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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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33. Re: 7.7 Million WoW Subs Jul 26, 2013, 22:17 Prez
 
NKD 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.

15 dollars isn't much if it's the only MMO you're paying for. Especially if it eats up your time and keeps you from buying other titles. And not everyone playing, not even the majority, are old school players. Most have only been playing for a couple years and haven't really had the burn out hit yet. WoW has insane churn. When I last played, no one on my friends list from before 2009-2010 or so played anymore.

If you look at these 7.7 million subs as being most people late to the game, it's more understandable as to why they are still playing.

I said it is beyond my comprehension, so why are you trying make me comprehend????
 
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