Saturday, September 6, 2014
World of Warcraft’s subscriber base hits new low

World of Warcraft’s subscriber base hits new low

Activision Blizzard announced World of Warcraft currently has 7.7 million subscribers, lower by 600.000 than last quarter’s 8.3 million people. Three months were enough to lose another 600.000 subscribers, having the game hit its lowest numbers since before the launch of the first expansion, The Burning Crusade, back in 2007.

With the release of Mists of Pandaria, the game boasted 10 million subscribers, and at its peak (a month post release) it boasted 12 million subscribers.

While 7.7 million subscribers are in no way a small number, it seems Blizzard’s MMO is bleeding people. Their next big MMO project is something we’ve heard nothing of, and while the company is trying to bring people back by adding an in-game store, people are looking away, possibly to find their new venture. What are your views on this?

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  • L0gicalGamer

    I first bought the WoW Battlechest years ago, and played for a straight addictive month. But after my free month of gametime was up I stopped playing. A few years later, I returned with a friend (Using the Recruit-A-Friend feature) and played for another straight month. Now I’ve stopped again… Not sure how many other WoW players are like me, but I can only play for so long without getting burnt out and quitting for a long period of time. Still an epic, great game though.