Even though WoW has more than 15 years under its belt, the online role-playing game from Blizzard continues to be one of the most successful PC games month after month. On the one hand, we see this every four weeks in the revenue analysts from SuperData (here is the report from October 2020

). On the other hand, the last quarterly reports from Activision Blizzard also showed that an enormous number of players continue to cavort in Azeroth, of course also thanks to WoW Classic.

Read more: Most active WoW players at the end of an expansion for 10 years.

In the last report we could also read that Shadowlands has already sold like hot cakes before the launch. Now, thanks to a press release from Activision Blizzard, there are even concrete figures, and they are impressive! Over 3.7 million units of Shadowlands were sold at launch (the previous record holder was Diablo 3 with 3.5 million units sold). According to internal Activision data and reports from key distributors, no other PC game has ever sold so many units at launch. According to the report, the developers can also look forward to further successes:

  • Towards the end of the BfA era, WoW (buy now €14.99 ) recorded the largest number of active players or monthly subscribers in a decade, if only for the final "idle" phases of an expansion. And what about ten years ago? The final phase of Wrath of the Lich King.
  • Last year, players spent more time in Azeroth than any other year in the last decade.
  • Compared to last year, the amount of time players spent in Azeroth nearly doubled in 2020.

We're already eagerly awaiting SuperData's November/December analysis. How much time have you spent in Azeroth in the last few months? Are you a returnee or a newcomer? Tell us in the comments!

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