The profits behind 10 million World of Warcraft subscribers

Dan Nicolae Alexa, from
"OK, now let's do some simple calculi: if all those 10 million subscribers were to pay the regular $14.99 month-to-month fee, then Blizzard would fill its pockets with almost $150 million every single month ($149 million to be exact, but of course there are people who pay for 3 or 6 months in advance). For the company that also brought usStarCraft and Diablo that means a revenue-target of more than $1.7 billion ($1,798,900,000) for FY 2008, if (and that's a BIG "if"...) they manage to keep ONLY 10 million subscribers for the 11 months left."

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Mr_Kuwabara4657d ago

The image explains it all...

Genki4657d ago

you couldn't have picked a better one.

Damn, I wish I was getting a piece of that.

TruthBTold4657d ago

daaaaammmmm, just on a freaking game, man I wish I would have bought some stock

Keyser4657d ago

I wonder what the infrastructure costs are, how much to keep the game up and running, servicing, adding new content costs. I guess I want to know how much of it is profit.

gnothe14657d ago

but you guys complain about 50 dollars for 1 YEAR of XBL, an people pay 15 a MONTH for 1 GAME, now how crazy is that!!

50 for 12 months XBL
180 for 12 months W O W