9.3 million active, paying players worldwide and the counter is still ticking in the right direction for Blizzards blockbuster World of Warcraft. In first place in sales top the expansion Burning Crusade,wow gold,which in true hype-spirit rang in the new year with long lines at retailers in the country at noon, the night of 16 January. In second place the game World of Warcraft.
How many people play WoW in Sweden, there are no exact official figures. Dealers policy does not allow it, but Tom Lindgren at Vivendi gives a telling picture of the Swedish population in the Warcraft world by artificially inserting it as a town in Swedens latest population estimate.
- Uppsala is Swedens fourth largest city with 128 000 inhabitants. If the Swedish players in World of Warcraft was a society would go on Uppsala by far, he says.
Camilla Anger, president of Vivendi Games Nordic AB is of course thrilled at the continuing success.
- 2007 was a fantastic year for World of Warcraft, a sales success that we are extremely proud. We bow before all the fans who bought the game, and thank the dealer and our partners for their efforts. They have done a magnificent job with the game, she said in a statement.
The second phenomenon on the list are what with the new quiz and music games is known as social gaming. Karaoke Entertainment Singstar, and more specifically Swedish hits schlager, ranked number three and the previous hitplattan Swedish hits fifth on the list. These titles have now been on 20-of-state for more than an incredible 120 weeks and to the console that refuses to die, a Playstation 2.
- Sony realized that the Playstation one disappeared too quickly and now has a deliberate strategy to maintain the customers who do not want to hand over 4000 dollars on a new console, with new games, said Martin Lindell on Games Industry, the organization that every week and year compiles charts in Sweden.
Only two of ten titles on the list is the next generation consoles,wow gold,the game in the press acclaimed Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii and Halo 3 for Xbox 360.