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WoW Subscriptions Down 5% Since 10/10

During the post-earnings conference call where Activision Blizzard unveiled Diablo III beta plans, there was also discussion of World of Warcraft subscription levels, noted by Kotaku. Word is the MMORPG, which was announced to have more than 12 million subscribers in October 2010, currently "only" has 11.4 million subscribers, which, after several hours of number crunching, the computer bank in the BlueTower says is a five percent drop off. Gamasutra notes that Blizzard president Michael Morhaime spoke of addressing this: "We need to be faster at delivering content to players," he says. "And so that's one of the reasons that we're looking to decrease the amount of time in-between expansions."

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23. Re: WoW Subscriptions Down 5% Since 10/10 May 10, 2011, 08:33 Kajetan
 
NKD wrote on May 10, 2011, 06:58:
Ultimately it was only a matter of time. No MMO can maintain an upwards subscription rate forever, least of all one with as many subscribers as WoW.
I agree. And even if WoW has finally peaked, it's still THE biggest subscription MMO there is. No other game is being even close in terms of active players and money flow. Blizzards "suffers" on a very, very high level. Heck, the competition would be glad if they had problems like this.

And haters are gonna hate, no matter what
 
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