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World of Warcraft Reaches 6 Million Subscriber Total

World of Warcraft Reaches 6 Million Subscriber Total

March 1, 2006 | By Nich Maragos

March 1, 2006 | By Nich Maragos
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According to data released by Blizzard Entertainment, developers of the World of Warcraft MMORPG, the game's subscriber based has reached 6 million players worldwide. To date, the game has launched in the U.S., China, Korea, Japan, Germany, the UK, Germany, France, and other regions including Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

The game is also set to expand into Spain, in a localized Spanish version that will represent the fourth language for the game in Europe. Both the game itself as well as the accompanying website will be in full Spanish, and Blizzard will maintain a Spanish-speaking support and community staff working at all hours in Blizzard's Europe offices. The European staff currently numbers 450 employees, from 22 countries.

"We look forward to offering Spanish-speaking players in Europe a version of World of Warcraft tailored specifically for them," said Blizzard president and cofounder Mike Morhaime. "The enthusiasm for the game here has been overwhelming, and we're pleased that this new localised version will make World of Warcraft accessible to an even wider audience."

The most recent stats from Blizzard before this milestone showed that the immensely popular MMO had surpassed one million customers in Europe, for a total of 5.5 million customers worldwide, as of early January.

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