Blizzard Admits That World Of WarCraft Is On The Decline

In its latest earnings call, Activision Blizzard forfeited that World of WarCraft is dying slowly and that the famous MMORPG has lost 1.3 million subscribers in the first quarter of 2013 alone.

According to Activision Blizzard, the number of World of WarCraft subscribers has declined by 14% in Q1 2013 and that the total now is 8.3 million. Moreover, the company expects the number to keep falling as more free-to-play games get released.

But WoW’s decline didn’t really hurt Activion Bizzard’s bottom line since other franchises have picked up its slack. In fact, the giant publisher’s registered total sales of $1.32 billion in Q1 2013, almost 16% more than last year’s Q1 total sales of $1.17 billion. The company’s net income for the period is $456 million, a $72 million improvement over last year’s $384 million.

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**** YOU BLIZZARD. YOU GREEDY

**** YOU BLIZZARD. YOU GREEDY ******* WHORES. SLEEP WELL YOU ******* KNOWING A WHOLE WORLD OF GAMERS WANT TO STAB YOU IN THE THROAT FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO GAMING. AND NOW RELEASE D3 TO PS3 AND XBOX... WTF!? YOUR CEO DIDNT GET HIS GOLDEN SWIMMING POOL OR WHAT? ARE YOU ******* KIDDING ME WITH THIS BULLSHIT!? GO **** YOUR DEVELOPERS AND EVERY OTHER PERSON WORKING FOR YOUR SELLOUT MF COMPANY. HOPE YOU ALL DIE IN A MASSIVE EXPLOSION. CHEERS

all good (or bullshit) things must come to an end.

all good (or bullshit) things must come to an end.,, things is wow had its moments i'm surprised it has lasted this long. Paying subscription for a SINGLE game thats just ******* mad. I've moved over to xbox live gold, i find, it works out much cheaper considering you only pay once and can play nearly every title online. I like that business model. Still, with the tablet and angrybird, WOW should die soon - like the titanic. Come on, every gaming company is getting raped with losses everywhere including apple, konami, nintendo, squareenix and disney interactive plus others. I don't know what happened to gaming but how can people get bored of creativity and interactive entertainment while disney was/is able to sell pinocchio /Cinderella and other fairytale nonsense for 50+years... ??? I understand that kids are born everyhour and so the likes of barbie and actionman or lego even boardgame like snakes&ladders etc. will always find its place and become timeless., it's probably the ******* greed more than anything else that's killing gaming also there's all this interest groups and bots. Something like the debate on global warming; some deny it is happening while others are getting ****** somewhere in the world in the poor parts with the sea coming into their bedroom and giving them a wash! But so long as its not us, we're alright with it. Besides we are much too valuable because we're Europeans/Americans. 1 of us is valued at around 10,000 poor Indians or Africans! Although no one lays golder eggs but ***** like everyone! Real world is really a ****** up place, escapism into a fantasy world is good from time to time. Like taking a vacation from it all temporarily.

tweak much?

you write like you're high on tweak. Watch Netflix docs much? Just because the picture is moving on a screen with dramatic music in the background does not mean the content in a documentary film is true. Currently the case for GW is falling apart, but you would only know that if you READ news from around the world. My advice to you is to keep doing tweak; you may as well go into a full psychosis and get gunned down by the police.

duh

Pay for xbox live? go ahead, i can do what you pay for xbox live free on PSN.. heck even the PSN plus membership beats xbox live.. we get free games like every 2 weeks..

Wrong

When I was 4 I can remember the harbour in my home town would freeze over 3 feet thick for oh say every year before. That harbour hasn't froze over in the past 15 years. All the old breeding grounds for the seals are empty too because the ice flow doesn't go far enough before melting. Wake up and smell the ashes.

As much as I detest Blizzard

As much as I detest Blizzard their market is in for a rebound, I don't think Blizzard worries about losing invisible numbers. They probably look at the market demography and say hmmm, lets just wait to see how many of those free p2p games last before they recoup their losses and numbers. The problem with the freemium model is that it lacks some of the more game play delivery aspect, there are just some things pay to play does better.

Sniff sniff

The air smelled of horse **** quality game when TBC came out and RPG went out the window. Every class was able to murder each other and play whatever role they ******* wanted to. Healers heal, warriors tank, palas suck **** and druids hug trees.

TBC? You must be smoking

TBC? You must be smoking horse ****. They didn't ruin the game until Cataclysm with all their Balance changes. Than everyone could murder everyone. Everyone could silence or CC. The game just got retarded. MoP? No clue what they did there. I couldn't buy something that had pokemon battles in a SERIOUS MMO BRO.

TBC? Cataclysm? You must be

TBC? Cataclysm? You must be eating horse ****. The game was ruined when we found out the game's engine couldn't handle moderately large scale pvp in Gadgetzan and Tarren Mill and crashed constantly. The game sealed its fate as a lie (No actual war has ever taken place) when they introduced Battle Grounds. Any other discussion of this trash game is simply people drinking horse **** in Blizzard's kool-aid.

Da hell you talking about now

Da hell you talking about now... Tarren Mill not able to handle mass scale pvp? You grow up on a RP-PVE server or something? Back in the day TM was teh #1 spot were alliance would bash on horde constantly. Usually 5 to 1 numbers too... At least on my pvp server. I think we had at most one server crash from that. Don't forget the whole Silithus temple gate opening. Every sever crashed. +5 times too, and that was not pvp related. It was because the entire server population was in one area, in one zone.

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The reason why people are leaving WoW is because of all the good F2P games out there, that and the fact that WoW is pretty dated now. the-digital-bites.blogspot.co.uk

lol

what happened blizzard you used to be cool. never used to charge people! but it just became about the money and not the gaming. greedy

um cry me a river

man they must be hurting Bad.. 8.3 million people at 14.95 a month is 124.085 million a month.. times that by 12 is aprox 1.4 Billion a year... mmmm my god they are going to have to file for bankruptcy.........

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