Mists of Pandaria sells 2.7 million copies during first week of launch

Thursday, 4th October 2012 14:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria sold 2.7 million copies during its launch week, prior to the release in China on October 2, proving a boost to the subscriber base which now sits at over 10 million.

The development team is already working on the first major post-launch content update, with further details, including features and release timing, to be provided in the weeks ahead.

Last week, Lazard Capital Markets estimated Mists of Pandaria sold between 600,000 and 700,000 at retail during launch week.

Earlier this week, analyst firm Brean Murray, Carrett & Co felt digital sales weren’t being taken into account, as over 1 million purchased one year premium subscriptions to WoW which were bundled with Diablo 3.



  1. Se_7_eN

    But how many of those people did the Diablo deal, and how many are actually PLAYING?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight


    What does the DIablo Deal have to do with anything? If you got that deal you had to buy the expansion.

    Ahh I see what you mean. BUt the Subs were at 9 million even with the people and the DIablo deal and now its up to 10 million meaning they gained a million subs and thats excluding China.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DSB

    Do you have a source on that Steph? No one seems to be saying where they got it from.

    I’m just wondering whether it’s brick and mortar or digital. If it’s the former, you can pretty much double it.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. MoskitoKrebs

    DSB here is the source

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DSB

    Thanks man, it was on their investor relations thing too.

    I guess that means it’s total sales.

    It just doesn’t add up that people would be playing without the expansions though.

    #5 2 years ago

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