Nerds-o-plenty snatch up Burning Crusade

In what is now the day-one PC sales record in North America and Europe, about 2.4 million nerds collectively left their mother’s basement to go and purchase the first World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade. From Next Generation:

Blizzard announced today that World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade sold 2.4 million units worldwide in its first day of availability, breaking day-one PC game sales records in North America and Europe.

Blizzard said that around 1.2 million copies of the expansion sold in North America on day one, representing over half of the estimated 2 million-plus North American World of Warcraft players. The new release sold 1.1 million units in Europe, where there are over 1.5 million World of Warcraft players.

Blizzard added that by the end of the first day of the game’s availability, 1.7 million players had logged in to play The Burning Crusade.

Impressive. I wonder how long it will be until any of them ever see the light of day again? 

Robert Summa