Blizzard's latest release, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, sold 3.7 million copies worldwide on its opening day of release, surpassing any other PC game in history, according to Activision.
The former record-holder was Diablo 3, which sold more than 3.5 million units worldwide on its first day. In November, the studio behind Shadowlands had proclaimed that the WoW expansion had more pre-orders than any other to date. Activision also said that player participation in World of Warcraft reached its highest levels in a decade with the launch. In the months leading up to the expansion's launch and in the time since launch, the game reached and maintained its highest number of players with monthly or longer-term subscriptions of any WoW expansion in the last decade, worldwide. Shadowlands, the eighth expansion to the MMORPG, was released on November 23.