Why this crusade against NCsoft/any non blizzard game?In view of previous launches, my guess is around 1.5 million by now.
THE overall majority of players had it on pre order. The rest joined up a few days later. The number of servers didn't grow spectacular after the public launch ...and NCSoft said the number of pre orders was around 1 million.
Add it all up and you would see that 1.5 million is not far off.
So whenever they pass 2 million, they'll announce it. If they don't, the figures won't be that high.
But NCSoft has a bad record for "leaking" so called unofficial figures (like they did with Aion and its ridiculous 4.5 million, which never was of course).
So the last figure was 1 million pre order. The same as SWTOR btw and that ended up around 2.5 million after 3 months.
GW2 will seal off the faith of the subscription based market btw. Except for WoW and EVE, I don't think that paid sub market still has a chance to survive.
Blizzard is too strong with BattleNet to be influenced and EVE has an economy that far surpasses the free to play stuff. The rest is doomed to free lame cash shops to survive...