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!