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?
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 .