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WoW reaches another subscriber milestone

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that its hugely successful World of Warcraft MMORPG title has surpassed another historic milestone for subscribers. The new high was reached shortly after the launch of the second expansion pack for WoW called Wrath of the Lich King.

WoW now counts 11.5 million subscribers worldwide. DailyTech reported in late October that WoW had reached the 11 million subscriber mark. The huge success of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack boosted the subscribers to the game by half a million in slightly more than a month.

Wrath of the Lich King set an all time 24 hour sales record for PC video games, besting the previous top selling PC title for the same time period -- the first WoW expansion pack. Blizzard says the expansion pack has now sold over 4 million copies after moving 2.8 million the first 24-hours it was available.

CEO and cofounder of Blizzard, Mike Morhaime said in a statement, "We’re pleased to welcome the new and returning players who have helped World of Warcraft reach these new milestones, and we appreciate the enthusiasm and support that the game’s global community has continued to show. We look forward to providing all of them with an excellent entertainment experience for a long time to come."

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RE: and the world...
By amanojaku on 12/23/2008 4:42:33 PM , Rating: 2
Ouch, don't be so negative! Why don't we just accept the fact that some people like WoW, others don't, and the rest of us are AFKTTGL (away from keyboard trying to get laid?)

RE: and the world...
By Myg on 12/24/2008 10:47:11 AM , Rating: 2
WOW is a plague on the gaming community, it completely eroded any "Social" foundations that were being built up by the gaming community through LANs and friendly meets.

Why play with a group of the local lads when you can experience a whole world of weird people online and feel like your acheiving something while your at it...

Lack of human interaction == disaster

RE: and the world...
By Reclaimer77 on 12/24/2008 9:19:20 PM , Rating: 2
Yes because when I was playing FPS's back in the day, hearing kids scream the F word all day was the epitome of "human interaction".

If you don't like WoW, that's cool. But come on, don't be so dramatic.

RE: and the world...
By Myg on 12/25/2008 9:53:07 AM , Rating: 2
People screaming bad words at eachother is not the best type of interaction. If thats how you interact, then thats your business/problem, but what was being built up before these WOW games came on the scene actually allowed opportunities to properly interact with other people and get to know them as a human being.

It is a plague, yes; and it has stunted the growth of the gaming community. It is no over dramatic, just the truth, a sad one; mind you.

RE: and the world...
By Yames on 12/24/2008 11:30:52 AM , Rating: 3
How about AFTKAGL (away from the keyboard actuality getting laid)

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