Wrath of the Lich King sells 2.8 million copies in first 24 hours


As if there was any doubt, Blizzard sold an awful lot of copies of Wrath of the Lich King last week. In fact, it sold more than 2.8 million copies of the game within the first 24 hours of its release. That’s what told us, at least. The previous expansion, The Burning Crusade sold 2.4 million in its first 24 hours.

Ever since then, people have been playing the game non-stop, sometimes to the detriment of their health. I, for example, was able to level my new Death Knight, named Medfresno in honor of washed up comedian Colin Quinn, from level 55 to 65 less than 48 hours total. That’s pretty hardcore (read: pathetic), if I do say so myself.

WotLK makes it hard to play other games I’ve bought recently, like Fable II and the new Call of Duty.