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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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9. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 27, 2012, 20:42 The Half Elf
 
RE-READ IT. Sales of MoP are down 60% from the PREVIOUS expansion Cata, not from the total subscriber base.

Now all we need is Activision to make a Super Smash Brother's game with all the Blizzard characters...
 
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8. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 27, 2012, 20:41 jdreyer
 
Dades wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 20:24:
I am shocked that the kung fu pandas expansion did not get the fan base excited enough to buy a copy, shocked!

Yeah, I mean KFP I & II are pretty good movies, but they don't really seem to me to cater to the WoW crowd. Certainly not enough to base a franchise on. And I'm not sure it's enough to build an MMO on. When I first heard about the expansion, I was really kind of shocked, as it just seemed out of place compared to the original and the previous two expansions.
 
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7. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 27, 2012, 20:32 Muscular Beaver
 
Wait, wait, wait...
3.3 million copies only? I thought they still have 10 million subscribers? So it really is true that most of those are either gold bot accounts or accounts that are still subbed but arent played anymore.
 
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6. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 27, 2012, 20:31 pagb
 
Well, there were also a million of digital copies from the annual pass... and probably another 600-700k from digital sales at worst. Hardly a failure if you ask me.

EDIT: Anyway, i bought it, it feels lackluster, but reuniting with long time guild mates and having some laughs makes it worth it. It's time for Blizz to pull Titan out
 
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5. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 27, 2012, 20:28 Fibrocyte
 
Meh, I purchased it since I own all the other xpacks. My wife likes WoW so we re-subbed to try MoP.

Honestly, it feels lack luster to both of us. It could be the xpack or it could be we're just done with WoW once and for all.
 
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4. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 27, 2012, 20:27 Beelzebud
 
Breaking News: People get tired of playing the same game after nearly a decade.  
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3. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 27, 2012, 20:25 Prez
 
It's all relative; 700k retail plus unknown number of digital sales hardly sounds like a failure, but it is definitely a huge step down from previous expansions' lofty heights. Apologies to fans of the genre, but for me Wow and the MMORPG genre can't die fast enough.  
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2. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 27, 2012, 20:24 Dades
 
I am shocked that the kung fu pandas expansion did not get the fan base excited enough to buy a copy, shocked!  
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1. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 27, 2012, 20:15 jacobvandy
 
Ya don't say?  
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