Blizzard announced today that more than 3.3 million copies of World of Warcraft: Legion were sold through on its launch day, matching the all-time record achieved by previous expansions and making it one of the fastest-selling PC games ever.
In addition, World of Warcraft’s launch-week player concurrency climbed to its highest point since the 2010 launch of the Cataclysm expansion.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, said:
“It’s been a thrill to see players hunting demons, powering up Artifacts, and freely exploring all the new zones in Legion. We worked hard to make this the best World of Warcraft expansion yet, and we look forward to providing players with even more content as Legion’s epic story unfolds in the months ahead.”
Furthermore, Blizzard unveiled new details on the expansion’s upcoming first major content update, Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan, last weekend at PAX West. This patch will feature a reimagined version of one of World of Warcraft’s most popular raids, and players will explore a sprawling five-player Mythic dungeon, facing familiar foes from Karazhan’s past—and encountering plenty of surprises and twists along the way.
The update also features a new set of quests unfolding over multiple weeks in the fallen night elf city of Suramar, as well as a brand-new raid: the Trial of Valor, which sends players deep into the vrykul underworld of Helheim.