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World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King™ Shatters Day-1 Sales Record

With more than 2.8 million copies sold in its first 24 hours, Blizzard Entertainment®'s second World of Warcraft expansion is now the fastest-selling PC game ever

PARIS, France. -- November 20, 2008 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that World of Warcraft®'s second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King™, has sold more than 2.8 million copies in its first 24 hours of availability*, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time. This eclipses the previous record of nearly 2.4 million copies sold in 24 hours, set in January 2007 by Blizzard's first World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade®. Wrath of the Lich King was simultaneously released in North America, Europe, Chile, Argentina, and Russia on November 13; Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand on November 14; and South Korea and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on November 18.

In celebration of the launch, more than 15,000 stores throughout the world had their doors open at midnight to welcome thousands of expectant players. Several of these locations were attended by Blizzard Entertainment representatives, who met players and signed copies of the game.

"We're grateful for the incredible support that players around the world have continued to show for World of Warcraft," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "Wrath of the Lich King contains some of the best content we've created for the game so far, and we look forward to seeing even more players log in to experience it in the days ahead."

"World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King has surpassed our expectations for the first week of sales and is our fastest selling PC-title to date. We are very happy to play a large part in the amazing launch here in Nordic," said Frank Centomain, merchandising & marketing manager, Gamestop Nordic.

"Media Markt is very happy with the overwhelming attendance of the World of Warcraft players at our midnight openings. Especially for Wrath of the Lich King, 17 out of 26 Media Markt stores opened their doors at midnight," said Joost Christiani, head of marketing, Media Markt. "At Media Markt Rotterdam there were more than 1,200 people who gathered to celebrate the release of the game. At 22:00 the square in front of the store was already completely filled with players."

"World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King surpassed all sales expectations, with 100 Gamestation stores opening at midnight to cater for a high level of demand," said Andrew Thompson, product director, Gamestation UK. "Players queued for hours -- some dressed as characters from the game -- proving that enthusiasm for Blizzard Entertainment’s latest installment is at its highest level to date."

Prior to the launch of Wrath of the Lich King, World of Warcraft's subscriber population had grown to more than 11 million players, further strengthening its position as the world's most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game. More information about the new expansion can be found at the official Wrath of the Lich King website: www.wow-europe.com/wrath.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (eu.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's track record includes ten #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active users.

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Para de falar no wow, cada vez que venho ao FNF vejo sempre um topico do wow dps fico tentado a entrar novamento no vicio :(

Mas eu já disse que agora só volto para o wow quando entrar de ferias e é só durante um mês ^^

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