World of Warcraft Legion sells 3.3M copies, hits highest concurrency since Cataclysm


What do you do when you have sworn off bragging about your playerbase size and subscription numbers? You brag about expansion copies sold and concurrency. And Blizzard has done just that this morning for World of Warcraft.

“Today, Blizzard announced that players have forged a truly formidable defensive front—as of the expansion’s first full day of launch on August 30, more than 3.3 million copies of Legion had sold through, matching the all-time record achieved by previous expansions and making it one of the fastest-selling PC games ever,” declares the studio in a new press release. “In addition, World of Warcraft’s launch-week player concurrency climbed to its highest point since the 2010 launch of the Cataclysm expansion, as champions from around the world united to strike a mighty first blow against the fel invaders.”

Stats are based on “internal company records and/or reports from key distribution partners,” according to Blizz.

The Ancient Gaming Noob put the 3.3M number in context: Vanilla WoW sold 240K on its first day, followed by TBC’s 2.4M and Wrath’s 2.8M. Cataclysm, Draenor, and now Legion have all boasted of 3.3M, with only Pandaria showing a dip (2.7M in the first week).

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