In news that pretty much surprises precisely nobody, Blizzard
has once again topped the previously-set PC game sales records with the release of their newest World of Warcraft
. Aside from their hefty day-one sales
of 3.3 million copies sold (and that doesn't include Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macau who had their release on the 9th) that we reported earlier
, Cataclysm has now set a second record -- this time for most PC game copies sold in the first month -- with 4.7 million copies in all flying off shelves and into eager hands.
Despite reports that consumer spending on video games is starting to drop off
, World of Warcraft
isn't showing any signs of massive slowdowns anytime soon. Having crossed the 12 million subscribed player mark
last year, and with a slew of new jobs open
to support their current games as well as work on the next generation, things definitely look good for Blizzard.