Statistics have shown that the latest Blizzard expansion for World of Warcraft has matched the launch-record with 3.3 million copies sold. Azeroth is on the brink of destruction, and millions of players have waded in to drive back the Burning Legion’s armies when World of Warcraft: Legion launched last week. The sixth expansion in the series has matched the amount of copies ever released by previous expansions, making it one of the fastest-selling PC games ever. In addition to this, the launch-week player concurrency for World of Warcraft reached its highest point since the launch of 2010’s Cataclysm expansion.
“Its been a thrill to see players hunting demons, powering up Artifacts, and freely exploring all the new zones in Legion,” said CEO and Blizzard co-founder 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.”
During last weekend’s PAX West event, Blizzard unveiled new details on the first update, Patch 7.1. : Return to Karazhan featuring a reimagined version of a popular raid, a brand new raid The Trial of Valor, and a brand new set of quests to be released in the coming weeks.