World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Shatters Record for Fastest-Selling PC Game Ever

Maximum PC Staff

Azeroth may be in shambles, but we're happy to report that the real-world natural order has been preserved. Which is to say that a new World of Warcraft expansion came out, and people bought it. How many people? All the people.

Within its first 24 hours on shelves, Cataclysm ravaged 3.3 million PCs, soundly trouncing former record-holder -- and previous link in the aforementioned Natural Order -- Wrath of The Lich King's 2.8 million. According to Blizzard , that makes Cataclysm the “fastest-selling PC game of all time.”

So then, that's all for this year, folks. See you next WoW expansion or – God forbid – when another game series shatters the record and, with it, the very fabric of reality .

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