Is the massive juggernaut of MMOs that is World of Warcraft finally losing some of its luster? This week, as part of its quarterly financial results, publisher Activision Blizzard admitted that Blizzard's subscriber base for the long running fantasy MMO is now at 9.1 million users at the end of the company's second quarter of 2012.
As reported by Massively, this figure is down by 1.1 million subscribers since Activision Blizzard revealed its previous financial results three months ago. The publisher claims that most of the losses have come from the Asian market, rather than from the US or Europe.
Still, the story points out that this is the first time in a number of years that World of Warcraft's subscriber base has been under 10 million users. As a result, the game isn't quite as massive of a revenue generator for Activision Blizzard as it once was.
Blizzard hopes to get a boost in subscribers next month when it launches Mists of Pandaria, the fourth commercial expansion pack for World of Warcraft. It will be released on September 25th and will add the land of Pandaria to the game, along with lots of new monsters and quests and a new level cap of 90 to reach for its players.