VGW's Jen Bosier: Once boasting nearly 12 million subscribers, Blizzard now reports they have a mere 11.4 million subscribers, a loss of roughly 5%. While this certainly carries a significant dollar value to it, should we really be surprised at this drop in a game that is nearly seven years old? Oh yes, World of Warcraft launched in November, 2004. That it is still continuing to thrive as well as it does it testament to the craftsmanship and ingenuity of the Blizzard team.
But maybe this is a sign that gamers are ready for a change. A real change.