SWTOR attracts a million in three days

Star Wars: The Old Republic is off to a solid start; out of the gate, the BioWare MMO has become the fastest-growing subs-based MMO ever, the studio boasts in a presser.

And what’s boasting without some ridiculous numbers. Here’s what the game has managed collect these under its belt since its all out launch on the 20th.

– 28 million in-game hours – roughly equivalent to watching all six Star Wars movies, two million times
– averaged well over five hours a day playing the game
– created more than 3.8 million characters; 510,000 Jedi Knights and 550,000 Sith Warriors
– killed more than 2 billion non-player characters in the eight days since Early Game Access began

A word from co-founder Ray Muzyka over the news: “Already over a million players strong after our Dec 20th launch, The Old Republic has become the fastest growing subscription MMO in the history of our industry.

“Everyone at BioWare, EA and Lucas Arts is honored – and humbled – by the stellar response from our fans. We’re going to work together closely with our community in the weeks, months and years ahead, continually serving our audience with regular delivery of compelling new features and content!”