By 11 January 2011 | Categories: news


As almost expected, the third expansion for the ultra popular World of Warcraft franchise, Cataclysm, has been a massive success for Blizzard Entertainment, selling over 3.3 million copies in the first 24 hours following its release.
Now the company has revealed that this third expansion for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has sold north of 4.7 million copies in its first month of release, which according to Blizzard is a new record for monthly PC game sales.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm was released simultaneously in the US, Canada, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia, Australia, as well as New Zealand on 7 December. It then became available in Korea and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on 9 December.
The game’s first day sales of more than 3.3 million also made it the fastest selling PC game of all time, breaking the previous record set by the previous World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King.
“We created thousands of new quests, introduced new lands to explore, and extensively revamped the game world for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, making it our biggest and most ambitious expansion yet,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment.
“We’ve been floored by the community’s response so far, and we’d like to thank them for their continued passion and support for World of Warcraft, and for helping Cataclysm reach this incredible milestone.”


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