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World Of Warcraft Hits 10 Million Subscribers

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that World of Warcraft has recently passed 10 million subscribers worldwide since its launch on November 23, 2004. According to Blizzard, WoW now hosts more than 2 million subscribers in Europe, more than 2.5 million in North America, and approximately 5.5 million in Asia.

Blizzard adds that the first WoW expansion, The Burning Crusade, was the best-selling PC game of 2007 in North America and Europe, and holds the record for fastest-selling PC game of all time, selling nearly 2.4 million copies in its first 24 hours and approximately 3.5 million in its first month. The also company recently announced it is developing its second expansion, Wrath of the Lich Ling.

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CRIMS0N_W0LF3496d ago

World Of Warcraft Hits 10 Million Souls taken.

gta_cb3496d ago

should be "Wrath of the Lich King" lol

Charmers3496d ago

They will never take me alive dammit. Seriously though I really don't understand why all this beardy wierdy goblins and elfs has caught on. But then again that kind of stuff bores me to death.

Panthers3496d ago

I like WC3 but I dont think I will ever pay monthly to play a game. Besides, its a totally different game.

Synex3496d ago

it has caught on becuase it appeals to a bigger audience than previous MMOs have. You no longer need to wait 5 hours to find a group to do things. Also, it's a simple design, fun gameplay and addicting.

VirusE3496d ago

I didnt get it either but then last week i downloaded the free 10 day trial. At first i didnt think it was so fun but strangely i kept playing. I am on week 2 now (level 21 mage) and it is all i can think about. The gfx or meh, the story is meh and it takes 10 years to do anything yet all i want to do is play it. It defies all logic.

ParaDise_LosT3496d ago

is single handedly keeping PC gaming alive...

Droynas3496d ago

haha sooooo true !!!!!!

ElfShotTheFood3496d ago

The creators of Half-Life, The Sims, and Quake would like to have a word with you.

Synex3496d ago

Quake and that style of gameplay seems to be slowly dieing out, and with Half-life it really isn't all that great anymore there are much better things to be played on consoles such as Halo 3 and COD4 (I'm a Sony fan believe it or not) and I haven't heard much about The Sims lately. They need a new Sim City game..man were those fun.

kydrice3496d ago

The creators of Half-Life. Quake etc. Has no say in Blizzard's business because there probably aren't even 10 million copies of their games out ( I could be wrong ) but even if there are 10 million copies of their game out people aren't paying them $15 a month to play them. Blizzard is raking in more money in a month than they are pumping out one game every 2-3 years. Before WoW, EQ1 was the best MMO of the time and they didn't even hit 1 million subscribers.

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JeepGamer3496d ago

Is that 10 million active subscriptions or 10 million accounts both active and inactive?

Rooted_Dust3496d ago

I believe it counts all subscriptions ever created.

kydrice3496d ago

WoW now hosts more than 2 million subscribers in Europe, more than 2.5 million in North America, and approximately 5.5 million in Asia.

Active only why would they count inactive?

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heyheyhey3496d ago

dude its "news 4 gamers" not "news 4 diseases" you might want to try a different site

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