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29. Re: 7.7 Million WoW Subs Jul 26, 2013, 15:19 BitWraith
NKD wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 14:02:
PropheT wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 13:16:
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 10:37:
BitWraith wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 09:57:
FTP games are chiseling away at WoW. Those 600k over that quarter are a direct result of Rift going FTP. Rift is a quality game, and I doubt it will stop at 600k. WoW needs to look into a new business model.

Somehow i doubt rift gained 600k subs directly from wow.

Have you logged on recently? The game is full even at 2am lately. Not that I'm saying all 600k directly came from WoW, but the influx of people was huge, and they had to come from somewhere.

They may have come from WoW at some point, there are tens of millions of ex-WoW players to choose from, after all, and Rift just went free to play.

I'm guessing most of the people who just joined Rift haven't played WoW in years.

Maybe. But, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to put together:

1. Huge increase in Rift Players.

2. Large decrease in WoW subscribers.

FTP games are successful. WoW is trending downwards. Blizzard is run by smart people, they are talking about this, I promise you.
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