Posted on January 28, 2014, Ron Whitaker World of Warcraft Has More Than 100 Million Lifetime Players
World of Warcraft, Blizzard’s flagship MMO, has passed a major milestone, having garnered over 100 million players since it launched on Nov. 23, 2004.
Blizzard is showing off some of the ridiculous numbers that World of Warcraft has produced in the nine years since it launched. While the infographic contains a wealth of interesting information, the biggest number is right at the top – WoW has now been the digital home to over 100 million players in its lifetime. According to Blizzard’s info, that’s twice the population of South Korea.
Even though WoW has lost a huge number of subscribers, dropping from a high of 12 million in 2010 all the way to 7.6 million in November 2013, the game still has more players than any other MMO. Blizzard is obviously hoping to regain some of these subscribers with the expansion they announced at Blizzcon, Warlords of Draenor.
Some other interesting stats from the graphic:
- WoW’s in-game text is longer than 12 copies of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
- 52 percent of players play Alliance, with only 47 percent playing Horde. The missing 1 percent is undecided Pandaren.
- There are 2.8 million daily trades in the Auction House.
- Over 900,000 PvE instances are run every day.
Check out the full infographic on Blizzard’s World of Warcraft blog.