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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 The0ne on 12/23/2008 7:29:59 PM , Rating: 2
So in your opinion paying for local channels makes you stupid, paying for any games on any console is stupid because of course there are free games out there to enjoy, paying your credit card interest because you're (in general terms) too stupid to not buy stuff when you don't have money to pay it off, going out to dine while you can cook for cheap is stupid too I guess :)

I say if the game is worth your time and you see justification to pay for it or the use of it then that's your choice. How smart or dumb that is subjective imo. Because really, think about it, almost everything you or anyone do is because it pleases them.


RE: and the world...
By Screwballl on 12/23/2008 9:36:51 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I say if the game is worth your time and you see justification to pay for it or the use of it then that's your choice. How smart or dumb that is subjective imo. Because really, think about it, almost everything you or anyone do is because it pleases them.


I understand your perspective... but this is the equivalent of paying the local cable company $12/month for local channels versus spending a one time fee for an antenna and getting similar or same content for free.
Yes I disagree with paying a monthly fee for Xbox Live, you pay $200-500 for a system and $40-60 for games and still have to pay a monthly fee to be able to play online? To me that is just stupid.

Credit Card interest? Cooking vs dining out? You lost us when the purple pig started flying...


RE: and the world...
By xti on 12/24/2008 9:41:16 AM , Rating: 3
while i hate wow, 12 to 15 or w/e the monthly fee is, isnt the biggest deal in the world. I spend more on tacos.


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