Blizzard Dubs World of Warcraft: Lich King 'The Fastest-Selling PC Game of All Time'

Blizzard announced today that its second World of Warcraft expansion pack, Wrath of the Lich King, sold over 2.8 million copies during its first day on store shelves, causing the company to declare it "the fastest-selling PC game of all time."

According to Blizzard, that feat was previously held by the first expansion, The Burning Crusade, which launched in January 2007 and sold 2.4 million copies day one.

Adding the frozen continent of Northrend, the Death Knight Hero class, an increased level cap and other new content to the MMO, Lich King hit November 13.

Released in 2004, World of Warcraft currently has over 11 million subscribers.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    November 20, 2008 7:50 AM

    Not surprised. I picked it up after work that Wednesday night at Walmart, I walked in and headed toward the games and there was literally a line of 200 people waiting for midnight. I walked around the store, picked up Kung Fu Panda on Blu-Ray, came back as the line was thinning down, jumped in and grabbed the second to last copy they had. There were people who were getting back in line for second and third copies.

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      November 20, 2008 12:09 PM

      Why would they wait in line for second and third copies when they could just digitally activate their account online and use the same DVD install disc? (or better yet, copy their install folder after they updated)

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        November 20, 2008 12:50 PM

        Cause you need to buy more cd keys.

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