World of Warcraft down to 6.8M subscribers

Blizzard

According to Blizzard’s Q2 2014 earnings call, the World of Warcraft subscribers number went down to 6.8 millions. 800k subscribers were lost since the previous quarter.

It’s not a big surprise in my opinion. Usually when a new expansion is getting close a lot of people are taking a break or they are playing some other games. I could see that behaviour when the previous expansions were announced as well. Most of the guilds are taking a break, and people start playing Hearthstone or Diablo 3 or any other games awaiting for the new expansion.

Here are some other facts presented in this press release:

  • Most of the subscribers that were lost are from the Eastern countries.
  • Hearthstone on iPad added millions of new players to Battle.net
  • Diablo 3 and Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls sold about 20M copies.
  • Warlords of Draenor was ordered by 1.5M people already.

In a few days we’ll know the release date for Warlords of Draenor and I’m pretty sure that a bunch of people will come back to experience the new expansion. We’ll see how the future reports about subscribers will look like…

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  • Hopsis

    Or maybe Wildstar + The elder scrolls took some players off.

    • Hampău Alin

      I agree. TESO is going to be the worst enemy of WoW!

      • Gregory Nedelkov

        ahahahahaha TESO is the biggest piece of shit ever….Nobody will pay a cent for that crap, you have to be f*cked in the head to do so… Those games didn’t take away subscribers…MoP gets boring in a month or so of playing. Millions of people are playing 1.12.1 , 2.4.3 and 3.3.5 on private servers,

        • Shadreck

          So true!!

        • Iagree

          I agree with you sir 100%

        • Ivan Radić

          Salute!

  • DisappointedFellow

    Or maybe people are tired of Blizzard doing anything in order to have profit..These last 2 expansions blizzard is not making quality content like in TBC or WOTLK they’re just playing mind games on their costumers just like with Ashran and the delay of the blood elf models.They only use new content as means of marketing.They dont give a sh*t about the game anymore.