Officials from developer Blizzard Entertainment have announced that the World of WarCraft
expansion pack The Burning Crusade
has now sold over 3.5 million copies in just one month, following its mid January launch in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.
The sales of the expansion, which dwarf those of even successful stand alone PC titles from other companies, totaled more than 1.9 million copies in regions that play on North American realms (which includes 100,000 copies in Australasia). An additional 1.6 million copies were sold in Europe.
The eagerly awaited expansion sold almost 2.4 million copies worldwide in its first twenty-four hours – more than any other PC game has ever sold in its whole first month.
As a whole World of WarCraft
’s worldwide subscriber based has now reached 8.5 million users – an increase of 500,000 in under two months
. The Burning Crusade
has also recently launched in South Korea and the company is currently working to localize the game into Simplified and Traditional Chinese for mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau - for release as soon as possible.
“We’re thrilled about the overwhelming response that we’ve received for The Burning Crusade
,” said Mike Morhaime, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “We have worked hard to build upon nearly every aspect of World of WarCraft
with this expansion, and it’s gratifying to see that players and reviewers are enjoying the new content.”