World of Warcraft subs fall to 8.3 million

  • The Blizzard Entertainment Company's Black Friday 2018 Deals: World of Warcraft, Black Ops 4, World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft, And More Gamers continue to leave Azeroth. Activision Blizzard announced today that at WOTLK Gold the time of writing, March 31st, World of Warcraft has 8.3 million players in decline from 9.6 million at the close of 2012.

    Based on Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, World of Warcraft subscriber drops were mostly in the East however, it appears that the Western market also had an impact, he stated in an announcement. He also explained that the subscriber count is likely to decrease through the entire year.

    Despite the decline in subscribers, World of Warcraft remains the most popular game that is a subscription-based massively multiplayer online game, as per Activision Comparatively, Electronic Arts' Star Wars: The Old Republic has less than 500,000 subscribers at the time of March 31.

    The news is part of Activision Blizzard's initial quarter report on earnings that saw the company make $456 million profit from cheap WOTLK Gold $1.32 billion revenue during the three months that ended on March 31.

    Kotick stated that even though the year is off to a good start but there's a reason to be skeptical of the future of Activision Blizzard for the second portion in the calendar year.

    "While we've enjoyed an excellent start to 2013 but we're now convinced that risks and issues that lie ahead in the second third of 2013 are much more difficult than our previous outlook, particularly during the holiday quarter," Kotick said in prepared remarks. "The change in the release dates of rival products as well as an unsatisfactory launch for the Wii U, uncertainties regarding the next generation of hardware, and the decline in subscribers to the World of Warcraft business all make us nervous as do the ongoing issues to the world economy."

    These issues raise concerns, Kotick said. He also acknowledged his belief that Activision Blizzard will be able to provide value to shareholders through the same strategy that have made the company one of the biggest publishers for the last 20 years.

    "For the same reasons, we are prudent," he said. "However our focused and focused approach to business has been a great success in the past and with continued investing and prudent management of our expenses We expect to keep delivering value for shareholders in the long run, just like we have done for the past twenty years."