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7.7 Million WoW Subs

A note in the announcement of Activision Blizzard's stock buyback from Vivendi offers the latest subscriber numbers for World of Warcraft. The last census for the game put the playerbase at 8.3 million, and word is they have lost about 600K of them since then: "Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft® remained the world’s #1 subscription-based MMORPG, ending the quarter with approximately 7.7 million subscribers."

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26. Re: 7.7 Million WoW Subs Jul 26, 2013, 14:20 Agent.X7
 
LittleMe wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 11:13:
Prez wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 10:42:
That's ridiculously high for a game that old. Why anyone in the world would STILL be willing to pay 15 bucks a month to play this is simply beyond my comprehension.

This. Old games aren't worth as much.


Up until a couple of years ago people were still paying to play the original Everquest. We're talking over decade of subs. I really don't see AB giving up the sub fees if they don't have to, and they don't.

I just can't force myself to finish Pandaria. It took me months to even start it, and then I couldn't be bothered to play for more than a month. Rift is fun once in a while, and GW2 sucks up a lot of my MMO time. I'm not really into any other MMOs on the horizon until EQNExt. (Just because I beta'd the original EQ, played EQII, and am curious to see what they will do.)
 
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