Blizzard lose again many WoW subscribers




World of Warcraft has lost 800,000 subscribers in the last three months. Subscribers therefore amounts to 6.8 million; the lowest number since the mid 2006 Blizzard sold Diablo 3 and the expansion set Reaper of Souls 20 million times.

World Of Warcraft logo Blizzard made ​​the statistics announced at the presentation of its quarterly results. In late March WoW had 7.6 million subscribers; were a year ago there were 7.7 million. At its peak in early 2011, WoW had twelve million paying subscribers. Especially in Asian countries lost the game subscribers.

Blizzard expects the number of players will rise with the introduction of the new expansion Warlods or Draenor later this year. Currently have 1.5 million gamers pre-order placed for expansion.

Diablo 3 and its expansion set Reaper of Souls sold together twenty million times, involving both physical and digital sales and the versions for the PC and consoles. Blizzard expects sales will rise with the introduction of Reaper of Souls for the consoles even further.

Earnings from Activision Blizzard, as the publisher called since the merger of the two games publishers in 2007, declined: of $ 324 million a year ago to $ 204 million in the quarter. That equates to 152.6 million euros. It is striking that 73 percent of sales came from digital sales.

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