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Old Republic could steal 1m WoW players

The global launch the Star Wars MMO could trigger a mass-exodus of World of Warcraft subscribers, according to new analyst data. Lazard Capital Markets has downgraded Activision Blizzard’s stock from ‘buy’ to ‘neutral’ after a recent survey found that more than half of existing World of Warcraft subscribers have grown …

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2m leave World of Warcraft in one year

The number of World of Warcraft subscribers has fallen from over 12m to 10.3m in one year. Yesterday Blizzard announced that 800,000 players left the PC MMO between July and September. During October last year the game reached a peak with over 12m users. Earlier this year that figure fell …

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ONLINE GAMES FOCUS: Blizzard

As of June this year, World of Warcraft had 11.1 million subscribers.Speak to any other MMO creator and they would bite your hand off for even a slice of that success. But to Blizzard, that number marks the game’s first decline in users since the title launched in 2005. Last …

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Future closes World of Warcraft magazine

Having managed just five issues, Future has called time on its officially licensed World of Warcraft magazine. Subscribers are free to either claim a refund for the issues that will now never be published or instead claim a voucher entitling them to six in-game World of Warcraft pets. Current Activision …

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Planetside 2 goes free-to-play

Upcoming PC shooter Planetside 2 will adopt a free-to-play model following the long line of MMOs that did so earlier this year. The FPS MMO sequel from Sony Online Entertainment will include free-to-play in some form, but concrete details have yet to be determined, reports VG247. The developer’s studio head …

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‘World of Warcraft has not reached its peak’

Blizzard has dismissed fears that PC?MMO World of Warcraft is on the wane. The developer and publisher reported 11.4m subscribers in its last financial report, a drop of 600,000 since its 2010 high when the expansion pack Cataclysm was launched. But the company believes it can still ‘build and sustain’ …

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300,000 depart World of Warcraft

The number of paying subscribers for World of Warcraft fell to 11.1m between May and July, but Blizzard has plans to reverse the downturn. World of Warcraft is still the PC’s leading MMO despite losing 300,000 players. Back in May this year the online RPG had 11.4m players. At its …

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