Blizzard has announced that World of Warcaft has reached 11.5 million subscribers and that Wrath of the Lich King has sold 4 million copies in its first month, breaking sales records that were previously set by The Burning Crusade.
IRVINE, Calif. - December 23, 2008 - Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today
announced that World of Warcraft®, its award-winning subscription-based
massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is now played by more than 11.5
million subscribers worldwide. This new high was reached following the November
13 release of the game’s second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King™.
Within its first 24 hours of availability, Wrath of the Lich King sold
more than 2.8 million copies, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time.
In addition to winning a number of editor’s choice awards from major gaming
publications, the expansion has now gone on to sell more than 4 million copies
in its first month, setting a new record for monthly PC-game sales. Both sales
records were previously held by World of Warcraft's first expansion, The Burning