Having no real competitors in the PC games market, World of Warcraft has no other options than beat its own records – and that’s a great thing, since this means it still offers quality entertainment. For example, the recently released expansion Wrath of the Lich King has sold 2.8 million copies in its first 24 hours of availability, making in the best selling PC title of all times.
This beats the previous record of 2.4 million copies sold in the first day, held by another WoW expansion – The Burning Crusade. And these numbers only should be strong enough reasons for all the competitors to understand that it’s still a long way for them to go if they have plans of competing against World of Warcraft.
“We’re grateful for the incredible support that players around the world have continued to show for World of Warcraft,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Wrath of the Lich King contains some of the best content we’ve created for the game so far, and we look forward to seeing even more players log in to experience it in the days ahead.”
The player base of World of Warcraft is now bigger than 11 million active subscribers, which makes it the biggest MMORPG in the world and clearly one of the all time best selling PC games.