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Blizzard Sells 600k Units of WoW
1:32 PM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Not that Blizzard needs to notify folks of the success of World of Warcraft, but for those few folks who may still be doubting, a recent press release notes that WoW has sold more than 600,000 units across North America, New Zealand, and Australia. This number comes as the new record in North America, with over 200,000 simultaneous players being on during the holidays.

"The publicís response to World of Warcraft has been simply amazing," said Mike Morhaime, president of Blizzard Entertainment. "We are very proud and excited to see such an overwhelming demand for the game, and we hope that the enthusiasm continues to build as we further enhance our online service."
The PR adds that, in keeping with the growth of WoW, new features are on the way, including PvP Battlegrounds and a PvP reward system.

In related news, Eurogamer.net has released an interview with Producer Shane Dabiri regarding WoW. While general questions are addressed, European-specific questions are also discussed, including the benefits of beta-testing:

The public beta test in Europe has the same benefits as the one we conducted in North America. We get feedback from testers who can fine-tune the game. And it also lets us tailor the game for the European market, gauge their reception to the game and to ensure that our infrastructure can support a large-scale MMO roll-out in Europe.
Other topics discussed include solutions for European and U.S. players to play on the same servers, and incentives for advanced players to keep playing the game.

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