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Cataclysm SHATTERS PC Sales Records

Recently, sales records were released via press release from Activision showing that over 3.3 million units were sold in the first 24 hours of release for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm; SHATTERING previous PC sales records.

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kdogdaddy2870d ago

And they say PC gaming is dead ;)

Losi2870d ago

Great game, glad to see the sales topping charts.

RedDragan2870d ago

You know... that is pretty darn good!!!

3.3? It beat the Halo games! I hate Halo games but give the game it's dues on the sales it had in the first 24 hours!

3.3 million is lightning quick! WOW still sucks though lol...

NYC_Gamer2870d ago

PC gaming will continue to stand firm

kdogdaddy2870d ago

Couldn't agree with you more, man. These sales show there is still a significant playerbase and hopefully developers will begin to alter their practices accordingly to release some well tested, PC platform gaming.

hoops2870d ago (Edited 2870d ago )

Only console gaming sites and others say this...
PC gaming is the only platform that evolves technology first and foremost.

edit:

@Toaster.
Could not have said it better.
There are SO many games that fall under the radar for the PC that are innovative and mind blowing its unreal.

toaster2870d ago (Edited 2870d ago )

PC: leading the industry, not following.

True innovation at its finest.

visualb2870d ago

i don't know who says that...

i'd guess 70% of all the worlds gaming is done on the PC (online flash games <---ANYTHING IN BETWEEN--> Crysis)

so...thats a silly statement.

Isn't this WoW's final expansion? no surprise about its sales =)

can't wait to hear about Blizzards new MMO =O

ramza042870d ago

No they have 2 more known expansions planned

Pennywise2870d ago

Do these numbers include the millions of digital downloads? Does not seems to...

Dragnipur2870d ago

Its on life support... if it takes a AAA to sell that many copies on PC, then things aint looking good.

I bought only 2 PC games this year (Civ 5 & Starcraft) but got everything else on console, just becasue they are multi-plat.

Ducky2870d ago

Well... for 24 hours, thats not... bad?

If a game like Minecraft has almost reached 740k sales in alpha-stage, then that means its healthy...

... either that, or means PC gamers are so desperate that they're playing a pixelized game.
=/

ct032870d ago

It's your loss if you pick the inferior versions of multiplat titles.

hoops2870d ago (Edited 2870d ago )

And all those multiplats you play on your console costs$10-$15 more and are inferior in every way possible.
I buy EVERY single multi-platform game on my PC for a multitude of reasons:

1) Better Graphics

2) Better Frame Rates

3) Higher Resolution

4) Free Online

5) Free DLC

6) Free MODS

7) You can make your OWN MODS and then share them

8) Multi-Monitor Support (HUGE Reason) Play BFB2 or any other FPS or 3rd person game or racing game using 3 monitors and you will NEVER want to go back to one HDTV view.

Console multi-plats do not compare unless they really fuck up the PC version. A $700 PC out runs and guns the PS3 and Xbox360 easy....

OhReginald2870d ago (Edited 2870d ago )

its a blizzard game.

Blizzard =/= entire PC market

Christopher2870d ago

Jumped back in and made a new character for Cataclysm. I like a lot of the changes they've made. They've really got a primo user interface design down, though. Only problem I've encountered were some crazy spawn rate issues in certain starter areas.

Perjoss2870d ago (Edited 2870d ago )

PC gaming... its not dead... its just taking a little well earned rest.

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Letros2870d ago

MMOG's in some shape or form are the future, it's where the big bucks are at.

kdogdaddy2870d ago

Totally. They have the longest successful, most lucrative runs.

Letros2870d ago

Yea and I think we'll see a lot more of the hybrid stuff(FireFall), people are in love with persistence.

kdogdaddy2870d ago

Honestly, it's the only area/genre that sees true innovation and long range development.

Prcko2870d ago (Edited 2870d ago )

as i said:
Pc need new name!
Blizzard Entertainment device!,since only that company can sell a lot of copies of their games!

Dno2870d ago

very true no one esle comes close to this on PC

Apotheosize2870d ago

It would be more amazing if it wasnt a game with 12million + users

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