World of Warcraft Legion Launch Week Sales in Line with Warlords of Draenor

World of Warcraft Legion Launch Week Sales in Line with Warlords of Draenor

Legion hasn't gained on its predecessors with this launch, but it hasn't lost either.

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Legion, has sold more than 3.3 million copies since its August 30 launch. This puts Legion firmly in line with the previous expansion, Warlords of Draenor, which also sold 3.3 million within its first week. Those numbers are up from Mists of Pandaria, which sold 2.7 million within its launch window.

Prior to that expansion, Blizzard released sales numbers within the first 24 hour window, with Cataclysm, Wrath of the Lich King, and The Burning Crusade, selling 3.3 million, 2.8 million, and 2.4 million units respectively.

Blizzard also noted that Legion's concurrent player count for this launch week climbed to WoW's highest point since the 2010 launch of Cataclysm. Legion seems to have been designed to bring lapsed players back into WoW, so pushing those concurrent numbers up is good news for the company. Now Blizzard has to keep players interested, hopefully avoiding the content glut that plagued Warlords.

"It's been a thrill to see players hunting demons, powering up Artifacts, and freely exploring all the new zones in Legion," said Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime. "We worked hard to make this the best World of Warcraft expansion yet, and we look forward to providing players with even more content as Legion's epic story unfolds in the months ahead."

Blizzard has already outlined the next content patch, Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan. The patch features a reimagined version of The Burning Crusade's Karazhan raid as an 'epic' 5-man Mythic dungeon. The update will also add new quests for the endgame zone Suramar and the Trial of Valor raid.

You can check out our review of World of Warcraft: Legion and see what we thought of Blizzard's latest expansion.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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