World of Warcraft subscriptions back over 10m

Player count at its highest in years after launch of expansion
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Subscriptions for MMO World of Warcraft have risen back over ten million following the release of the game’s fifth expansion Warlords of Draenor.

The title sold 3.3m copies with its first 24 hours on sale and developer Blizzard claims the MMO has seen growth across all major regions.

Demand for the game had caused a number of server issues for players, though Blizzard has said it continues to work on the problems to restore stability.

Subscriptions for World of Warcraft had been steadily falling during the last couple of years to just under seven million in August.

Numbers have now shot back up again thanks to the expansion however, and could rise further with the release of Warlords of Draenor in South Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau today.

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