Battle for Azeroth Breaks New Sales Record for Blizzard

Your friends are playing it. Perhaps you’re playing it. And if you’re not playing it, you’re probably sat wondering what’s wrong with you for not doing so. World of Warcraft‘s latest expansion is pretty heckin’ popular if anecdotal evidence was anything to go by, and now Battle for Azeroth sales numbers have essentially confirmed as much.

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According to a presser from Blizzard, Battle for Azeroth’s day one sales hit 3.4 million units, breaking the previous record held by Legion, Warlords of Draenor and Cataclysm at 3.3 million copies. The new sales high mark also makes Battle for Azeroth the company’s fastest selling PC game of all time.

As one would expect, the World of Warcraft team won’t be letting off the gas, with future updates planned that will include the Uldir raid, BfA’s first PvP season and the Mythic Keystone season, and the ability for players to add Kul Tiran humans and Zandalari trolls to the Allied Races lineup.

In the more immediate future – right now, actually – a hotfix has been deployed that will likely make Feral Druids extremely happy among other changes. The complete notes are found here.

Our Thoughts

Honestly, we’re not terribly shocked by these numbers. World of Warcraft will forever be the 10-ton gorilla of MMORPG gaming, no matter how frequently people claim it’s a dying title and now we all have at least some sales numbers to back that up. Of course, the more vinegary among the MMO playing public will point out that sales numbers don’t equate to active players, but it’s still an impressive figure nonetheless.

Sources: Massively Overpowered, official site

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