Funcom has announced that it has shipped around 700,000 copies of Age of Conan to retailers for day one, including 110,000 units of the sold-out Collector's Edition. Interest in the game has been so strong that Funcom has been unable to fulfil all orders in several markets due to current server capacity limitations. Extra orders of servers are now in place to ensure more customers can begin playing.

"Everyone in Funcom is delighted and humbled with the historical pre-order numbers for Age of Conan. If the information we have is correct, they represent the highest pre-order number for any global launch of an original PC game, ever, including the original World of Warcraft launch," said Morten Larssen, Funcom's VP of Sales & Marketing.

Early access for Age of Conan pre-orderers began over the weekend, with servers opening to all comers on May 20 in North America and on May 23 across Europe.