We’ve been enjoying our time in Pandaria thus far. As it turns out, so have a lot of you.
Blizzard announced that the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, has already sold 2.7 million copies since it’s release just last week. In addition, the number of subscribers is up to 10 million. Earlier in the year, the game had slipped down to 9.1 million subscribers during the Cataclysm expansion.
“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 Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime. “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.”
But as we may recall, the launch of Cataclysm was also a success, one that was undermined by a lack of content updates. Reportedly, we’ll be hearing about the first major content patch within the coming weeks. Should Blizzard be able to keep the content coming, expect the subscriber rate to keep going up.