News Item: Overnight Success for World of Warcraft
(Category: Misc)
Posted by Darkild
Tuesday 15 February 2005 - 13:23:00

From the WoW Europe official site

Blizzard Entertainment today announced that World of Warcraft has become an overnight success in Europe, achieving record-breaking sales in its first 24 hours since the game launched on Friday, 11th February. World of Warcraft has sold-through an estimated 280,000* copies at retail on day-one, selling more units in one day than what was previously thought to be the overall cumulative size of the European MMORPG market. This figure rose to more than 380,000 units being sold-through by the end of the first weekend. You can read the rest of the Media Alert here.

* Based on internal company records and reports from key retailers in Europe.

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