World of Warcraft: Cataclysm breaks sales record

January 12, 2011

The new World of Warcraft Expansion pack, Cataclysm by Blizzard has officially broken the record for PC game sales, selling 4.7 million copies by the end of 2010 after only a months release.

Not only has the game broken the sales record, but it is the first expansion pack to do so.

With a complete revamp of the map, new playable races, an increase in levels and much more, it’s not surprising that 3.3 million World of Warcraft fans pre-ordered Cataclysm on day one of its release.

On top of that,1.4 million copies were then sold during the rest of December, no doubt finding there way into Christmas stockings.

The huge amount of sales in such a small space of time was no doubt aided by Blizzard simultaneously releasing the game across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Russia, Argentina, Europe, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. Two days later it was also released in Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.

On top of all these figures there is no doubt sales will continue to rise over time as only a third of World of Warcraft players have purchased the game so far, estimating at over 12 million copies.


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