Cataclysm Sells 4.7m In A Month

Cataclysm Sells 4.7m In A Month

Third Warcraft expansion now fastest-selling PC game ever, breaking Lich King’s record.

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm has sold more than 4.7 million copies in its first month on sale, a new record for monthly PC game sales.

Cataclysm, the third expansion released for Blizzard’s enormously popular MMOG, was released on December 7. Its first-day sales were 3.3 million units, making it the fastest-selling PC game on record, breaking the record of 2.8 million set by Wrath Of The Lich King, the second World Of Warcraft expansion, in 2008.

Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said: “We created thousands of new quests, introduced new lands to explore and extensively revamped the game world for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, making it our biggest and most ambitious expansion yet.

"We’ve been floored by the community’s response so far, and we’d like to thank them for their continued passion and support for World of Warcraft, and for helping Cataclysm reach this incredible milestone."

Prior to Cataclysm’s release we quizzed lead systems designer Greg Street and game designer Dave Kosak about the game’s development. Have a read here.