Last week, we welcomed a whole new continent to the World of Warcraft, and by all accounts, the game was an absolute success from day one. In just its first day of release, throngs of fans lined up in stores throughout Europe to purchase an estimated 280,000 copies of the game, a number that far exceeded what other experts estimated as the overall size of the European MMORPG market. As World of Warcraft’s launch proved, those estimates were clearly too low. By the end of the weekend, the number of World of Warcraft players only grew, with over 380,000 copies sold in its first weekend. By this first weekend, peak concurrency had hit over 180,000 players. We’re thrilled that our neighbors in Europe are enjoying the game as much as we are, and are excited at the successful launch of World of Warcraft in just its first weekend. To see first-hand photos of the European launch of World of Warcraft, click below.
380,000 in a weekent. 280,000 in a day. Wow (ok, bad joke ).
It’s still selling crazily here in the USA, with copies hard to find. I have never seen one in a store and rarely see one in stock online — anywhere.
Tomorrow is exactly one month after the Battlegrounds Preview II was released. Exactly a month before part 2, part 1 was released. Let’s hope they continue the tradition.