World of Warcraft has risen back above 10 Million subscriptions following the global roll-out of the latest expansion Mists of Pandaria.
Back in June 30, 2012, World of Warcraft had a dip in subscribers, partly attributed to the launch of Blizzard’s other mega title, Diablo III. Blizzard have since recovered from their June 2012 low of 9.1 million subscribers.
Blizzard Entertainment has announced that millions of players have already joined the fight for Pandaria. During the first week of launch, prior to the release in China on 2nd October , the expansion had already sold approximately 2.7 million copies.
“With Mists of Pandaria, we set out to expand on the sense of fun and discovery that’s always been at the heart of World of Warcraft – in addition to adding a huge variety of new content and features to the game,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “It’s been gratifying to see the results of all of the work we put into this expansion and to hear all of the positive feedback from players so far.”
In World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, warships of the Alliance and Horde clash off the coast of a long-lost continent, signaling the start of a new era of discovery and conquest in the history of Azeroth. As players storm the shores of this exotic new frontier and begin to explore its mysteries, they’ll encounter brave new allies, unearth ancient secrets, and play their part in reigniting the long-brewing conflict between the Horde and Alliance on a strange battlefield far from home.
World of Warcraft still sits as the MMO to be compared to with competitors like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, The Secret World and Guild Wars 2 innovating ways to make themselves different and carve their own spot in the market.
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