Blizzard Happy With WOW Sales

Today Blizzard decided to announce the obvious to the world and tell us they are happy with sales of their hit MMO World of Warcraft. They revealed that World of Warcraft’s worldwide subscriber base now numbers more than 8.5 million and is continuing to grow as new and returning players join existing players in the game. They have also revealed that their Burning Crusade expansion has sold approximately 3.5 million copies within one month following its mid-January launch This includes nearly 1.6 million sold in Europe.

We’re thrilled about the overwhelming response that we’ve received for The Burning Crusade,” said Mike Morhaime, president of Blizzard Entertainment – most likely as he did his best Scrooge McDuck. “We have worked hard to build upon nearly every aspect of World of Warcraft with this expansion, and it’s gratifying to see that players and reviewers are enjoying the new content” he concluded as he dived into the Money Bin.