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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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62. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 28, 2012, 15:25 briktal
 
MattyC wrote on Sep 28, 2012, 14:19:
What is the point in counting sales but ignoring digital? Did they just do this so they could name drop Blizzard/WoW and get some page views? Other than people getting collector's edition copies why would anyone not get the digital download? I would imagine the vast majority of MoP sales were digital.

I think the main issue is that they don't have any digital numbers, but news about sales number of big games are a thing.
 
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