World of Warcraft Has More Subscribers Than NYC Population

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced on Tuesday that it's incredibly successful MMORPG, World of Warcraft, has surpassed more than 9 million subscribers worldwide. "We're thrilled that gamers around the world have continued to embrace World of Warcraft so enthusiastically," said Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment®. "We've worked hard to provide a compelling experience for our players, and we plan to continue updating the game with exciting new content for them to enjoy for many years to come." The milestone news comes as Blizzard works with its partner The9 to prepare for the release of the games first expansion, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, in China.

Since its North American release in November 2004, World of Warcraft has achieved many accolades including becoming the best selling PC game of 2005 and 2006 and has maintained a top spot throughout much of 2007. The Burning Crusade expansion pack continued that trend earlier this year by breaking sales records around the world, selling over 2 million copies within 24 hours of its official retail sales launch and over 3 million copies in it's first month.

News source: Blizzard Entertainment

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