People still like World of Warcraft. A lot of people.
Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft: Legion has been a huge success so far, with over 3.3 million copies sold on launch day itself. A number that is actually right in the ballpark of the record set by World of Warcraft: Cataclysm back in 2010.
Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime had the following to add, “It’s been a thrill to see players hunting demons, powering up Artifacts, and freely exploring all the new zones in Legion. 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.”
As you may remember, just last week it was revealed the World of Warcraft saw its highest concurrent players in years, though how many subscribers it earned was not divulged.
World of Warcraft: Legion released last week on the 30th. So far it has garnered an 85 on Metacritic.
That’s 3.3 million players stolen from playing SEGA Soccer Slam — so that’s kinda big deal. Probably means SSS is down to 18-19 million concurrent players. Tough market.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.