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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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By ThePooBurner on 11/25/2008 2:58:58 PM , Rating: 2
In patch 2.3 they actually added on some more to the story line quests when they revamped dustwallow. It still dead ended but it gave you more clues as to who was behind the disappearance of the king and what not. It looked like they were going to continue it, but after 3.0 they changed the quest text on the last 2 quests in the new line from 2.3 to say "we figured it out totally, go tell bolvar" and "that's great that we know for sure now. we already kicked her out of town, but now we know who to take full retribution against. Tell jaina we'll kill everyone" and then "ok" from jaina. So that is how the line ends now. Kind of anti climactic, and i wonder what they will do for the Ony key quest (if it is even still in the game) now, but such is the way of things.


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