Welcome to this week’s installment of Over/Under, where you, the GAMEBREAKER fans, get to show off your prognostic powers and see if you can outguess the staff or even the people who make games themselves!
The rules are simple: we’ll offer you a quantifiable number, or perhaps a date, and ask you to predict whether the answer will be over or under our stated value.
Then, when we know the answer — typically within a few weeks or months — we’ll make a post to let you know how you did!
Today’s question is:
How many copies will Mists of Pandaria sell in its first 24 hours?
It’s been a tradition for Blizzard to announce their sales figures after an expansion’s been out for one day. For Burning Crusade, the number was 2.4 million; for Wrath of the Lich King, 2.8 million; and for Cataclysm, 3.3 million.
So what kind of numbers will Mists of Pandaria pull? Will it be more successful than its predecessors and set new records? Or will the overall dip in worldwide players negatively impact sales? Whatever it is, we’re betting Blizzard will find a way to brag about it.
Our Over/Under target is 3 million.
- If you think MoP will sell 3 million or more copies in its first 24 hours, post OVER in a comment below.
- If you think MoP will sell fewer than 3 million copies in its first 24 hours, post UNDER in a comment below.
We’ll check back with you shortly after the expansion releases on Sept. 25 to see how you did. And none of this “I’m going to pick ‘OVER’ and then buy a million copies to rig the voting” garbage, OK? Let’s keep it fair.