Blizzard claims that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is the fastest-selling PC game of all time

Blizzard says it beat its own record of Diablo III

Just this morning, Blizzard informed Destructoid that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has become the “fastest-selling PC game of all time.”

With numbers to back that claim up, Blizzard reports that Shadowlands sold through 3.7 million units on “the first day of launch,” which beats out every other game, comparatively. The publisher notes that it bested its own record of Diablo III, which hit 3.5 million copies sold on its first day back in 2012. Blizzard states that these numbers were obtained from “sales and/or downloads, based on internal company records and reports from key distributors.”

According to the publisher, the game is booming more this year than it has in the past decade, with the highest number of monthly players and long-term subscriptions than any period in the last 10 years. It’s only going to get more lively, as the first raid and major season starts today, following the two-week holding period in which players started to really get acclimated to the expansion.

By my estimation, there’s going to be a lot of folks toiling away with alts too for the next few years, given the fairly open leveling system. Now if you’ll excuse me, the Shadowlands weekly reset is happening soon and I need some more renown.

Chris Carter
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