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WoW Expansion Sells 2.4 Million, New MMOG Planned 161

Posted by Zonk
from the that-is-a-lot-of-nerds dept.
Computer and Videogames is reporting that 2.4 Million copies of Burning Crusade were sold on the first day of retail sales. Those numbers are just for North American and the EU, too, which totally discounts any sales the box may have had in Asian markets. Even without our eastern brethren, that number pretty much destroys every other launch-day sales number for a PC game. Meanwhile, the same gent that teased us with the next StarCraft game has tossed out this bone as well: Blizzard's next MMOG 'won't be another WoW'. From the article: "'When we announce our next MMORPG it's not going to be another WOW--we're not a company that tends to tread the same ground,' he told British film magazine Empire. 'It'll be something innovative and new that really brings entertainment to another level.' American Blizzard reps declined to expand on Bassat's comments, although the fact that the company began hiring real-time strategy developers last summer might offer a clue." So ... another Blizzard MMOG. Huh.
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WoW Expansion Sells 2.4 Million, New MMOG Planned

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  • Innovative (Score:5, Funny)

    by 0racle (667029) on Tuesday January 23, 2007 @01:28PM (#17725340)
    "'When we announce our next MMORPG it's not going to be another WOW--we're not a company that tends to tread the same ground,' he told British film magazine Empire. 'It'll be something innovative and new that really brings entertainment to another level.'
    Innovative. Not like when they released Warcraft 2 then 3 then a MMO based on Warcraft. It will be new, innovative just like the last time they got innovative.

    It will be Universe of Starcraft. New and innovative, never been done before.
  • by Cyraan (840132) on Tuesday January 23, 2007 @01:28PM (#17725342)
    At least you've admitted it, thats the first step.
  • by fishybell (516991) <fishybell.hotmail@com> on Tuesday January 23, 2007 @01:30PM (#17725384) Homepage Journal
    You're missing the real innovation: One company taking in vast amounts of money from two MMO games. It's brilliant!
  • by RyanFenton (230700) on Tuesday January 23, 2007 @01:43PM (#17725604)
    Currently Embargoed Press Release for late 2007:

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    New from Blizzard! Starcraft Idol!

    Primp your Protoss! Fire up your firebat's singing voice! Practice your zerglings' choreography! It'll all be worth it when your peers decide who is the new...

    STARCRAFT IDOL!

    Tired of resolving ancient animosities, genetic imperatives, and vital resource conflicts through a bloody battlefield? Change those horrific screams to cheers of joy, as the new name of the game is style! Choose from over 40 dance moves, 15 voice styles, and 5 sets of 'attitudes' to make your perfect performance. Win contests, and earn accessories. Learn crafting skills and dress to impress! You'll be amazed what a little makeup and elbow-grease will do for an ultralisk.

    Bring out the beautiful alien in you!

    ----------------

    You *don't* want to see the screenshots.

    Ryan Fenton
  • Yeah... (Score:2, Funny)

    by j0nkatz (315168) <anonNO@SPAMmemphisgeek.com> on Tuesday January 23, 2007 @01:43PM (#17725618) Homepage

    Those numbers are just for North American and the EU, too, which totally discounts any sales the box may have had in Asian markets. Even without our eastern brethren, that number pretty much destroys every other launch-day sales number for a PC game.
    Yeah can't leave out the Asians. How else am I supposed to buy my in-game gold?
  • by fyrie (604735) on Tuesday January 23, 2007 @01:58PM (#17725878)
    They turned a RTS into a MMORPG, so why not take an RPG and turn it into a MMORTS?
  • by eht (8912) on Tuesday January 23, 2007 @03:29PM (#17727358)
    He truly does know absolutely nothing about Burning Crusade, not even the price, as the MSRP on it is $40 ($39.99).

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