It seems that the new expansion magic is wearing off for some World of Warcraft players as Blizzard’s MMO has lost three million subscribers in the last quarter, Activision Blizzard confirmed during its quarterly earnings report. World of Warcraft closed 2014 with ten million subscribers, now after the 31st of March, it is left with 7.1 million.
Obviously, 7.1 million is still a ton of subscribers so don’t expect World of Warcraft to be going anywhere. Plenty of other MMO titles survive on a lot less. On top of that, World of Warcraft is still the top subscription-based MMO in the world, which shouldn’t be a surprise at this point.
In other Blizzard news, Hearthstone now has 30 million players. Hearthstone and Destiny combined have generated $1 billion in revenue for Activision, while Heroes of the Storm has received 11 million beta sign-ups.
Overall, Blizzard Activision has had a fairly lucrative quarter. WoW’s subscriber count might be down, but Blizzard’s other games are more than making up for the slack.
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KitGuru Says: Blizzard probably plans for these large dips in subscribers a few months after a big expansion at this point. Are any of you guys still playing World of Warcraft following the Draenor expansion?