World Of Warcraft Has Lost 3 Million Subscribers In 3 Months

May 16, 2015 at 6:50 PM

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Category: Gaming


On May 6th, 2015, Activision-Blizzard announced that their MMORPG World of Warcraft lost close to 3 Million of it's active subscribers in a period of three months. The announcement was made as a part of their quarterly earnings report.

At the end of 2014, WoW had 10 Million Subscribers. As of March 31st, 2015, it was down to 7.1 Million.

However, it is important to remember that World of Warcraft is still the #1 Subscription MMO in the entire world.

What is not being commented on by Blizzard is why there is such a drastic decline in subscription numbers, and so early into an expansion.

Until a time when such data becomes available (which is unlikely: Users cancelling subscriptions are asked to fill a short survey, but it is limited in the data it provides), we are forced to talk amongst ourselves as to the possible reason(s) for the decline.

Is World of Warcraft Dying? We at DMR feel the answer is a solid "No".

They'll be back.. Sooner or Later...


With that, we leave the "news" part of this article, and introduce you to a short casual video which I (Nicholas AKA Sev) put together, which tries to start an opinion-based discussion on the recent WoW Subscriber loss:

Why do you think people are leaving World of Warcraft?

Do you currently play?   Why or Why Not? 

We Invite you to leave your Thoughts & Opinions below!

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