Thursday, January 11, 2007

World Of Warcraft Reaches 8 Million Subscribers

While some massively multiplayer games (Second Life) try to cook their player numbers, this press release from Blizzard reveals that their huge fantasy MMORPG World of Warcraft has now hit the 8 million subscriber mark. More than 2 million of that number are in the US while 1.5 million are in Europe while 3.5 million WoW players are in China. In related news, GameStop and EBGames retail stores plan to hold midnight openings for the launch of the long awaited expansion pack Burning Crusade on January 16. You can go to the EBGames web site for a list of the participating stores, some of which will hold "costume contests, card game tournaments, screen-shot character judging, and more!

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