WOW! World of Warcraft Sells 250,000 Copies!

Blizzard Entertainment today joyously announced that World of Warcraft has become an instant success, achieving epic sales figures in less than 24 hours. Although the game has only been available to consumers for less than two days it has managed to sell an estimated 250,000 copies. The game has also already sold out in many stores in the US with stores like Wal-Mart, EB and GameStop reporting that hundreds of their stores have not enough copies to meet public demand for the game.

We had a lot of confidence in World of Warcraft, but the success on day one far exceeded our expectations,” said Mike Morhaime, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “We are extremely happy that players are enjoying our game, and we are doing everything we can to meet the demand and maintain a fun and smooth game experience for everyone playing.”

World of Warcraft has once again shown that Blizzard consistently delivers the best games in the industry,” said Robert McKenzie, vice president of merchandising at GameStop. “It sold better than any other PC game this year – in fact, World of Warcraft enjoyed the best day-one sell-through GameStop has ever seen on a PC title!

The celebrations cannot last long though as Blizzard is working meticulously to increase server capacity to accommodate the growing number of players connecting to the game.