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WoW: Cataclysm first month sales top 4.7 million

Blizzard says online title has set a new record for monthly PC game sales

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm sold over 4.7 million copies in its first month of availability, setting a new record for monthly PC game sales, according to Activision Blizzard's "internal company records and reports from key distribution partners".

The MMORPG launched on December 7 and went on to sell more than 3.3 million copies in its first 24 hours.

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"We created thousands of new quests, introduced new lands to explore, and extensively revamped the game world for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, making it our biggest and most ambitious expansion yet," said Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime.

"We've been floored by the community's response so far, and we'd like to thank them for their continued passion and support for World of Warcraft, and for helping Cataclysm reach this incredible milestone."

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