World of Warcraft loses a further 1m subscribers

Fantasy MMO continues user decline
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World of Warcraft has dropped from 10.2 to 9.1 million subscriptions over the past quarter.

The numbers were revealed as part of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly report to investors, and resumes a decline which seemed to have halted during the winter.

With the expansion Mists of Pandaria under two months from release, the publisher has a decent chance to reverse the trend.

The loss of a tenth of all subscriptions is nonetheless a sour note in an otherwise positive quarter, and investors reacted with uncertainty as stocks made a slight dip which continued in after hours trading.