Cataclysm breaks sales records

Published on December 13th, 2010

Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed that the third expansion pack to it’s highly popular MMORPG ‘Cataclysm’ has broke PC-Game sales records.

The expansion, which went on sale just a week ago, sold 3.3 million copies in the first 24 hours of release beating the former record held by 2008′s World of Warcraft add-on ‘Wrath of the Lich King’ by 0.5 million.

According to Blizzard, over 10,000 stores worldwide opened their doors at midnight to give eager fans a chance to get their hands on Cataclysm as soon as it launched.

"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."

World of Warcraft currently harbours over 12 million players meaning over a quarter of those subscribing bought the expansion on launch day.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is available now on PC.

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