World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Sells Over 3.3 Million Copies in a Day

Blizzard Entertainment today has announced that World of Warcraft’s third expansion pack, Cataclysm, has sold more than 3.3 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release day, making it the fastest-selling PC game OF ALL TIME! The previous record goes to WoW’s second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, selling over 2.8 million copies on its first day back in November 2008.

“We had to bring Azeroth to the brink of destruction in Cataclysm, but the result was our best expansion yet,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We want to thank all of our new, existing, and returning players throughout the world for their incredible enthusiasm and support, and we look forward to hearing what they think about all the new content.”

Prior to the launch of Cataclysm, over 12 million subscribers have populated the World of Warcraft. It’s just good news all around and Blizzard is also helping out with the economy since they are now looking to hire more people to expand their empire.

Source: Blizzard Entertainment

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