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retailo sales copy+ digital download sales= 3.4 million copies sold

MeGaTronPowerMeGaTronPower beverly hills, CAPosts: 80Member

retail copies 600,000- 700,000 + digital download sales 2.7 million= 3.3 or 3.4 million on par with cataclysm retail box sales of 3.3 million copies .

 

So where is this suppose people unsubbing wow ?? is it a myth? You might have quit but i think your in the minority here, still no wow killer though nice try. 

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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member

    Math is hard when you don't read properly. 2.7 was total, not digital.

     

    Edit: Also, that was an analyst estimate. Nothing concrete yet.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • SlickShoesSlickShoes EdinburghPosts: 1,037Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by WhiteLantern

    Math is hard when you don't read properly. 2.7 was total, not digital.

     

    Edit: Also, that was an analyst estimate. Nothing concrete yet.

    2.7 mil was from Blizz press release that is about as concrete as you will get.

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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member
    Originally posted by SlickShoes
    Originally posted by WhiteLantern

    Math is hard when you don't read properly. 2.7 was total, not digital.

     

    Edit: Also, that was an analyst estimate. Nothing concrete yet.

    2.7 mil was from Blizz press release that is about as concrete as you will get.

    I re-read (that's hard too, sometimes). You are correct - the 2.7 is official, not from an analyst.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • SlickShoesSlickShoes EdinburghPosts: 1,037Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by WhiteLantern
    Originally posted by SlickShoes
    Originally posted by WhiteLantern

    Math is hard when you don't read properly. 2.7 was total, not digital.

     

    Edit: Also, that was an analyst estimate. Nothing concrete yet.

    2.7 mil was from Blizz press release that is about as concrete as you will get.

    I re-read (that's hard too, sometimes). You are correct - the 2.7 is official, not from an analyst.

    The first news post was misleading and at the time didn't have a source up, I feel in to a rant about the inaccurate numbers and by the time I finished typing the article had a source haha

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  • MeGaTronPowerMeGaTronPower beverly hills, CAPosts: 80Member
    http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/10/04/world-of-warcraft-population-swells-over-10-million-mists-of-pa/

    investors report wow have over 10 million subs again lol.

    so where you wow haters at? Or your jelly cuz its still is the most successful mmorpg.

    By the way retail boxes can be tracked through npd group.

     

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member
    Well, if you weren't in this for bait before, you are now. GJ!

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,928Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MeGaTronPower
    http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/10/04/world-of-warcraft-population-swells-over-10-million-mists-of-pa/

    investors report wow have over 10 million subs again lol.

    so where you wow haters at? Or your jelly cuz its still is the most successful mmorpg.

    By the way retail boxes can be tracked through npd group.

     

    What an eloquent post.  They sell 2.7 million boxes and have 10 million subs?  hmm.  Oh yeah, Asia is most of their business and they don't buy the boxes or pay monthly subs. 

     

    WOW absolutely took a hit in their most profitable regions.  The previous expansion sold 3.3 million in 24 hours.  This one sold 2.7 million in a week.  Still great numbers.  Still the most played MMO.  But McDonalds is also the most visited restaurant.

  • SlickShoesSlickShoes EdinburghPosts: 1,037Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by FrodoFragins
    Originally posted by MeGaTronPower
    http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/10/04/world-of-warcraft-population-swells-over-10-million-mists-of-pa/

    investors report wow have over 10 million subs again lol.

    so where you wow haters at? Or your jelly cuz its still is the most successful mmorpg.

    By the way retail boxes can be tracked through npd group.

     

    What an eloquent post.  They sell 2.7 million boxes and have 10 million subs?  hmm.  Oh yeah, Asia is most of their business and they don't buy the boxes or pay monthly subs. 

     

    WOW absolutely took a hit in their most profitable regions.  The previous expansion sold 3.3 million in 24 hours.  This one sold 2.7 million in a week.  Still great numbers.  Still the most played MMO.  But McDonalds is also the most visited restaurant.

    I don't know how anyone could expect WoW to maintain those day 1 sales, especially since the sub numbers they provide themselves have dropped about 3 million in the last 2 years.

    Everyone has always known that the majority of the wow "subscribers" are in the east, at best NA and EU account for around 4 million players.

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  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by MeGaTronPower

    By the way retail boxes can be tracked through npd group.

    retail boxes are part of Blizzards press release - why you think they are missing?

     

    the press release does not say digital copies sold through

    http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=6147208

    During the first week of launch, prior to the release in China on October 2, the expansion had already sold through approximately 2.7 million copies and the game’s global player base passed 10 million subscribers, with growth across all major regions.*

    *Based on internal company records and reports from key distribution partners.

  • smh_alotsmh_alot Area 51Posts: 976Member
    I'd like to see the OP comment upon his error made, namely that it isn't 3.4 million but instead 2.7, but something tells me that the OP will simply keep ignoring the fact that the number for MoP was less than CATA. Also, iirc the 3.3 million was what CATA sold in 1 day, where as the number for MoP of 2.7 mln is in 1 week, sounds an important enough difference to me.


    Is WoW still doing alright? Sure, it's still selling alright.

    Not as well as it used to do though, the difference with CATA says enough.

    Imo the OP should just chill, don't worry, WoW is still doing alright, and even if it sees a decline in sales and subs with incidental peaks with new expansions, that doesn't mean that you won't enjoy playing your fave MMO still.
  • SlickShoesSlickShoes EdinburghPosts: 1,037Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by smh_alot
    I'd like to see the OP comment upon his error made, namely that it isn't 3.4 million but instead 2.7, but something tells me that the OP will simply keep ignoring the fact that the number for MoP was less than CATA. Also, iirc the 3.3 million was what CATA sold in 1 day, where as the number for MoP of 2.7 mln is in 1 week, sounds an important enough difference to me.

     

    Is WoW still doing alright? Sure, it's still selling alright.

     

    Not as well as it used to do though, the difference with CATA says enough.

     

    Imo the OP should just chill, don't worry, WoW is still doing alright, and even if it sees a decline in sales and subs with incidental peaks with new expansions, that doesn't mean that you won't enjoy playing your fave MMO still.

    I agree, I don't even understand why people care so rabidly about the numbers because unless they are that low that you have trouble finding players then it's really a non issue. It's more of a thing for developers to laud over eachother.

    I'd still play a game if it had 1000 players as long as it still felt like a populated game world.

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  • smh_alotsmh_alot Area 51Posts: 976Member
    Yep. For your own gameplay it only matters that you have enough people around on your own server to play and have fun with, that's all that really matters, I agree.
  • saurus123saurus123 nonePosts: 570Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MeGaTronPower
    Dont you guys worry when mop releases in china it will be 12 million subscribers again.

    yes becouse anyone who bought 1 hour of gameplay is considered as sub in asia :)

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member

    People like the OP make me glad I ditched this game.

    "Jelly"?  Seriously?

  • YakkinYakkin irvine, CAPosts: 919Member
    Honestly, if I could give a rough estimate, it will probably only reach Cataclysm level sales about 3 weeks later.
  • MeGaTronPowerMeGaTronPower beverly hills, CAPosts: 80Member

    i was stupid for hyping up star wars old republic to wow players even my friends.

    Swtor disappointed me the most never again. I always thought swtor would be a big competitor to wow, it maks me angry swtor did not live up the expectations. Not only swtor failed my expectationas a competitor to wow, i was embarrased to hype it up on wow forums to get those wow players to join me in swtor.

     

    Yes im bitter somewhat.

  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,943Member Uncommon
    If as the post above indicates there is roughly 4 million sales, where is that other 6 million subs common from?

    rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW > oblivion > LOTR > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(1000 elementalist), Wildstar

    Now playing GW2, AOW 3, ESO, LOTR, Elite D

  • CrackboneCrackbone Covington, KYPosts: 212Member

    I honestly don't know how anyone can spin this as "good news."  It's the first expansion that's sold less that the previous one. 

    No one with any sort of intelligence thinks "WoW is dead," however, the age, the gameplay and the design decisions are starting to show. 

     

     

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