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Wrath of the Lich King sells 2.8 million copies on first day


We knew that it was going to be huge and it was. Blizzard has announced this morning that World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King sold a massive 2.8 million copies in just its first day of release. That shattered the previous one-day PC game sales record set by the last World of Warcraft expansion pack, The Burning Crusade, in early 2007.

Blizzard's 11 million strong subscriber base for the game came out in droves last week to buy the second expansion. Now the question is can the game keep the sales momentum up for the next month. The Burning Crusade sold 3.53 million copies in its first month and one financial analyst has already predicted Wrath of the Lich King will sell as many as 5 million copies in its first month.

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