Mists of Pandaria sells 2.7 million in first week

First-week sales of latest World of Warcraft expansion boosts global subscriber base to over 10 million; Blizzard Entertainment claims "growth across all major regions."

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Pandas have proven popular. World of Warcraft's Mists of Pandaria expansion sold 2.7 million units in its first week on sale, boosting the game's global subscriber base to over 10 million users, Blizzard Entertainment announced today.

World of Warcraft's fourth expansion moved 2.7 million copies in one week.

Mists of Pandaria launched on September 25, and went on sale in China on October 2. Sales figures from this region were not included in the overall tally. However, Blizzard Entertainment claimed Mists of Pandaria helped spur "growth across all major regions."

The debut of Mists of Pandaria was far from the best World of Warcraft expansion launch. Initial expansion The Burning Crusade moved 2.4 million units in 24 hours, with Wrath of the Lich King selling 2.8 million copies during its first day, and Cataclysm moving a series-best 3.3 million on launch day.

As Blizzard Entertainment had predicted in August, Mists of Pandaria helped increase World of Warcraft subscription figures. The massively multiplayer online role-playing game's global userbase surged by 900,000 users from the 9.1 million players reported two months ago.

Now that Mists of Pandaria is out the door, the World of Warcraft development team at Blizzard Entertainment is working on the game's first post-launch content update. The company will share further details on this "in the weeks ahead."

Beyond a new game update to Mists of Pandaria, Blizzard Entertainment confirmed in March that it was already planning the next two expansions for World of Warcraft. Additionally, despite offering a quasi-free version of the game, Blizzard has previously said it has no intention to switch to a fully free-to-play business model, insisting the company is happy with its $15/per month subscription plan.

Mists of Pandaria is set on the new continent of Pandaria and focuses on the Pandaren as well as the monk player class. The expansion pack will also increase the player level cap to 90.

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buywowgoldus
buywowgoldus

The company will share further details on this "in the weeks ahead." More inforamation about wow guide,you can check out  at Vipgolds.

sTyLnK
sTyLnK

Cataclysm really backed everyone away from this game. And it's a shame because Mists of Pandaria is everything Cataclysm isn't. To me anyways, it's the most fun I've had since the best expansion of all time, Burning Crusade. No matter what people think of the actual product though, the fact that World of Warcraft after 8 years is still the King and still on top is nothing short of incredible.

Dragdar
Dragdar

Most of those are Asian players.

 

WoW is old news in the west. Time for the sub-fee dinosaur to go extinct.

 

paying 60$+180$ fee a year AND having to buy expansions, give me a break, go milk someone else Blizzard.

 

GW 2 folk font overcharge and they have a fair no-grind policy of not treating my time like it's worthless, i dont have all day to do tedious grinding, traveling and group assembling.

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Sevenizz
Sevenizz

It's still a great game - but the class imbalance is pretty huge.  Rogues are by far the weakest class and mages are stupidly overpowered.  This needs to be addressed soon.  I don't want to go through another Mage of Warcraft expansion again.

cirugo
cirugo

I'm enjoying it far more than I did Cataclysm...hate the stupid Pandas though

farcorners
farcorners

Hopefully better than the Kung Fu Panda movie franchise.

 

Darkskale
Darkskale

I think when it comes down to people  dont like GW2 because they are used to only going from place to place completing everything there and being done with it for ONE character, because it lasts. In WoW I doubt anyone would have the patience to experience every class to the level cap because of the monotony. I played WoW a little during BC and WotLK and I liked the lock but I also wanted to try the mage,pally,priest and DK....doing the same thing over and over again is not fun. plus pvp in WoW isnt really skill based its gear based....and people use macros thats kinda lame unless ur farming I guess...matt node competition I hated that the most tho. I felt like WoW was more for the singular player experience with scarce chances for community to come together. GW2 is built for "alt-oholics" people that like variety the fact that some people got to 80 means one they have no life or they rushed though everything and didnt try to experience the game. I bought GW2 during beta so Ive had it about 5-6 weeks idk and my highest is lvl 72 with my alts lvl 22 and under. GW2 pvp is completely skilled based and cooperation is built into the system! The fact that I dont need a healer or tank when I go run a dungeon  amazing. Now there are flaws with the game glitches and so forth but what is provided it's golden

 

So I guess what I'm saying about WoW is if you have all your investments in a game sure its going to be difficult to just give it up but.......if u had to start again lets say with this new class at lvl one would you do it all and I mean all again?

mr-gadgets
mr-gadgets

People people please, I hated when GW2 came out and all the WoWboys stepped in to hate on it. Lets not start another war over mmos. People dont know how to like 2 things at once, maybe it's the economy or something or A.D.D. i don't know.

Man loves competition, it's natural, that's why we play games in the first place but lets not hate on each others joys. Give an opinion or two then  lets go log on to our favorites and let it be. 

It's funny when you think about it Xbox vs ps3, iphone vs android, Amd vs Intel, Nvidia vs Ati, Mac vs windows. We shouldn't defend these things with so much passion unless you have money invested in the companies stocks, not just bought the product.

Buuuuut you gotta admit $180 a year to use a server is a bit much. 

 

Albaficas
Albaficas

thats lame for wow standards

 

glad that even blizz fangirls can see how pathetic these pedobears and pokemon rip off really is

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

They boast those sales but if i am not mistaken the player base also took a drop shortly after and the people playing went down.

 

I sure as well wouldn't touch it.Ever since Lich King the game became casual kiddy crap.

TBear7130
TBear7130

WoW has around 10 million subscribers and ONLY 3 million, are so addicted, bored, completion oriented, insert reason here, wanted to buy the game on release.

 

Less than a 1/3 of current WoW subscribers thought this worthy of the additional money Blizzard was asking for.

 

I wonder what the other 7 million people wanted.

Breyant
Breyant

I returned for the expansion. Is it going to keep me playing for years or even months? Probably not, but I'm having a hell of a good time right now.

Seifer24
Seifer24

2 million bots and 700k people that wanted to try this expanssion thats the story

mariopedroti
mariopedroti

In my opinion WoW is better than guild wars 2 , i like guild wars , but no game can overcome World of Warcraft.

blackothh
blackothh

I think wow might start outliving people soon.......

Hate_Squad
Hate_Squad

 @Dragdar of course gw2 is already dead.not that wow isnt,but dont bring up gw2 in a successful mmo discussion.It would be better to mention rift

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

 @cirugo Cataclysm was a terrible expansion.  Seriously, we didn't need that.

 

Why are major cities still in ruins and on fire though?

terminus
terminus

 @Darkskale

 Yes, and I have with the pandarians, I enjoy leveling in bg's and with different classes when they come out completly more then anything in GW2. I was hoping and looking forward to GW2, as I am tired of the WOW after 8 years. But WOW is just better. I disagree with everything you say, pvp is much better in WOW imo, my abilities actually work! And world pvp, atleast on my server, is better then anything GW2 has to offer, don't tell me you still enjoy WVWVWVW crap, same old map over and over and over zerg fest clunky crap. I enjoy getting help cries in general chat because some dk is raping low levels in blasted lands, in 15 minutes, what was one guy raping people, turns into 50+ players, and now from other servers too, fighting it out anywhere in a real seemless world with no loading portals between every map, 1000's of skeletons all over the land. WOW has been great lately, no matter where I go, stranglethorn, blastedlands etc etc, there is alot of world pvp going on, and that is something that GW2 will never be able to offer.

sTyLnK
sTyLnK

 @Albaficas That's what people like you do. Outside of Pandas and Pokemon you have no idea what the game actually offers and how fun it is. But that's what people who don't like WoW do. They throw out the same 2 repetitive things over and over because they don't have anything else. If you don't care for the game, fair enough, but using those two things as an argument isn't valid. Pet battles is completely optional and so is playing the panda race.

stan_boyd
stan_boyd

 @Albaficas Pedobears seriously, dude you have Sephiroth a femboy as your avatar, not to mention final fantasy has an obsession with furries. I hate WoW myself but come on, making fun of  walking talking pandas while supporting GW2 is just silly man, it has freaking plant people.

radicalreet
radicalreet

 @Albaficas Kid, shut up. Ok? Your arguments are so flawed it's sad. It's like saying every FPS today is a rip-off because its an FPS. So the only FPS that is not a rip-off is the first fps. And in your mind that applies to everything. Right? Because pet-battles came from Pokemon first right? Not really. But then again you gave that shit of a game called Guild Wars to which died faster than the secret world a 9.5 Rating. The internet don't need people like you.

jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

 @TBear7130 Um, perhaps more money? Not everyone can run out and buy a game whenever they want to. I bet plenty of players want it but can't afford it.

TBear7130
TBear7130

Sorry 9.1 million as of Aug 2012 if you trust wiki. Still less than a third.

csveiman
csveiman

 @Seifer24 anyone would want to try a WOW expansion that was based on the culture of ones country.  if it was a hindi based expansion everyone in India would buy it.  

Exquisite
Exquisite

 @mariopedroti I haven't played GW yet, but I expect that a proper comparison must factor in the cost to play.  For retired WoW players, like myself, WoW's superb quality is undeniable, but it's not quite good enough to justify the subscription fee anymore.

stan_boyd
stan_boyd

 @mr-gadgets  @Darkskale I played LOTRO for about 2 years, had 6 max lvl chars and loved it. When I did play WOW which I also loved I found that eventually the game loses its spark, same with Lotro, and I am sure after a while I will get sick of GW2 as well. I don't understand people who can play the same game for 8+ years straight.

oflow
oflow

 @buccomatic  GW2 doesnt have pay to win transactions FYI.  The only thing they sell in the store are character slots, bank space, vanity items, pets and boosters like xp boosts where you gain more xp for some many hours/days.

mr-gadgets
mr-gadgets

 @buccomatic You obviously never touched GW2, because if you did you would  know that every single thing in the game shop can be bought with coins, money, gold, copper, silver that you earn in the game. Weather its money won from missions or events or mining ores or selling fruits and vegetables or crafting weapons and selling them to in game merchants or other players. Did I mention every single thing?

Just in case i didn't, EVERYTHING and ANYTHING can be bought without coming out of your pocket.

To top it all off the prices are great. There is no such thing as pay to win in GW2, nothing you buy in the shop gives you an advantage over anyone or thing. You cant use the same microtransactions argument for every MMO that has a shop. Now put the mouse down and go do your homework before you reply to comments.

Remember 3-6 equals more than 1 ok.?

ninedot
ninedot

 @Albaficas  @Breyant lol... for some reason, I doubt you could play this game on max graphics. Stop being such a hater, especially when you haven't bought the game. No one cares about your opinion, it's completely biased and therefore useless. Let other people enjoy what they want, and stop making us feel bad for your loss..thanks bud

terminus
terminus

 @csveiman  @Seifer24

 you just sound silly, the game still has over 10 million subs for a cheesy cartoon kiddy dumbdowned game, what's their excuse? The game is the best MMO period, get over it move on. Cracks me up how many haters who prefer other MMO's come on WOW forums or blogs to give their two cents, go play your game, why do you care that people still LOVE this cheesy game?

Albaficas
Albaficas

 @buccomatic  @Seifer24 lol bucco how much retarded can u be ?

 

OFC pokeworld of pandacraft would outsold gw2....9MIL players

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO???

 

gw2 is like a month out and its B2P...dam is that guy stupid or what

terminus
terminus

 @buccomatic  @Seifer24

Bingo, you hit the nail on the head.....isn't it obvious? I was hoping GW2 was that game, especially being free and all, minus internet bill, but I just couldn't stand it, mechanics, graphics, music nothing....I forced myself to hit 80, which I did in one week, and it was horrid. This expac had me playing over 24hours straight before I hit the bed, and I'm still having a blast minus the hacked up talent trees and other abominations blizz has done to this franchise, it still rocks.

tnguye3
tnguye3

 @buccomatic  @Venatorcruiser 

You sir earn the title of biggest moron on the internet. I have never spoken to a dumber person before. What's funny is that you think you're right, but you obviously don't know wtf u r talking about. Ahahaha.

mr-gadgets
mr-gadgets

 @buccomatic  @tnguye3 You really really really have no idea what your typing about. Your whole argument is that you pay cash to win. You don't. That's like saying If i go to an in game merchant and buy a newer better  sword with game money then I am paying to win. Serious? Please Please Please do your homework dude. Please! 

Stop mud slinging.

mr-gadgets
mr-gadgets

 @buccomatic  @oflow How is that pay to win? You dont have to use Dollars Pounds Euros or Yen. Its in game money. It's diamonds and gold dude. i think you should ask other gamers what pay to win means. Whoever thinks that equals pay to win is a lazy gamer who tries to play the game as fast as possible doing the least amount of work. These are the type of games your supposed savor and enjoy all the features of, not see how fast you can get to level 80. By the way I have 3XP boosters that I got from achievements and events not the cash shop, and they only last for 1hr  i guess Oflow  should have made his point clearer. He might not be a genius but hes not a nincompoop. 

oflow
oflow

 @buccomatic Things that actually make your character more powerful.  Nothing I mentioned does that.

oflow
oflow

 @buccomatic OMG i see why ppl have been flaming you in this threead you are retarded.  Thats NOT the definition of pay to win moron.  Pay to win is the ability to buy skills and gear that a person that doesnt pay cash cant get.

mr-gadgets
mr-gadgets

 @buccomatic Ok i swear I'm not typing this with an attitude or anything, your absolutely right about console games being short  but I got Gamefly, and for $10 month ($120 a year) I can play up to 25 games. The last game i paid $65.23 for was Halo Reach which was more than 2 years ago. Gamefly just sent me an email yesterday telling me they shipped out Dishonored, i no that doesn't mean a thing I'm just excited to play it. So I am a gamer  who spends a subscription fee for games, but i just feel like WoW shouldn't charge you guys as much as they do. Server technology has improved a lot over the last decade and the cost of maintenance has been greatly reduced yet they charge one of highest subscription fees. With 10 million subscribers WoW has to be one of the richest MMO developers in the world. $150,000,000 per month...WOW.

So if and when i do hate on WoW, it's not you guys and it's not the game itself, its those God Damn devs.

Hate_Squad
Hate_Squad

 @buccomatic  @Albaficas  @Seifer24  unfortuantely bukkomatic is right,a mmo has to keep players,getting them to buy the game is only half the job.And gw2 doesnt keep players,at level cap you have nothing to do

Albaficas
Albaficas

 @terminus  @buccomatic  @Seifer24 believe me we dont give a fck what u thinking...

 

like it or not blizz fangirl...the future mmo's will go the direction gw2 took like it or not admit it or not its a simple fact so suck it up and go back to that 1 pixel trash pandaland kkthxbb