Here were are just a few days past the official launch and SWTOR is breaking records right and left. It would appear now that they have also beaten WoW at their own game. Daily Mail reports on the stats:
- Hits 1 million subscribers faster than any rival, including World of Warcraft
- Gamers play for 5.5 million hours over Christmas
- Three billion enemies are killed
- Dark Side is narrowly ahead: 810,000 Jedi created, 850,000 Sith
While WoW boasts the title of the most popular online world ever created with more than 10 million gamers playing, SWTOR has now surpassed even WoW when it comes to subscribers. They are the fastest to ever get to 1 million and they are set to break more records as the game continues.
While SWTOR is showing massive success early on, there is also a lot of questioning regarding the business model. Some believe that the game was just too expensive to create to continue to maintain over time, overthrow a giant like WoW and still turn a decent profit.