SWTOR By the Numbers: 20 Billion NPCs Killed, 1.7 Million Active Subs
It’s been six weeks since the release of SWTOR, and BioWare were in a triumphant mood today, releasing a variety of statistics that trumpet the popularity of their fledgling MMO. Two million subscribers and 1.7 million active subscriptions are both impressive figures (especially when you consider the cool $25mil that represents in subscription fees), but data on the SWTOR community’s collective /played — 239 million in-game hours, or 332,000 months, or, if you prefer, 27,000 years — raised eyebrows in their own right. They suggest that the average player has spent roughly 14% of his or her total time in-game since release day.
During that time, players have put paid to over 20 billion NPC’s and spent over 148 billion credits. With BioWare’s backers planning to profit off the game for many years to come, we’ll be interested to see how many NPC’s lie dead after more time has passed. For more SWTOR coverage, check out the 1.1.1 patch notes, or a guide to finding the powerful Fleet Datacrons.