According to Korean virtual item trading website ItemBay, ArcheAge debuted at No.9 in less than 7 days of launch. Specializing in helping players sell and buy game items, ItemBay noted that 4,000,000 Korean Won (3,770.80 USD) worth of items were traded on the first day of Open Beta.
Subsequently, the 2nd day saw the total sum rising to 10,000,000 Korean Won (9,425.18 USD), before ending the week with 30,000,000 Korean Won (28,275.65 USD).
The high amount of cash involved allowed ArcheAge to debut at the 9th position for the week ending 7th January 2013. However, it is reported that the total sum increased on the 8th, which is yesterday, going over 50,000,000 Korean Won (47,133.49 USD), beating even NCsoft’s blockbuster, Blade & Soul, to shoot up to 6th position.