Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
April 26, 2019
arrowPress Releases








If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


 World of Warcraft  Hits 9 Million Subscribers

World of Warcraft Hits 9 Million Subscribers

July 24, 2007 | By Jason Dobson

July 24, 2007 | By Jason Dobson
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC



In the run up to Blizzard Entertainment's second Blizzcon, the developer has announced that its tremendously popular MMO World of Warcraft as reached a new milestone, surpassing 9 million customers worldwide.

The subscription-based MMORPG launched in 2004 in North America, Australia, and New Zealand, and has since been released in multiple countries throughout Europe and Asia. World of Warcraft is currently available in seven different languages and, in addition to North America and Europe, is played in mainland China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

The company also plans to bring its World of WarCraft expansion pack The Burning Crusade soon in mainland China through its recently announced partnership with Chinese online game publisher The9, which Blizzard anticipates will introduce an influx of new and returning subscribers.

The Burning Crusade was released in mid-January in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, and sold over 3.5 million copies in its first month alone, including 2.4 million copies worldwide in its first twenty-four hours.

Were thrilled that gamers around the world have continued to embrace World of Warcraft so enthusiastically, said Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. Weve worked hard to provide a compelling experience for our players, and we plan to continue updating the game with exciting new content for them to enjoy for many years to come.


Related Jobs

Paradox Tectonic
Paradox Tectonic — Berkeley, California, United States
[04.25.19]

Senior PC/Console Graphics Programmer
Sanzaru Games Inc.
Sanzaru Games Inc. — Foster City , California, United States
[04.25.19]

Junior Gameplay Engineer
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[04.25.19]

Associate Outsourcing Artist
Deep Silver Volition
Deep Silver Volition — Champaign, Illinois, United States
[04.25.19]

Cinematic Artist









Loading Comments

loader image