Blizzard announced this morning that they had sold over 3.2 million copies of their recent expansion, Cataclysm, in the first 24 hours. I can see why its so popular. Its not just that they have a player base of 12 million strong. The new content and the reworked zones are quite compelling. At times it feels like I’m experiencing the game for the first time.
PARIS, France. — December 13, 2010 — Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm™, the third expansion for the critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), sold through more than 3.3 million copies as of its first 24 hours of release*, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time. This milestone eclipses the previous record of more than 2.8 million copies sold in 24 hours, set in November 2008 by Blizzard’s second World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King®.