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. Howard Moon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer View Post
    So what are the first day numbers for mop?
    I doubt there is much difference between the 1st day and 1st week numbers, and I don't think the difference is very meaningful.
  1. Pumps's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    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.
    Death is the only constant.
  1. Mohveli's Avatar
    Find it funny how still people believe (not including trolls) that thats a bad number.
    Guess people just don't have a clue.
    The start seems like its gonna be my favourite expansion since TBC, so now we just wait and see how fast they can bump the content out or will they once again fail us with slow patching.
  1. Sym's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pumps View Post
    If you are not playing wow, why are you reading a wow website?
    I don't play WoW, yet I still come on this website. I don't play my Xbox, but I still like to keep updated on Xbox news.

    What's the problem?
  1. Max Rebo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    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.
    But... all the hype convinced me that WoW will be dead next week! It can't be!

    :P
  1. senkyen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Riddickcz View Post
    Considering the fact that there are 10M subscribers, I find 2,7M sold copies very very poor. It pretty much means that not even 1/3 of WoWs subscribers purchased MoP.
    That is pretty normal. For example cataclysm sold about 4.7 millions copies in the first month while around that time the subscriptions peaked at around 12 millions.
  1. Riddles's Avatar
    Still less sold than cata, kind of sad as cata was so horrible
  1. lios's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Waifu View Post
    Still less sold than cata, kind of sad as cata was so horrible
    Which you knew in advance?
  1. Qly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Heksar View Post
    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?
    Yeah, you're probaly right... jade forest was so good it might have blinded me from dread wastes... still JADE FOREST
  1. Riddickcz's Avatar
    Guess the numbers will peak when it gets released in Asia though.
  1. Riddles's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lios View Post
    Which you knew in advance?
    Sorry i don't know what you mean by that
  1. Pumps's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cairhiin View Post
    What are you kidding? After two years of Cataclysm they aren't at max level? It takes 12 hours to level from 80 to 85.
    Yes for children with no lives. No working adults can squeeze in 12 hours A WEEK.
  1. Lord Swizzlington's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer View Post
    Does anyone have subscription numbers for every exp? Where did it peak?
    Peak was in WotLK and started to decline around the time between ICC and Cata.
  1. Xilurm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Waifu View Post
    Still less sold than cata, kind of sad as cata was so horrible
    Ugh! But that's exactly the reason. It sold less than Cata because people don't trust Blizz enought in order to buy another expansion day 1. Do you really think everyone keep up with MoP vids and gameplay vids?

    If MoP does better than Cata the next expansion will get more sells.
  1. Pinguim's Avatar
    cheers!
  1. Riddles's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    Ugh! But that's exactly the reason. It sold less than Cata because people don't trust Blizz enought in order to buy another expansion day 1. Do you really think everyone keep up with MoP vids and gameplay vids?

    If MoP does better than Cata the next expansion will get more sells.
    Well sure, but everyone was praising it so much, i would have thought all the positiveness of the WoW players would have landed a lot better.
  1. Tarien's Avatar
    Down below 8million within 6months, my prediction. Can't wait to quote this in six months time.
  1. ShadowCrafter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pumps View Post
    Yes for children with no lives. No working adults can squeeze in 12 hours A WEEK.
    lol you misread what he said, 12 hours to level in total from 80 - 85.

    Anyways it's because around 60% of the subs in is China which don't by expansions.
  1. Yakuchin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Waifu View Post
    Still less sold than cata, kind of sad as cata was so horrible
    yeah, but it's not surprising because MoP got so much hate and Cata was just bad, many didn't even bother with MoP. But the cool thing is that they are now seeing the positive feedback and are coming back. I have 5 friends back from GW2 already. It's a great x-pac, and soon more people will notice. The numbers are fantastic, considering the hate and bad press. And this doesn't even include the chinese and korean players. I'm sure the numbers will be even better by the end of the month.
  1. Xilurm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Waifu View Post
    Well sure, but everyone was praising it so much, i would have thought all the positiveness of the WoW players would have landed a lot better.
    Everyone? You mean 2.7M people. Not everyone goes to WoW forums and fansites. Heck most people I've met in WoW don't even know what MMO-Champion is...

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