World of Warcraft boosts Vivendi sales by over 25% in 2006

Yes, that everlasting behemoth World of Warcraft has once again proven to be most lucrative. This time Vivendi is reporting some good news, news I'm sure the executives are happy about:

Last year, the WoW user base surpassed the 8 million mark. Research firm NPD Group said that the game sold nearly 1 million copies at retail in 2006, making the game, released in November 2004, the biggest seller of the year by a wide margin.

The WoW expansion pack, The Burning Crusade, launched in mid-January this year, selling a total of 2.4 million copies at retail in its first 24 hours of availability across multiple continents.

Aside from WoW, other Vivendi Games products that performed well include Scarface: The World is Yours, Ice Age 2, The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, Eragon and F.E.A.R. for Xbox 360.

Vivendi Games' fourth quarter sales were 326 million euros, up 33 percent year-over-year, driven by WoW and Scarface.

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