Blizzard Entertainment has released a staggering number of sales for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. More than 3.7 million units have sold globally, which places the game on a high pedestal as the fastest-selling PC game of all time.
World of Warcraft is essentially competing with another Blizzard game for the title of fastest-selling PC game, as the previous record was Diablo III, that sold 3.5 million units on its release day. Blizzard also released some interesting statistics regarding how the community has handled the game leading up to the release of Shadowlands:
- In the months leading up to the expansion’s release and the time since launch, the game reached and has sustained its highest number of players on monthly or longer-term subscriptions compared to the same period ahead of and following any WoW expansion in the past decade, in both the West and the East.
- Players have spent more time in Azeroth year to date than in the same period of any of the last 10 years.
- In addition, total player time in game this year to date has nearly doubled compared to the same period last year.
The president of Blizzard Entertainment J. Allen Brack had this to say regarding the games’ release:
“It’s been a huge thrill to enter this whole-new dimension of the Warcraft universe together with millions of players around the world. It’s been equally rewarding to see players enjoying all of the new features and content in Shadowlands—whether they’re exploring new aspects of their characters with the Covenants or setting foot in WoW for the first time with the new-player experience in Exile’s Reach—and there’s much more to come.”
-J. Allen Brack