Blizzard predicted a boost in subscribers when the expansion released, and have been proved correct. They announced that they have sold 3.3 million copies to consumers in the expansions first 24 hours on sale. This allowed the games total subscribers to surpass the 10 million mark, with a boost across all regions as of the 13th November.
“We’re thrilled that so many players jumped in to play Warlords of Draenor on day one and are having a great time with the new content,” Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said. “We poured a lot of hard work and passion into this expansion, and we appreciate all the kind words from players and the overwhelming support they continue to show for World of Warcraft.”
The last time World of Warcraft has clocked in more than 10 million subscribers was back in 2012 with the release of the fourth expansion pack, Mists of Pandaria. Subscription numbers have been dropping since, thought. Back in June, it was revealed that the subscription figure stood at 6.8 million. The game managed a rise up to 7.4 million as of the 30th September. It will be interesting to see how long it can keep its subscribers above 10 million.
Warlords of Draenor equals the first day sales of the games third expansion pack, Cataclysm managed in 2010. It is also higher than the 2.7 million managed by Mists of Pandaria in its first week on sale.
Have you played Warlords of Draenor? What do you think of it?