World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria sells 2.7 million copies
Global player base passes 10 million subscribers
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Oct 4, 2012 - 3:10pm EST (Oct 4, 2012 15:10)
Following the September 25 global launch of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, the new expansion to the MMORPG, Blizzard Entertainment has announced the sales numbers.
During the first week of launch, prior to the release in China on October 2, the expansion had sold through approximately 2.7 million copies and the game’s global player base passed 10 million subscribers, with growth across all major regions.
“With Mists of Pandaria, we set out to expand on the sense of fun and discovery that’s always been at the heart of World of Warcraft - in addition to adding a huge variety of new content and features to the game,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “It’s been gratifying to see the results of all of the work we put into this expansion and to hear all of the positive feedback from players so far.”
Mists of Pandaria offers a new playable race (the pandaren) with its own starting zone and quests, a new character class (the monk), and a new continent for adventure to the new level cap of 90. The expansion also includes a host of new gameplay elements, including scenarios - a flexible new kind of cooperative PvE trial; challenge modes, which offer high-prestige rewards for mastering Mists of Pandaria's 5-player dungeons; and a new pet battle system.
Mists of Pandaria is available now on Windows PC for $39.99 USD.