Wrath of the Lich King sells 2.8 million in 24 hours

One of the world’s most popular MMOs of all time is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Despite server queues, seizuring children and sleepless players beating the game, Wrath of the Lich King is enjoying an extremely successful launch. Boasting 11 million players worldwide going into launch day, Wrath of the Lich King has out sold its predecessor The Burning Crusade by 400,000 copies in its first 24 hours. Meaning Blizzard has beaten their own record of the fastest selling PC game of all time set by their previous expansion in 2007.

Past World of Warcraft launch numbers:

  • World of Warcraft (Nov. 23 2004) – 240,000 sold in 24 hours
  • The Burning Crusade (Jan. 16 2007) – 2.4 million sold in 24 hours
  • Wrath of the Lich King (Nov. 13 2008) – 2.8 million sold in 24 hours
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