Posted on January 10, 2011, Ron Whitaker WoW: Cataclysm Sells 4.7 Million in First Month
Since then, sales have slowed down a bit, but Blizzard has still managed to up that total to 4.7 million sales. In the announcement of the sales figures, Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime said,
We created thousands of new quests, introduced new lands to explore, and extensively revamped the game world for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, making it our biggest and most ambitious expansion yet. We’ve been floored by the community’s response so far, and we’d like to thank them for their continued passion and support for World of Warcraft, and for helping Cataclysm reach this incredible milestone.
I don’t think anyone is surprised by these sales figures. More likely, we’re just trying to get that job at Blizzard counting all the money!