Daewoo Securities, a subsidary of the Korean Development Bank Financial Group, has recently released a report* focused on NCsoft and the future launch of Guild Wars 2. Daewoo Securities compared unique visitor traffic data from Aion’s official website circa 2009, and the current Guild Wars 2 official website to gauge consumer interest. According to the report, the Guild Wars 2 website has drawn 9 times more visitors than Aion’s. From that data, Daewoo Securities estimates that Guild Wars 2 CD sales will reach 3.12 million by the end of 2012, compared to Aion’s 1.5 million in 2009.
Some gamers even project that Guild Wars 2 could find more success than Diablo 3 (to be released by Blizzard Entertainment). Indeed, since the third CBT was completed, foreign investors have been increasing their buying of NCsoft shares.
*Link goes directly to a PDF.