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Wrath of the Lich King breaks day one sales records

When it comes to the world of video games on the PC, some of the most popular games available are MMORPG titles. These same titles also offer the most profitability for the game studios thanks to monthly subscriptions and intense fan bases for the titles.

Blizzard recently launched the second expansion pack for the wildly popular World of Warcraft MMO called Wrath of the Lich King. Blizzard officially acknowledged this week that Lich King has broken the sales record to become the top selling PC game ever in its first 24 hours of release.

Lich King sold a whopping 2.8 million copies in its first 24 hours of availability. Interestingly, the previous first place for day one sales was the first expansion pack for World of Warcraft called The Burning Crusade.

The subscriber base for World of Warcraft is massive at 11 million players globally making the title the crown jewel in the Blizzard games catalog. Blizzard says that over 15,000 stores opened at midnight globally to participate in the launch of Wrath of the Lich King.

Unlike some popular midnight launch events, there are no reports of anyone being shot waiting to get a copy of the game. However, one boy in Europe did collapse after playing the expansion for 24 hours straight without taking a break or eating. Some UK officials and parents fear that the game is too addictive for young players to handle.

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RE: Have to chime in!
By walk2k on 11/21/2008 5:37:05 PM , Rating: 0
They also don't cost $15/mo to play you nitwit.

You could play through those games an infinite amount of times without spending another dime.

Yes it would be repetitive but SO IS WOW!!! In fact I bet if you took out all the travel time and bullshit timesinks they throw in to slow people down there isn't more than 20-40 hours worth of real "content" in the expansion.

RE: Have to chime in!
By rcc on 11/21/2008 5:59:51 PM , Rating: 2
lol, you'd be wrong.

RE: Have to chime in!
By aharris on 11/21/2008 6:48:02 PM , Rating: 2
That also depends on what you'd consider "real content". I thoroughly enjoy questing and PvP.

Some people thoroughly enjoy raiding and heroic instances.

Some people want to play solo, some prefer to group.

Some people enjoy farming for professions, while others perfer to RP (RolePlay. As in RPGs... get your mind out of the gutter).

That's the beauty of the game, it accommodates everybody. If you don't like it, try making your own (hah).

"I modded down, down, down, and the flames went higher." -- Sven Olsen

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