Verno wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 16:08: Wait what? Where are you getting the 10k players thing from? I'm totally with you that it experienced a huge drop off (most games do naturally but Blizzard games pedigree was longevity and value) but that seems dubious. Is it that old XFire source? It's a good indicator but a poor value to use as an actual statistic.
Even that Xfire stat started at 130k and went down to 40k, so his "10k" is heavily flawed. If you extrapolate that out it would still be 2 million or so.
If you look at Xfire's WoW count, it's about twice it's D3 count. So that would say about 5 million.
Reality is we don't know, but we can guarantee it's over 10k.