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Wow: Cataclysm sunders 3.3 million in 24 hours

Third expansion to 12-million-subscriber-strong World of Warcraft sets new PC sales record with triple-platinum opening-day performance.

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Deathwing's opposition stands at more than 3.3 million. GameSpot

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade set PC sales records upon its release in January 2007, selling 2.4 million units worldwide in 24 hours. In November 2008, Blizzard Entertainment trumped its own high-water mark, when Wrath of the Lich King sold 2.8 million units in a single day.

With the third expansion to its 12 million-subscriber-strong massively multiplayer online role-playing game on store shelves last week, Blizzard has confirmed that the streak has continued. Today, the Activision sister company announced that World of Warcraft: Cataclysm sold through more than 3.3 million units worldwide within 24 hours of release. Blizzard notes that this sales pace earns Cataclysm the title of "fastest-selling PC game of all time."

Read more of "Cataclysm sunders 3.3 million in 24 hours" at GameSpot.