Wrath of the Lich King sells 3 million on day 1. WoW indeed as it becomes fastest selling PC game ever

25 November 2008
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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich KingWorld of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King has become the best-selling PC game of all time, topping out at nearly 3 million copies sold in the first 24 hours worldwide (2.8 million is the exact number).

This, of course, proves how huge of a franchise World of Warcraft is. And how strong of a brand name Activision Blizzard have in their hands.

World of Warcraft - The Burning Crusade Expansion for PCThe previous record was held by the previous World of Warcraft Expansion Pack, World of Warcraft – The Burning Crusade which sold nearly 2.4 million copies on the day of it’s release.

“We’re grateful for the incredible support that players around the world have continued to show for World of Warcraft,” said Mike Morhaime, Blizzard’s CEO and co-founder. “Wrath of the Lich King contains some of the best content we’ve created for the game so far, and we look forward to seeing even more players log in to experience it in the days ahead.”

WoW’s subscriber base recently topped 11 million user worldwide and it looks like it’s not going to slow down anytime soon.



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