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WoW Legion sales top 3.3 million on day one

Sales of World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Legion, show there’s still plenty of life in the Azeroth yet. On just the first day of sale, over 3.3 million copies were sold, netting Blizzard a tasty bump in revenue and no doubt a number of returning subscriptions to go along with it.

While we don’t have any hard numbers on subscribers – since Blizzard doesn’t really talk about them any more – Eurogamer has it that the number of concurrent players has reached its highest point since the launch of Cataclysm. That shows that even if subscriber numbers may not be at their peak, those who are paying for WoW are playing a lot of it and clearly enjoying themselves.

Indeed Legion seems to have proved a number of people wrong. A quick look at a few previews vs early reviews of Legion from various Youtube channels show a changing of opinion once the game was actually released. Although there are still some aspects of the game people aren’t thrilled with, for the most part Legion has gone down very well.

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Of course though, with World of Warcraft, you can’t count your chickens right after the expansion releases. While that period sees the biggest spike in expansion purchases, the real test will come in the weeks and months that follow, as the story continues and Blizzard plays out its grand plan for Legion content.

Whether people stick around to continue playing that, will tell us how truly beloved the new expansion is. Traditionally, even popular expansions have seen player numbers dwindle soon after their release and much of the content is beaten, but Legion does have a lot of it. It also has upgrade paths for Artifact weapons to keep the grinders around for a little longer at least.

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KitGuru Says: I haven’t played WoW since early vanilla – the combat system never really gelled with me. But what about you guys? Have you gone back to Azeroth to fight off the Burning Legion once more?

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  • BigJimbo

    Who’s still playing this junk?!

  • WhiteSkyMage

    What the heck… If you at least make leveling. bit more interesting, i might go back, but for some reason, I am just tired of grinding and grinding for levels. Maybe I just played too many MMOs and I guess I am all sold on to Star Citizen. No matter how good your expansion is Blizzard, no matter how much I try to enjoy WoW, I just can’t. I gave up at level 50. Maybe one day, I might give it another go, but tht won’t be soon πŸ™

  • GrimmReaper WithaSpoon

    over 3.3 million people. if that wasn’t obvious enough.

  • BigJimbo

    Wow, that was a constructive reply…o wait.

  • Mace ya face

    Now can we have no Microtransaction BS in Overwatch?

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  • GrimmReaper WithaSpoon

    Well yeah, that’s all I needed to say to your “slightly” dumb question.
    I mean, you literally asked if someone play a game that people bought multiple millions of, a few days ago. That doesn’t need a constructive reply. What I should’ve said is “No not at all, 3.3 million people bought the game to brag to their friends, if they have any”

  • BigJimbo

    Oh look, a sperglord on the internet. What a shock. Well I’ll spell this out for you as clearly communication isn’t your forte and you don’t understand the implied meaning behind a question.
    So, let’s try again; “Why would anyone still play this game?!” Are you able to follow or do you need your helped to hold your hand and keep you calm?

  • GrimmReaper WithaSpoon

    “Why would anyone still play this game” isn’t the same question as “Who’s still playing this junk”.
    Why – reasoning, explanation.
    Who – subject of interest.
    I literally answered your 1st question, and after you realized how fucking dumb your question is, you tried to rationalize, pretty weakly tho.

  • BigJimbo

    Umhum, and when were you diagnosed with autism?

  • GrimmReaper WithaSpoon

    So now you’re at the point where you see you’re losing the argument, and now you’re retaliating with a very poor insult?
    People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, mate.

  • BigJimbo

    Or you took a commonly used phrase and interpreted it literally. That is a condition of autism.
    You also avoided actually answering if you had been diagnosed or not…..which normally means you have been.

  • zillabeast

    They should offer a free month to old subscribers every time an expansion hits.