World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria didn’t sell poorly – Analyst #2

Who knows? Q2 statement required.

Posted By | On 02nd, Oct. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl

Earlier we reported that Mists of Pandaria, the latest expansion pack for World of Warcraft, had sold poorly at retail. Well that’s exactly the reason why it didn’t sell poorly according to another analyst.

The previous analyst was wrong because he didn’t take digital sales into account. Brean Murray, Carrett & Co told Venturebeat “We  think  recent  reports  of  weak  retail  sales  for  Mists  of  Pandaria  may  fail  to reflect a channel shift toward a greater percentage of digital sales.”

“More than 1 million people bought premium subscriptions, which bundled a year-long subscription with a copy of Diablo III. We look for the premium subscribers to not only pick up the expansion but for a significant portion of them to download it through the platform, which should offer high margin revenue.”

It looks like a logical explanation, really, Blizzard had made it easier to buy the game digitally as well.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below. Our review is in progress and will be up soon.

Thanks, VG247.

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