WoW Legion Becomes One Of Fastest Selling PC Games Ever - 3.3 Million Sold In 24 Hours

Written by Stuart Thomas on Fri, Sep 9, 2016 11:03 AM
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Never doubt the enduring appeal of World of Warcraft. Nor Blizzard, for that matter. WoW’s new Legion expansion has become one of the fastest selling PC games of all time, shifting a staggering 3.3 million copies within its first 24 hours on sale.

It’s meant World of Warcraft: Legion has become the fastest selling WoW expansion in quite a while, pushing the game’s total concurrent player count to the highest point it’s been since World of Warcraft: Cataclysm back in 2010. Concurrent players is essentially how many people are playing at any given time, rather than units sold.

Player count now reportedly stands back up at around 10 million. Now over a decade old, World of Warcraft seems to be one of an elite group of MMORPGs which has managed to stand the test of time, still managing hook players in despite the monthly subscription costs.

“It’s been a thrill to see players hunting demons, powering up Artifacts, and freely exploring all the new zones in Legion,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard. “We worked hard to make this the best World of Warcraft expansion yet, and we look forward to providing players with even more content as Legion’s epic story unfolds in the months ahead.”

I haven’t actually given WoW a go since vanilla but I’m hearing all sorts of good things about the Legion expansion. Any GD’ers started up their heinous addiction once more? Will World of Warcraft’s success ever slow down? Let us know what you think!

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12:02 Sep-10-2016

WoW IS UNDYING !!! IT'S GONNA LIVE 4EVER MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!

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16:52 Sep-09-2016

I think it has something to do with the movie Warcraft , even i wanted to play WoW after seeing it and i dont even like WoW

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16:25 Sep-09-2016

Wait, what? I thought people hated them for what they've done to the game..

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18:21 Sep-09-2016

It's the internet. Everyone hates everything. Does opposite of what they say.

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20:54 Sep-09-2016

I played it a long time ago and the problem i have with the game after all the changes, to put it simply is they dumbed it down for people who are not used to rpgs example they used to have a actual "skill tree" you know that thing that almost all rpgs have to spend perk points and what not, now it's a "skill bar-ish"

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20:55 Sep-09-2016

thing which has a very limited selection of choices for upgrading, it now no longer feels like you actually have any special aspects about your character.

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11:49 Sep-09-2016

I like the game but ever since Cataclysm it's been going downhill for my taste. Never liked the Pandaria expansion and Draenor was just not my type. And I don't really see anything of interest in Legion, except for the new Demon Hunter class, but after it gets boring and I finish the new raids/dungs it's game over!

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11:50 Sep-09-2016

  • The fact that you spend so much on a single expansion (you need to own the previous ones first too) and you don't even get free gaming time to try it out, like the 30 days you get with the battle chest, No Thank you Blizzard!

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11:39 Sep-09-2016

I don't know what they're talking about. The German servers are effectively empty.
WOW Legion is the first expansion I didn't preorder. And so far I don't think I'll buy it.
Every Paladin ever running around with Ashbringer? Hell f*cking no. That should be a legendary item only obtainable by hardcore raiding and grinding. Instead it's given out to everyone like it's nothing. WTF Blizzard, if you want to make everyone feel special NO ONE will be special. I miss old WOW.

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11:41 Sep-09-2016

Where having amazing items meant something.
Back then: "OMGOMGOMG HE HAS THUNDERFUY!!! EVERYONE GET HERE AND LOOK AT HIM!!!"
Now: "meh, another Ashbringer."

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12:46 Sep-09-2016

I'm salty for another reason. Marksman hunter's artifact looks like ass, so the first thing I did was mog it into a weapon that didn't look like ass.

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19:34 Sep-09-2016

So instead of getting back some actually amazing class specific content missions, talent trees, and actually making classes feel different, it'd just be another item to get forgotten about?


Yeah, great idea.

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20:14 Sep-09-2016

ikr?
Can't wait for Blizzard to finally make official vanilla servers.
As it is right now WOW is dead to me.

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