Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime just said that World of Warcraft's subs base is static at 11.5 million users, at the same level it's been since late 2008. Yep: that means it's not going up.
Still. It's maintaining those numbers, which is nothing to sneeze at.
Yeah, collecting a montly fee of $10+ on 10+ million people is nothing to sneeze at! When is wow2 coming?
They're wiping their a**es with $100 bills that's for sure.
what do you think is gonna happen when MMO's like APB and The Old Republic come out? Even with non MMO's like Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, and Bad Company 2? WoW won't die until Blizzard kills it themselves. That much is for certain. But it is looking like WoW has peaked and so far has been able to maintain that peak. But the only other way for it to go is down. Seeing as how they plan to implement premium services to WoW subscribers. It looks like they are going to try everything in their power to offset the losses of people cancelling their accounts. If they get to greedy with the premium services the only thing they will be doing is bleeding themselves out even faster. Risky move on Blizzards part. Probably Kotick's decision. Let's see how great His business decisions play out in the next few years
It's $15 a month and $15 with 11.5 million users = 2 Billion a year in revenue not counting people who pay to change their name, switch servers, change races blah blah. But year, 11.5 million is still mind blowing. I bought WoTLK expansion but never got into it because Icecrown sucked. Burning Crusade was much better and I'm hoping to return for Cataclysm because it sounds amazing.
Not trying to start anything here, but I was under the impression that they lost 5mill subs or so due to the game being banned from China, putting the number around 6mill subs total. True/false? Can anyone explain if they know?
Don't think there will be a Wow 2. I think they will continue to develop their new mmo, and start fresh with that. We'll just have to wait another 5 years to play it, because you know, it is Blizzard who is developing it.
5 years is a bit of an exaggeration, more like 4 and a half years.
4 and a half years is being generous, this is Blizzard remember. I would say 4 years and 8 months.
"It will be ready when its ready."-Their general PR quote. They just announce games a generation in advance :)
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