Aion Sells 400,000 Copies Before It's Even Out

We've touched on this recently, but if you need a pointer as to how important "pre-sales" on the PC are becoming, you should check out Aion's "sales figures".

The upcoming MMO has already "sold" 400,000 copies. Those aren't $US5 pre-orders, those are people stumping up the entire cost of the game in advance. A game that's not even out until next week.

If you ever needed proof that betas are becoming less about QA and more about marketing, please see the above figure.

Aion preorders near 400,000 [GameSpot]


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    "If you ever needed proof that betas are becoming less about QA and more about marketing, please see the above figure."

    So very true.

    well, they did something that got us all into it.

    Buy before it's out, get in beta events.

    And yes, it was worth it. This time the game was (and is) worthwhile. It may not be up everyone's alley, but I really think it's a well done MMO.

    It kind of bridges the whole asian-american RPG thing, which seems to have always been a point of contention among RPG enthusiasts.

    I must say, out of the 2 new release MMOs, I'm much happier with Aion than Champions Online. Both games are great games, CO just sucks at uptime and support.

    I played in the closed and open betas. This game is Da bomb And im gonna buy it for sure

    I have not played since I left Evercrack... My husband continued through a the whole gammet of games... WoW, Guildwars and so on and so forth... then he got into D&D online and I found out he was having an online thing with some French Canadian slut... so I told him I was coming back to gaming... and he found AION... well... I played the open Beta and I purchased the Premiun edition... even paid extra for special items... and I am still having withdrawal symptoms... I want my toon... and I want to go kill things... Man... this is a head rush... big time... Flying is just cool... Cant wait for these next 3 hours...

      So whats the Canadian sluts email? ....seriously AION works out of the box. Lets see how the game scales and what the raids are like?

      long time wow player that canceled 2 account!

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