MMO-Champion - 2.7 Million copies of MoP sold, WoW passes 10M Subscribers
2.7 Million copies of MoP sold, WoW passes 10M Subscribers
Blizzard just published the sales numbers for Mists of Pandaria and it looks like our favorite game is back over the 10M subscribers mark. For reference, the sales number for the previous expansions were:

  • The Burning Crusade - 2.4M First Day, 3.5M First Month
  • Wrath of the Lich King - 2.8M First Day, 4M First Month
  • Cataclysm - 3.3M First Day, 4.7M First Month

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
PARIS, France -- October 4, 2012 -- Following the September 25 global rollout of World of Warcraft®: Mists of Pandaria™, the new expansion to the world’s #1 subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that millions of players have already joined the fight for Pandaria. During the first week of launch, prior to the release in China on October 2, the expansion had already sold through approximately 2.7 million copies and the game’s global player base passed 10 million subscribers, with growth across all major regions.*

“With Mists of Pandaria, we set out to expand on the sense of fun and discovery that’s always been at the heart of World of Warcraft -- in addition to adding a huge variety of new content and features to the game,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “It’s been gratifying to see the results of all of the work we put into this expansion and to hear all of the positive feedback from players so far.”

The World of Warcraft development team is already hard at work on the first major post-launch content update. Further details, including features and release timing, will be provided in the weeks ahead.

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  1. qwikz's Avatar
    2.7 sold over what, 1-2 weeks? while cataclysm and the other expansions sold over 3 million within 24h, yeah wow is definitaly on the decline
  1. minywheats's Avatar
    And wow keeps rolling along
  1. ztreek's Avatar
    "World of Warcraft subscribers include individuals who have paid a subscription fee or have an active prepaid card to play World of Warcraft, as well as those who have purchased the game and are within their free month of access. Internet Game Room players who have accessed the game over the last thirty days are also counted as subscribers. The above definition excludes all players under free promotional subscriptions, expired or cancelled subscriptions, and expired prepaid cards. Subscribers in licensees’ territories are defined along the same rules."


    Media, twists the truth a bit.

    we'll see in about 30-60 days how good the expansion really is.
  1. Raven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qwikz View Post
    2.7 sold over what, 1-2 weeks? while cataclysm and the other expansions sold over 3 million within 24h, yeah wow is definitaly on the decline
    First week and and of course it is declining, the basics in the game is 8 years old, GW2 and Tera and those have probably been forgotten for 5-6 years in 8 years. atleast in wow´s case it took over 6 years for it to decline, most other "wow killers"games less than a month for the decline.
  1. Cairhiin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SiMka View Post
    2.7M Sold.. so.. It means that there are only 2.7M people playing with current expansion..?!
    China/Korea don't pay for the expansion they get them for free. But that value is pretty worrisome. With 2.7m copies sold, and 1m sub gained for a total of 10m subs, that means the majority of the subs are in China/Korea. Unless my math sucks (which could entirely be possible). Or there are a lot of people still on Cata.
  1. jetclive's Avatar
    Weak sales for a WoW expansion but good compared to other MMO/games.
  1. Haftepaff's Avatar
    I've never doubted Blizzard, they delivered an awesome expansion as always.
  1. Taranee's Avatar
    Good job MoP is definitely a huge improvement from Cata.
  1. CaptainArlong's Avatar
    Thanks all for making them justify charging that much for an expansion to such an old game! Had more of you held off, they would have been forced to charge less for the next expansion.
  1. ScottsdaleHokie's Avatar
    So sold less than Cata, and pretty much all of those million will be gone by next month.
  1. Strafer's Avatar
    Does anyone have subscription numbers for every exp? Where did it peak?
  1. Madruga's Avatar
    I wonder what whoever wrote that only 700k copies were sold is saying right now...
  1. Heksar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Qly View Post
    Worst?? it's probably the most fun i've had questing in like... ever except maybe some of the revamped 1-60 zones (<3 hillsbrand)
    I think it's too much kill/collect.. And maybe I was beeing too harsh Let's say that I don't like Dread Wastes quests. Better?
  1. Stellan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cairhiin View Post
    China/Korea don't pay for the expansion they get them for free. But that value is pretty worrisome. With 2.7m copies sold, and 1m sub gained for a total of 10m subs, that means the majority of the subs are in China/Korea. Unless my math sucks (which could entirely be possible). Or there are a lot of people still on Cata.
    Doesn't include China which doesn't launch in China until October 2. Not sure about Korea. Same? At any rate, the subscriptions will clearly go up once they count the China/Korea launch.
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cairhiin View Post
    China/Korea don't pay for the expansion they get them for free. But that value is pretty worrisome. With 2.7m copies sold, and 1m sub gained for a total of 10m subs, that means the majority of the subs are in China/Korea. Unless my math sucks (which could entirely be possible). Or there are a lot of people still on Cata.
    There's most likely quite a few people holding off until they see some initial reactions from friends and such.
  1. Pasture's Avatar
    On the decline (as should be expected for any severely ageing franchise) but those are still great sales figures by any game standards.
  1. Sam the Wiser's Avatar
    Pretty much predicted after all the blizzard mishap.
  1. Boubouille's Avatar
    It's pretty funny to see people arguing over whether or not a game with 3M expansions sales and 10M subscribers is dying. Some people really need some perspective.
  1. Thustra's Avatar
    It has been stated over and over again: the majority of players is not at max level. So ofcourse those haven't bought MoP yet.
  1. Hovsa's Avatar
    Maybe now they will buy server upgrades so people don't have to wait 3-4 hours in queue....

    /sarcasm off

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