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Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing?

VentureBeat has estimated sales figures for the just-released Mists of Pandaria expansion for World of Warcraft by way of investment bank Lazard Capital Markets, where they estimate the MMORPG expansion has sold between 600,000 and 700,000 copies at retail since launching this week. This estimate does not include digital sales, but they add that "Lazard analysts believe Pandaria's digital sales won't make up for its poor retail performance." Word is: "Historically, each new World of Warcraft expansion has outsold its predecessors, Lazard said, but sales of Pandaria are down 60 percent from the previous expansion pack, Cataclysm, which has sold 3.3 million units since its launch in December 2010."

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30. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 27, 2012, 23:07 Cutter
 
Prez wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 20:53:
It's only Actiblizz and their monetize everything mantra that keeps this churning out like a factory now.

Normally I find you a tad over-cynical in many respects but I think in this case you absolutely nailed it. Who would have envisioned Blizzard becoming a soul-less passion-less cash factory ten years ago?

Cynical? No. Pragmatic? Yes. That's one of the advantages of being a bartender and historian both. You come to understand human nature really well and you constantly see it repeated over and over again down through history. We all suffer from cognitive dissonance to a degree but mine is much less than most people by virtue of what I do and what I've studied most of my life. I calls 'em the way they are, as it were.
 
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