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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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69. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 29, 2012, 05:54 Bopper
 
Bubble has burst and people want something different. That being said, I purchased and am having fun playing my pandaren monk as a casual player but the majority of MMO players have moved onto GW2/real life and/or want something new.

It is still a good, quality expansion but is indeed more of the same. Nothing wrong with that if that's still your thing, but for many people, it just isn't enough anymore. Having come back to WoW from GW2, I immediately noticed the antiquated engine and game mechanics. Will still probably level to max, check out the new content, maybe raid once or twice then move onto something else
 
- Boppa

Playing: Torchlight 2, Civ V, Pikmin 3

Waiting for: Beyond:Two Souls, Watchdogs, EQNext, a GOOD Alien(s) game/movie
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