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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm breaks PC gaming sales records!

WoW: Cataclysm breaks PC records

| Gaming News | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 3:00 am

Activision Blizzard's latest game has gone crazy - selling 3.3 million copies in 24 hours! This has broken the previous record of 2.8 million units sold in 24 hours by non other than, Wrath of the Lich King.

 

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Even though the product is digital, brick-and-mortar stores saw gamers lining up for hours before launch to get their grubby little hands on a copy. Senior Vice President of Merchandising at Gamestop, Bob McKenzie said "World of Warcraft: Cataclysm delivered even bigger day-one sales than we experienced with StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty in July, making this a record year for Blizzard Entertainment at GameStop."

 

The game went on sale at midnight at over 10,000 locations around the world, and the game launched in he United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand on December 7, and became available in Korea and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on December 9.

 

WoW is now home to 12 million players, would it still be considered a game? Phenomenal numbers for a game that seems to just continually grow, is the next expansion going to be called "Black Hole"?

 

NEWS SOURCES:Arstechnica.com

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