World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria sold 2.7 million copies in launch week

By Michael Jamias
world of warcraft mists of pandaria 2 7 million sold

Strong sales for World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria has put subscriber numbers back above the 10 million mark, re-cementing the title's wobbling status as one of the most popular rpg games online.

In an understandably beaming release, Blizzard said that the 2.7 million sales of its newly released and fourth World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, does not even include the brisk purchases in China, where the fantasy online rpg is also highly popular.

“During the first week of launch, prior to the release in China on 2nd October, the expansion had already sold through approximately 2.7 million copies and the game’s global player base passed 10 million subscribers, with growth across all major regions,” the longtime mmo games developer said.

“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.”

Blizzard said it is gearing up for the first major post-launch content update, the features and release timing of which will be announced in the coming weeks.


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