Blizzard faces significant drop some WoW subscribers




World of Warcraft has the number of paying players see the last three months of decline of more than 10 million to 7.1 million. On the other hand, Blizzard saw total revenue of Destiny and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft increase to nearly one billion dollars.

Activision Blizzard Activision Blizzard has announced the presentation of its quarterly results. The decrease in the number of subscribers of World of Warcraft is partly due to the upswing in mid-November after the release of Warlords of Draenor.

A new WoW expansion often creates an upsurge in the number of subscribers, followed by a decline. The number of World of Warcraft subscribers, however, has been falling for years.

However, the income of WoW according to the company itself has not decreased drastically. Activision Blizzard increased because prices in some regions and added new paid features to the game such as WoW tokens .

Furthermore, information publisher that Destiny and Hearthstone next total revenue over time of nearly $ 1 billion, together have 50 million players. Because all known was that there Hearthstone has 30 million, there remain 20 million for Destiny. Which spend an average of three hours per day with the game through.

The Call of Duty franchise is doing, according to the results as well with an increase in online community percentages in double figures, partly due to the strong sales numbers from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, though Activision Blizzard does not give exact figures. The micro transactions in Call of Duty players also caused increased binding and activity.

Total revenue for the first quarter totaled $ 1.3 billion, about 1 billion euros, 167 million dollars more than last year. The profit amounted to 394 million dollars this first quarter.



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