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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm’s Massive Sales Record

Written on December 14, 2010 by Charles Bass

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm ruled once again the world of gaming. It recorded a staggering sale of 3.3 million units only 24 hours after its release.

Once again, game “” gives a new meaning to the word “massive.”

“World of : Cataclysm” sold a record breaking 3.3 million copies on its first week. Its 24 hours is quite a success to its developers at . This record makes “World of Warcraft: Cataclysm” the fastest-selling PC game of all time.

There are more than 12 million people playing “World of Warcraft,” an online role-playing game known as MMORPG. Its third installment was released simultaneously in the US, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia, Chile and New Zealand last December 7.

The new version paved the way to a renewed gaming experience. Changes occur on the online game world and the game play itself. All of these are brought about by a dragon known as Deathwing the Destroyer who tear the landscape apart.

“We had to bring Azeroth to the brink of destruction in ‘Cataclysm,’ but the result was our best expansion yet,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We want to thank all of our new, existing, and returning players throughout the world for their incredible enthusiasm and support, and we look forward to hearing what they think about all the new content.”

This milestone surpassed the previous sales record of Wrath of the Lich King. It sold more than 2.8 million copies in 24 hours when it first hit the stores in November 2008.

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