World of Warcraft Loses 600K Players


In the last four months time World of Warcraft‘s subscriber base has slowly been dropping. The giant MMORPG has lost around 600,000 players in this time frame, leaving the game at 7.7 million players, still a massive number for an old game.

This year has not been kind to World of Warcraft. In February the MMO boasted numbers reaching 9.6 million, in March those numbers dropped to 8.3 million, now it is July and even more have abandoned ship.

The recent, September 2012, release of the fourth expansion pack, Mists of Pandaria, could be a partial cause to these numbers. The expansion sold 2.7 million copies in its first week, not a bad number overall. But the previous expansion pack, Cataclysm, sold 3.3 million within its first 24 hours. Both of these were released digitally and in retail stores.

World of Warcraft continues to be one of the biggest MMORPG’s out there at the moment and Activision and Blizzard don’t see that changing any time soon.

World of Warcraft is available in North America, Europe, and Asia, and requires a monthly subscription to play.

Source: Activision Blizzard