World of Warcraft Cataclysm: Who says PC gaming is dead? Breaks PC record


Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm™, the third expansion for the critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has sold through more than 4.7 million copies as of its first month of release, setting a new record for monthly PC-game sales.*

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm was simultaneously released in the United States , Canada , Mexico , Argentina , Chile , Europe , Russia , Southeast Asia , Australia, and New Zealand on December 7 , and became available in Korea and the regions of Taiwan , Hong Kong , and Macau on December 9 . With day-one sales topping 3.3 million copies,* World of Warcraft: Cataclysm became the fastest-selling PC game of all time, shattering the previous record, which was held by the second World of Warcraft expansion,Wrath of the Lich King®.

“We created thousands of new quests, introduced new lands to explore, and extensively revamped thegame world for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, making it our biggest and most ambitious expansion yet,”said Mike Morhaime , CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment . “We’ve been floored by the community’s response so far, and we’d like to thank them for their continued passion and support forWorld of Warcraft, and for helping Cataclysm reach this incredible milestone.”

Prior to the launch of CataclysmWorld of Warcraft‘s subscriber population had grown to more than 12 million players globally, further strengthening the game’s position as the world’s most popular subscription-based MMORPG.

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  1. WOW, people still play games like this on their PC. That’s hard to believe. That gotta be the geeks and the IT workers who can play at their job. Now a days people play on facebook games on their PC, Blizzard should be worrying about that. But I do miss my days of Starcraft & Age of Empire for PC.

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