Scott Thorne’s column last weekend covered the news that Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, Wizards of the Coast’s latest Dungeons & Dragons release, was selling impressively (see "Rolling for Initiative – We're Number One!").  Now WotC has announced that the book has broken the ultimate record:  it’s the fastest-selling Dungeons & Dragons release in the game’s 43-year history.

The latest run for D&D started with the launch of D&D 5th Edition in 2014, with the Player’s Handbook topping sales charts at launch (see "'D&D Players Handbook' Tops Amazon Bestseller List").  Momentum has increased since launch, turbocharged by online play, which is now contributing as much as half of all new D&D players (see "'D&D’ Growth Driven by Online Play").