While many have been keen to point out the continued decline of Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft subscriber numbers, there's some good news for the company today: the latest expansion has given the game a boost past the 10 million subscriber mark. Back in August Blizzard revealed that its paid subscriber numbers had fallen to 9.1 million.
"It’s been gratifying to see the results of all of the work we put into this expansion and to hear all of the positive feedback from players so far," Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said.
Blizzard also announced that around 2.7 million copies of the expansion were sold in its first week of release between September 25 and October 2. Those numbers do not include sales in China either, so they are probably a lot higher than what has initially been reported.
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria adds the Pandaren race, the new land of Pandaria, and a higher level cap of 90.