Take the Serena challenge
Fair play thats good. 2.7mil people playing curent content.
But unless they add back in rep tabards, and remove (or at least completely rework) CRZ I cant see it lasting.
Could we just lock this thread.
I've seen a maximum of 10 posts that are actually logical and not fully opinion based nonsense.
Does this mean that the number of US and EU wow players is only about 2.7Million? And the rest are Chinese?
I just fail to see how people can think that the sales are somehow just as, good? I guess? Because it directly implies that it's first 24hr sales were an entirely different number, which we can only guess at, and they've been construed (obviously on purpose) as being great.
I'm still more concerned with subscribers, but I just can't take anyone seriously who thinks that these sales were great. I just can't.
Change the backstory and the numbers get a new meaning to people.
In fact, I find the 900k to be a healthy gain because of the backstory. I was expecting a gain, but at a lower rate due to the heavy decline and "open hate" for Cataclysm within the community. Now I am curious as to what happens next.
These figures are not good. If I used VGChartz sales ratios to guestimate the sales after a week of Cata we would have approximately 4.04 million sales. An using a similar system would put the first day sales of MoP at around 2.2 million. My guestimate is that MoP will sell about 3.1 million copies in the first month of sales.
My guess is that they used the 1 week figures because there is no direct comparison for any previous expansion and they were probably also waiting for the number of subscribers to top 10 million. While they say the figures are pre China launch, it's likely that a lot of people in China bought new game time in preparation of the MoP release so this number would factor a lot of the China "subs" as well.
From the sounds of it, MoP is quite a good release but my gut tells me that the fallout from Cata, the gap with no new content before mists and their subscription model is really hurting them. MoP sales over the next couple of months will give us a good idea of the number of people paying the monthly subs as opposed to paying for time. There will obviously be a number of people who sub and don't upgrade to mists but those could be easy to factor in.
Those of you shouting from the roof tops about how MoP out sold some new games. A game with 4.5 million odd subscribers that are paying a monthly $15 to play the game should be able to sell more than 2+ million expansions to those clients.
Last edited by Gray_Matter; 2012-10-04 at 05:11 PM.
It took a week to reach 2.7 Million.
Again, literally every other WoW expansion had this, or near it, in 24hrs. Deliberately, misconstrued, sales numbers.