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Mists of Pandaria Sells 2.7 Million Copies in First Week

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 1:52 pm by Justin Cavender

Blizzard announced today, Mists of Pandaria, the latest expansion in World of Warcraft, sold 2.7 million copies in the first week of release. Additionally, the game’s player base has passed 10 million subscribers world wide.

“With Mists of Pandaria, we set out to expand on the sense of fun and discovery that’s always been at the heart of World of Warcraft — in addition to adding a huge variety of new content and features to the game,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “It’s been gratifying to see the results of all of the work we put into this expansion and to hear all of the positive feedback from players so far.”

MMO-Champion posted some interesting sales numbers for the previous World of Warcraft Expansions.

  • The Burning Crusade – 2.4M First Day, 3.5M First Month
  • Wrath of the Lich King – 2.8M First Day, 4M First Month
  • Cataclysm – 3.3M First Day, 4.7M First Month

It’s good to see players returning to World of Warcraft. Azeroth felt a little lonely over the summer. Perhaps that was due to the release of Diablo III, or players simply needed a break from the same old content. Mists of Pandaria is just what the doctor ordered. Now players must find a way to juggle all the new content into their playtime. We have a new class, new race, pet battles, rep grinds, dungeons, and raids to keep us busy for a long time. I’m happy to own one of the 2.7 million copies sold in the first week.

You can read my full review for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria here.

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