ArenaNet and NCsoft have also announced that over one million copies of the game were pre-sold, not counting the one-day pre-orders. Of course, that number will rise as folks purchase the game now that it has launched.
President and co-founder of ArenaNet Mike O'Brien stated, "This is the culmination of a five-year journey and to be greeted by this level of enthusiasm by our fans is truly amazing. But really our work is just beginning. Now our focus is shifting to building on this living world we've delivered, continuously refining our game and improving services to ensure our players have the best possible experience."
If you are joining in on the launch-day fun, be sure to check out Massively's GW2 launch guide.
[Source: NCsoft press release]