Despite some criticism, Star Wars: The Old Republic has been doing pretty well for itself. Since its December launch, it has sold around 2 million copies with around 1.7 million registered users. In order to show just how much their fans love SWTOR, BioWare recently released a few statistics about their players.
It turns out that gamers will generally play between 4 – 6 hours per session, and that Sunday is the game’s busiest day. BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk had a few comments about these “absurd playtimes” and how they are promising for the game’s future.
“When they play, their sessions are absurd. What it implies is that we’ve managed to pull off this ‘just-one-more-quest, just-one-more-thing’ feeling. I find myself doing that all the time. I just get sucked back in. The playing of the game is off the charts. It’s just thrilling from the very first day watching the graph go,” Zeschuk continued:
You learn things like Sunday is the biggest play time of the week, [and] our average peak play time is mid-afternoon, because East Coast is getting off work, Europe is off work and in their peak, and as Europe goes down, North America goes up. The other thing that’s really funny is you can tell when things are going really well in the game, because the amount of forum chatter drops. People don’t go to forums. They just play.