Since its release in the tail end of 2011, Star Wars: The Old Republic has seen remarkable numbers of players sign up for a tour of duty. Despite concerns that the MMO market would be a difficult market to break into, Bioware’s game seems to have proved the doubters wrong with gamers choosing to spend hours on Tatooine and Hoth rather than with their families over the Christmas period. Well, can you blame them?
Since December 20th alone, over one million subscribers have joined the Star Wars party, and on December 26th the 60 million hour in-game total was passed. According to EA, the publisher behind the title, that equates to watching all six Star Wars films over four million times. Or the good three films eight million times, obviously.
As well as these impressive figures, EA also dropped some more numbers:
- Over 850,000 Sith Warriors and over 810,000 Jedi Knights created
- Over 260 million quests completed
- Over 44 million PvP battles
- Over 9 million space combat missions completed
- Over 3 billion NPCs killed
Now all we need is a console port, or at the very least a single player Knights of the Old Republic game using some of the locations and plots from the MMO, and some space combat too please Mr. Bioware!