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.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

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.

In other news

The Elder Scrolls Online Ventures Into Skyrim With Greymoor Expansion This May

Help the Nord tackle their vampire problem in Greymoor.

WoW's 15th Anniversary Event is Ending, But Players Want One Popular Feature to Stay

The Alterac Valley of Olde is surprisingly popular with the WoW community.

Elder Scrolls Online Heads to Skyrim For Its Next Expansion

The home of the Nord is the next focus for Elder Scrolls Online.

Final Fantasy 14 May Have Just Been Confirmed for PS5

Will the realm be reborn again on a new console?

Need help?

Final Fantasy 14 Shadowbringers - Where to Unlock All the New Content

Now that you've pick up Shadowbringers, where do you go to unlock all the cool stuff?

Final Fantasy 14 Shadowbringers Jobs: How to Unlock Gunbreaker and Dancer

The new expansion is here and there's new jobs to enjoy!

Final Fantasy 14 Shadowbringers - Where to Find All the Aether Currents

If you're going to fly, you need to explore first.