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Activision Blizzard Financial: WoW Subs Drop to 9.1M

Activision Blizzard's Quarterly Financial Results beat analyst projections due to strong performance of the new installments in the Diablo and Skylanders series. The company is raising its outlook for the full year, in spite of word that World of Warcraft has shed another 1.1 million subscribers since their last report, leaving the MMORPG with only about nine million more paying subscribers than the typical such game: "Second-quarter sales, excluding changes in deferred revenue, rose 51 percent to $1.05 billion and beat the $837 million average of 19 analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Total revenue fell 6.2 percent to $1.08 billion. The company’s “World of Warcraft” multiplayer online game lost 1.1 million subscribers in the period, finishing at 9.1 million."

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13. Re: Activision Blizzard Financial: WoW Subs Drop to 9.1M Aug 2, 2012, 22:35 NKD
 
nin wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 22:31:
Viper114 wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 22:09:
And you know what? They're going to get probably 1 Million+ people back once MoP releases. This is just the natural cycle of WoW. People are bored of end-game Cataclysm and gave up, but are going to jump right back in with MoP and go through it in the same way. Then end-game MoP will be boring, many will unsub and then EXP #5 releases and they sub back in.

Circle of MMO life.


Pretty much that, exactly.


Yup. The biggest fall offs are usually right before an expansion as people take a couple months off to go try and lose their virginity or make a buddy cop movie. Then once the expansion releases, they come back, along with a good percentage of everyone else who quit in the last year.

I very rarely play the last 6 months of an expansion cycle. By that point I'm bored beyond belief because none of my friends are arounds. But when an expansion comes out, most of them are back and it's fun again.

I've always played an MMO for the people first.
 
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If you don't like where gaming is heading, stop giving your money to the people who are taking it in that direction.
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