Ya, asian gamers get to pay less, in China $15 a month might be enough to feed your family. It would be like charging $300 a month here. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Must think of way to foil the system!
Actually, Chinese gamers pay probably more to play WoW than US or European gamers. In China, gamers pay to play WoW hourly, not a fix monthly fee like we do. So if someone plays a lot, he probably pay a lot more than you and I have to pay. They don't have to pay for boxes though.
The9 invested upfront almost 100 million USD to lisense WoW, they now make money more than they know what to do with. Heheh.