Posted on October 7, 2010, Ron Whitaker World of Warcraft Now Has 12 Million Subscribers
Back in February, Blizzard announced their Q4 financial report. In that report, they listed the number of World of Warcraft subscribers at 11.5 million.
Apparently, things have been going well for Blizzard since then. They’ve just announced that WoW now has 12 million subscribers.
Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime said,
The support and enthusiasm that gamers across the world continue to show for World of Warcraft reaffirms our belief that it offers one of the best entertainment values available today. We are as committed as ever to taking the game to new heights, and we look forward to demonstrating that with Cataclysm in December.
It’s not unusual for Blizzard’s numbers to spike like this, especially in light of the announcement of Cataclysm’s December 7 launch date. Many players who have left WoW often return for the expansions. These folks will normally re-up their subscriptions a couple of months prior to the expansion’s release so they can get back into the ‘groove.’
Regardless, 12 million subscribers is still a lot of people paying their monthly subscriptions, and it’s more evidence that WoW remains on top of the MMO market and isn’t going away anytime soon.
If you’re in for Cataclysm, have you picked up your Collector’s Edition pre-order yet?