The MMO expansion beats a sales record previously held by Diablo 3.
World of Warcraft recently received its eighth major expansion since its launch in 2004, and Shadowlands has gone to to beat all previous sales records. Activision-Blizzard had stated earlier that its pre-launch sales were higher than any other WoW expansion, and that’s translated in excellent launch day sales as well.
The company recently announced that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands sold 3.7 million units in its first 24 hours after launch, in the processing becoming the fastest selling PC game of all time. It beats a record previously held by Blizzard’s Diablo 3, which sold 3.5 million copies in 24 hours.
Activision-Blizzard also announced that in the time leading up to an following Shadowlands’ launch, WoW reached and sustained its higher ever number of players for monthly or longer subscriptions. Cumulative year-to-date playtime in World of Warcraft is also higher this year than it has been in the past 10 years, with total player time nearly twice as much as it was at this time last year.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is available now on PC. In our review, we praised the expansion for its “interesting story, gorgeous visuals and audio, a great leveling experience, and good endgame”, awarding it a score of 8/10. You can read our full review through here.