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.
And they say PC gaming is dead ;)
Great game, glad to see the sales topping charts.
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...
PC gaming will continue to stand firm
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.
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.
PC: leading the industry, not following. True innovation at its finest.
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
No they have 2 more known expansions planned
Do these numbers include the millions of digital downloads? Does not seems to...
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.
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. =/
It's your loss if you pick the inferior versions of multiplat titles.
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....
its a blizzard game. Blizzard =/= entire PC market
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.
PC gaming... its not dead... its just taking a little well earned rest.
MMOG's in some shape or form are the future, it's where the big bucks are at.
Totally. They have the longest successful, most lucrative runs.
Yea and I think we'll see a lot more of the hybrid stuff(FireFall), people are in love with persistence.
Honestly, it's the only area/genre that sees true innovation and long range development.
One word. WoW!
as i said: Pc need new name! Blizzard Entertainment device!,since only that company can sell a lot of copies of their games!
very true no one esle comes close to this on PC
It would be more amazing if it wasnt a game with 12million + users
What a year for Blizzard! Next year looks to be no different with Diablo 3 (I hope)
That is SAD starcraft should have better sales than WOW. That WOW hardly changed a thing.
So... redoing the majority of the old world in both appearance and quests as well as expanding the world with several new zones, 2 new races, different class/race combinations, dungeons, and new mechanics isn't changing much? WTF are you smoking? This has to be one of, if not THE biggest MMO expansion ever.
starcraft 2 is more of a graphical overhaul with a new campaign. cataclysm completely changed wow from the ground up. cutscenes everywhere, voice acting everywhere, the world is completely different, even the places unchanged had to be redesigned so we can fly over them. new races, new levels, new places, guild leveling, complete redesign of the stats system....i could go on
Exactly! Cheers for saying what I said better :)
those who keep saying pc gaming is dead, open your eyes now....
hahahah its funny that the biggest PC game sells half as much as consoles biggest game (COD) and the rest of the year pc sales are quiet then everyone wants to jump on the PC isn't dead bandwagon lol. I have a great PC i love PC gaming but PC sales are no where near console software sales but No one ever said PC gaimng is dead.. it just has a blimp each year (most likely a blizzard title) then goes away for a year intill the next big (blizzard) title
Short term maybe. But Wow will sale for years to come. Unlike COD which will sell for it's first year and then never be played again. COD's are just fad games. Play it while it's hot.
Hmm, how do you know the PC sales numbers? You work for Valve?
COD is on 5 platforms, including PC. Separate those out into individual SKUs. Then look at only the first 24 hours. Then compare again.
quote/ hahahah its funny that the biggest PC game sells half as much as consoles biggest game (COD) and the rest of the year pc sales are quiet then everyone wants to jump on the PC isn't dead bandwagon lol. I have a great PC i love PC gaming but PC sales are no where near console software sales but No one ever said PC gaimng is dead.. it just has a blimp each year (most likely a blizzard title) then goes away for a year intill the next big (blizzard) title #9 /quote your stupid comparing the sales of cod of both platforms(ps3 & 360) against a single plaftorm(pc).. if you take one on one The PC has by far the greatest selling game after Day 1.. Take that..kid
The COD:BLOPS numbers included every platform. Wii, PS3, 360, DS and PC. No shit BLOPS sold more when it's on 4 more platforms than WoW...
i agree, one of those disagrees was me by accident.
half of cod, because cod released on 3 platforms
5 platforms if you include Wii and DS.
Fuck cares, WOW is still better than COD, including sales, or not.
Cataclysm would have sold even more if it was on the Virtual Boy
Console fanboi gets on PC to post against the PC on a PC topic, funny.
wow needs to die already, i understand its for people with no lives or other games to play on their pc or consoles but man there is a limit, this expansions lvl cap was reached in 5 hours, wtf is the point? wow has always been to easy and because of that its become so popular, even the children can feel uber. i play vindictus right now, its free, has 1 mill times better gameplay, graphics, destructible enviorments etc. its not a time sink and it has its flaws but i have had way more fun with it than wow, aion etc and its free. i think there is a prob there. if u need a time sink, have nothing else better to do, have a crappy 12 yr old computer that cant play anything but wow then wow is the game for u. would like to see what else blizzard can do. cant wait for diablo tho
wow i didnt think my post was bad. either way to all those shitting on me for posting what is true how about this. there are more pcs in homes then xbox ps3 and wii COMBINED. @khawaja07 take that kid
Blizzard must be rolling in the dough right now. This + SC2 = a ton of money. PC gaming isn't going anywhere.
2 more expansions planned after this? How about they completely rebuild the game engine for the next major game revision, because this tech from 6 years ago that's just been layered on to is just really ugly.
Black Ops was on 5 different platforms. If you divide Black Ops' 24-hour sale of 5.6 million copies by 5, then you have approximately 1.12 million copies per platform. Compare that to 3.3 million copies for Cataclysm on one platform. Yeah, PC gaming is not looking so "dead" now, is it? Eat your heart out, haters. Get ready for Diablo III.
Currently playing Cataclysm. Its excellent. My paladin is lvl 85 an my Death knight is 84 loving every minute. Cant wait for Diablo 3 and Guild Wars 2.
We Have The Exclusives Plus PC Has So Many Problems Like I Wanted To Play Scarface On PC But I Had To Change The Dx From 10 To 9 Then I Could Play
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.