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'World of Warcraft' Subscriber Base Reaches New Milestone
By Hector Cortez Oct 7, 2010, 23:49 GMT
Blizzard Entertainment announced today that World of Warcraft subscriptions now exceed 12 million worldwide.
Blizzard Entertainment announced today that the subscriber base for World of Warcraft now exceeds 12 million players worldwide.
This milestone was reached in the wake of the mainland Chinese launch of World of Warcraft’s second expansion,Wrath of the Lich King, and also as anticipation grows for the December 7 release of the game's third expansion, Cataclysm.
Since debuting in North America, Australia, and New Zealand on November 23, 2004, World of Warcraft has become the most popular subscription-based MMORPG around the world. It was the bestselling PC game of 2005 and 2006 worldwide and finished behind only World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, the first expansion pack for the game, in 2007. For 2008, the World of Warcraft series represented three of the top five bestselling PC games, with Wrath of the Lich King finishing the year at #1, and in 2009, World of Warcraft titles claimed three of the top six spots.
World of Warcraft is currently available in eight languages and is played in North America, Europe, mainland China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Chile, Argentina, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.