orders in the West

With two weeks to go until Aion officially takes wing in the West, the game is “looking healthy” according to NCSoft, with 300,000 activated pre-orders under its belt.

Interesting news article about Aion on The Escapist. Worth reading

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September 11, 2009 at 16:53 Leave a comment

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