Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: World of Warcraft European sales rocket!

  1. #1
    No more Mr Nice Guy. Nick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    10,021
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    316 times in 141 posts

    World of Warcraft European sales rocket!

    It seems that us gamers this side of the Atlantic are biger fans of all things fantastical than our American cousins.

    Sales of WoW, Blizzard's MMORPG, have exceeded even Blizzard's wildest expectations.... even passing the number of units shifted in the States!

    Last week, we welcomed a whole new continent to the World of Warcraft, and by all accounts, the game was an absolute success from day one. In just its first day of release, throngs of fans lined up in stores throughout Europe to purchase an estimated 280,000 copies of the game, a number that far exceeded what other experts estimated as the overall size of the European MMORPG market. As World of Warcraft's launch proved, those estimates were clearly too low. By the end of the weekend, the number of World of Warcraft players only grew, with over 380,000 copies sold in its first weekend. By this first weekend, peak concurrency had hit over 180,000 players. We're thrilled that our neighbors in Europe are enjoying the game as much as we are, and are excited at the successful launch of World of Warcraft in just its first weekend.
    Here's hoping that the massive response doesn't cause the same server problems the game had in America.

    They should've known it was going to be so popular, after all, HEXUS has it's own thriving WoW community, right here !
    Quote Originally Posted by Dareos View Post
    "OH OOOOHH oOOHHHHHHHOOHHHHHHH FILL ME WITH YOUR.... eeww not the stuff from the lab"

  2. #2
    HEXUS.social member Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    ::1
    Posts
    8,530
    Thanks
    363
    Thanked
    261 times in 167 posts
    • Allen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE
      • CPU:
      • Intel® Core™ i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 2x8GB
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 960 PRO + 512GB Samsung 960 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
      • PSU:
      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Node 804
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" BenQ XL2730Z + 23" Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mbps
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick
    Here's hoping that the massive response doesn't cause the same server problems the game had in America.
    It has! The first day the signup servers went down from early afternoon to late evening and they have been on and off since then. We're getting random server crashes in game (last night Arathor was like a yo-yo!), and servers are reaching their individual maximum limit very quickly and queues are forming (mainly PvP servers though).

    All in all, you can't fault Blizzard for what is an absolute cracker of a game in every way. But, you can fault them on their lack of ability to see they would have these problems.

  3. #3
    TiG
    TiG is offline
    Walk a mile in other peoples shoes...
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Questioning it all
    Posts
    6,213
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked
    48 times in 43 posts
    I'd love to know what they are running these systems on...

    TiG
    -- Hexus Meets Rock! --

  4. #4
    HEXUS.timelord. Zak33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    I'm a Jessie
    Posts
    34,419
    Thanks
    2,710
    Thanked
    2,816 times in 1,732 posts
    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy
    /\ they brought my old Celeron 366 @550 with 256 ram to run the servers.

    Are they having trouble? ....worked for me in Q2 no worries. Amateurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

  5. #5
    Illegal Alien wedge22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    1,947
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • wedge22's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS H87i PLUS
      • CPU:
      • 4770k
      • Memory:
      • 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3
      • Storage:
      • OCZ 240GB SSD and Seagate 3TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • PNY GTX 780 OC
      • PSU:
      • Silverstone SFX 450G
      • Case:
      • Fractal Node 304
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1
      • Monitor(s):
      • Yamakasi 27" IPS and 1080p 100" Projector
      • Internet:
      • 50MB
    I too would love to konw what they are using for their servers, they must be pretty amazing, I remember that they had to update the US ones pretty quickly.
    Main Rig: i2600k@4.3Ghz/ASUS P8P67 PRO/MSi GTX580/16GB Mushkin/HAF X/Noctua NH-D14

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    594
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    11 times in 10 posts
    Well I wish they would upgrade my one (Burning Legion), I have to wait about 20-30mins during the week to log in and 80mins at the weekend

  7. #7
    HEXUS.social member Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    ::1
    Posts
    8,530
    Thanks
    363
    Thanked
    261 times in 167 posts
    • Allen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE
      • CPU:
      • Intel® Core™ i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 2x8GB
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 960 PRO + 512GB Samsung 960 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
      • PSU:
      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Node 804
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" BenQ XL2730Z + 23" Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mbps
    Quote Originally Posted by Defiant
    Well I wish they would upgrade my one (Burning Legion), I have to wait about 20-30mins during the week to log in and 80mins at the weekend
    Ouch! Come and join us on Arathor then, no waiting times there!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 178
    Last Post: 18-02-2005, 09:01 PM
  2. World of Warcraft Sub Forum
    By LWA in forum HEXUS Suggestions
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 10-02-2005, 04:42 PM
  3. World of Warcraft European Final Beta
    By LWA in forum Gaming
    Replies: 60
    Last Post: 05-12-2004, 08:12 PM
  4. World of Warcraft Gaming Zone Sub Forum
    By LWA in forum HEXUS Suggestions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-12-2004, 11:07 PM
  5. Replies: 18
    Last Post: 24-06-2004, 10:46 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •