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    Mop - 2.7 million sold in first week

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    ALLIANCE AND HORDE ARMIES GROW WITH LAUNCH OF MISTS OF PANDARIA™

    New World of Warcraft® expansion sells 2.7 million copies in first week -- global subscriber base passes 10 million



    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.*

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    OMG WoW is dead..

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    So I am not a math wiz, but how do you get from 2.7mil to 10mil?
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    That number will go back under 10 million in 6 months. So tbh i wouldnt brag about that, just gotta do more pr spin in the future
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puremallace View Post
    So I am not a math wiz, but how do you get from 2.7mil to 10mil?
    5-6 million are from china and the 2.7 million doesn't include them. Also, not everyone who is a subscriber has bought the xpac yet.

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    Hm. Can't figure out if that includes digital sales or not.

    At any rate, that sounds about what I'd expect: Cataclysm sold 3.3 million to start with, so a slight decline to go with the drop in subscriber numbers only makes sense. It's still a very strong amount, so congratulations to Blizzard!

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    Can someone please put in the OP that China doesn't buy expansions so that people will stop asking the same question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puremallace View Post
    So I am not a math wiz, but how do you get from 2.7mil to 10mil?
    7 million didnt buy the xpac first week but still have subscriptions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puremallace View Post
    So I am not a math wiz, but how do you get from 2.7mil to 10mil?
    MoP isn't required until you hit level 85 and want to level further. A lot of people may have heard the hype and want to see what WoW is all about, so just bought the vanilla/Battlechest, which tbh is plenty of content for a new player for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puremallace View Post
    So I am not a math wiz, but how do you get from 2.7mil to 10mil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puremallace View Post
    So I am not a math wiz, but how do you get from 2.7mil to 10mil?
    They got a little under 1 million new players and not everyone has bought the expansion yet and also, of course, in Asia they don't buy the expansions. 10 million was easy to get to. I would assume by the end of the fourth quarter the sales will be closer to 4 million and maybe 11 million subscribers. Not bad for an over the hill game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kisho View Post
    Hm. Can't figure out if that includes digital sales or not.

    At any rate, that sounds about what I'd expect: Cataclysm sold 3.3 million to start with, so a slight decline to go with the drop in subscriber numbers only makes sense. It's still a very strong amount, so congratulations to Blizzard!
    Of course it includes digital sales. Blizzard wouldn't announce a low number without digital sales.
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    Although this number is still impressive, I guess it was rather dissappointing for Blizzard going from 3,3m sold copies of Cataclysm on the first day to 2,7m copies in the first week.

    But actually it is not surprising, it was pretty much what I was expecting. Let's see if they learned from their mistakes and publish more content more often, or if they intend to let the game slowly die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishyface View Post
    That number will go back under 10 million in 6 months. So tbh i wouldnt brag about that, just gotta do more pr spin in the future
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    Would have been higher if they didn't just forget to add content for a year.

    It did pretty well considering a major competitor just came out also.

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    Wait, did Cata really sell 3.3 million in one day? Didn't know that.

    That's pretty impressive.

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    My guess was 2.5, SCOREBOARD!

    I think a lot more will come when they hear it's not that bad tho
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    Does anybody know if MoP has launched in Asia yet, or is it just EU & US?

    It seems very odd that out of a total subscriber base of 10 million, 7.3 million are still playing pre MoP expansions.

    I wonder which expansion has the most subscribers currently?

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    Time to start finding a new game...obviously WoW is now dead

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