Blizzard: World of Warcraft loses a million subscribers


Activision Blizzard’s World of Warcraft once lorded it over the MMORPG market. The once king of the hill has seen a huge decline in their subscribers over the recent months due to the release of Diablo III and other games.

Still, World of Warcraft, otherwise known as WoW, still has a handful of loyal gamers that stick to the game.

Unfortunately, according to, the fabled game has lost about a million subscribers. WoW subscribers dropped from 10.2 million to 9.1 million this quarter.

Activision Blizzard announced the loss during their second-quarter earnings report. They said that earnings dropped to $185 million 45% down from the same period of 2011.

But the future still looks bright for the franchise as the company is set to release their latest expansion pack this September. The new pack – entitled Mists Of Pandaria – would hopefully regain the lost shimmer in WoW’s armor.

Despite of the subscriber loss, Activision Blizzard says that World of Warcraft is still the number one subscription based MMO game in the world. Compared to rival Star Wars: The Old Republic, WoW’s fortunes still look good. EA’s game is set to go free-to-play some time in the near future.

Are you looking forward to the latest expansion game by World of Warcraft?

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