World of Warcraft drops 1.3 million subscribers
But still has 8.3 million subs, so, yeah
Offering a status update on World of Warcraft during an earnings report, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick revealed that the popular MMORPG lost 1.3 million subscribers during the quarter -- "mainly from the East, but in the West as well" -- pushing the player base down to 8.3 million paying members as of March 31, 2013.
Amazing to think that WoW originally released in 2004 and despite the rise of free-to-play gaming, hasn't needed to give in to that business model yet. As a result of the decline, Blizzard plans to put out more frequent content updates and make it easier for those who have stopped playing to transition back into the game. Setup email comments
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