Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fastest selling PC Game Ever!

WOW Wrath of the Lich King breaks all PC game sales records within 24 hours of launch
According to Blizzard Entertainment the released of the 2nd expansion pack of World of Warcraft massively multiplayer Online Role-Playing game. With the huge copies of 2.4 million (previously held by the Burning Crusade expansion) over 2.8 million copies of the MMORPG sold in the first 24 hours alone, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time.

If one assumes that all of the copies sold were the $39.99 based edition (the collector's edition was sold for a $69.99 retail price, but also is being sold for much more) then Blizzard made just under $112 million from the sales of the boxed software alone, on a single day.

World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King was released simultaneously in North America, Europe, Chile, Argentina, and Russia on Nov. 13. Eight more countries released by Nov. 18. More than 15,000 stores had midnight openings. The Lich King numbers suggest that game companies that create the marquee titles are going to have happy holidays, even though recession is on going.