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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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hmmm
By omgwtf8888 on 12/26/2008 2:58:10 PM , Rating: 3
11.5 million players but only 4 million expansion copies sold? Pardon me but... MUHAHAHAHA!!! where are all these people that are limited to level 70 so I can have a gank fest with my level 80s..... I play the game.. I like the game, but like everything else moderation is the key. Regarding paying $15 per month, every one has hobbies and they all cost money. Bowling, softball, tennis, golf, I like them all, and they all cost. Warcraft is my cheapest hobby of all.




RE: hmmm
By FITCamaro on 12/29/2008 12:59:58 PM , Rating: 1
I wish car parts were only $15 a month. I've owned my GTO for 2 months and have spent four and a half years worth of MMO playing time on it. Now I want a new shifter, some center gauges for oil pressure, IATs, A/F ratio, and volts, a beefed up rear diff cover, sport suspension, headers, a cam kit, and a tune.


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