3.3 million units sold, player count on par with Cataclysm launch.
Legion, the latest expansion for MMORPG World of Warcraft, has matched the launch-day record sales set by previous expansions with 3.3 million sold, also putting it up there with some of the fastest-selling PC games ever. In addition to this, the launch-week player concurrency climbed to its highest point since the 2010 launch of Cataclysm expansion.
"It's been a thrill to see players hunting demons, powering up Artifacts, and freely exploring all the new zones in Legion," said the CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Morhaime. "We worked hard to make this the best World of Warcraft expansion yet, and we look forward to providing players with even more content as Legion's epic story unfolds in the months ahead."
Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan, an upcoming content update, is set to introduce a reimagined version of one of the MMO's most popular raids. Players can explore a five-player Mythic dungeon facing familiar foes from the history of Karazhan. The patch also looks to introduce a new set of quests in Suramar as well as a new raid called the Trial of Valour, sending players into Helheim.
On Tuesday Blizzard also released the companion app for Legion so players can stay connected to their adventures on the Broken Isles even outside Azeroth. Players can use this to manage their missions and track World Quest availability.