Age Of Conan To Challenge WoW?

Judging by subscription numbers, it seems that Blizzard’s World of Warcraft shows no signs of slowing down.   It has dominated the market, and until recently seemed as if it would never face a real challenger.

Then the Age of Conan came about and sold more than 400,000 copies in its first week.

“The initial sales and reviews are very encouraging, and it’s great to see that so many are enjoying Age of Conan,” said Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas.  “This is just the beginning, and we already look forward to massive updates and cool new features.  We believe our focus on making Conan unique and groundbreaking is a key reason for the initial success.  This is a focus we will keep and reinforce, and players can expect continued quality and innovation as we enter a new era for the game.”

Will Conan break the 1,000,000 subscriber mark?  We’re not sure, but it seems likely based on these early sales figures.  Will it ever challenge WoW?  That is entirely open to debate.
Tags:  WoW, HAL, Conan, AG