Guild Wars 2 is finding early success thanks to customers willing to pre-order the game in exchange for early access. ArenaNet's multiplayer-focused online RPG saw 1 million pre-orders, according to C&VG. On top of that, during the "headstart phase" the Guild Wars 2 servers saw a peak of 400,000 concurrent users, according to publisher NCSoft.
If pre-orders and user numbers are any indication, Guild Wars will do pretty well when the retail numbers finally roll in. The game was released today in the United States.
To learn more about the game, check out www.guildwars2.com.