MMO-Champion - WoW Down to 6.8 Million Subscribers
WoW Down to 6.8 Million Subscribers
Blizzard had their Q2 2014 earnings call today, announcing that WoW is down to 6.8 million subscribers. This is down 800k from the Q1 2014 call that listed WoW at 7.6 million subscribers.

  • There are now over 1.5 million preorders for Warlords of Draenor.
  • Hearthstone on the iPad has added millions of new users to Battle.Net.
  • There have been over 20 million copies of Diablo III sold, counting both the base game and Reaper of Souls.
  • There was a decline in subscribers quarter over quarter, which was disproportionately concentrated in the East and was similar to the seasonal decline experienced during the second quarter of 2012, prior to the launch of the most recent expansion later that year.

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  1. Lothan's Avatar
    nice chart. Shows this is the first time WoW has been under 7M subs in 7 years. Kinda amazing when you think about it.
  1. Casagrande's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lothan View Post
    nice chart. Shows this is the first time WoW has been under 7M subs in 7 years. Kinda amazing when you think about it.
    It's fun to draw in all of the other MMOs which have come and gone, and barely make a blip on this graph.
  1. CosmicGuitars's Avatar
    WOW IS DEAD!

    ... it got better.
  1. Iseeyou's Avatar
    More than 8500 players are unsubbing everyday.

    Now let's see Q3.

    Hope Blizzard is not annoucing Wod for December......
  1. Dolus's Avatar
    Time to rush the beta.
  1. MrApple's Avatar
    Prepare yourself! Prophets about wow death is coming!
  1. Recc42's Avatar
    OMG WOW IS DEAD

    /sarcasm
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    The Flood gates are open, let me know if you want a Chair, Shades & Popcorn. I also got drinks on hand.
  1. Tolgrim's Avatar
    Was subscribed from 2006-2014 without ever unsubbing, but even my subscription was paused for a few months this year.

    It just blows my mind how they could let that huge gap happen AGAIN (and even longer than before), despite all the talk over the years about how they want to achieve the opposite.
  1. Wagion's Avatar
    Shame people are leaving, hopefully they'll find joy elsewhere. As long as i enjoy the game i'll keep being subbed regardless of sub numbers.
  1. Soulrender's Avatar
    Damnnnn..............this is amazing but also really depressing. For most of us, some of our best memories involve this simple video game. The titan is falling.
    I really, really hope WoD brings nothing but greatness to the table because I fear that WoW is on its last leg.
  1. CosmicGuitars's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tolgrim View Post
    Was subscribed from 2006-2014 without ever unsubbing, but even my subscription was paused for a few months this year.

    It just blows my mind how they could let that huge gap happen AGAIN (and even longer than before), despite all the talk over the years about how they want to achieve the opposite.
    Horrendous mismanagement and feature creep, presumably.
  1. Chickat's Avatar
    Id like to see an accurate graph of all mmos above 250k subs to see what kind of trends they have had over the last 5 years. Is it wows fault that its shrinking, or is it the mmo genre.
  1. Snorri's Avatar
    Summer time
    Vacation
    Good weather
    A lot of players are taking a break from WoW until Warlords of Draenor gets out
  1. Boarwood's Avatar
    Not too surprising since there practically hasn't been any new content this year. I'm still subbed but haven't logged in for more than a minute or two in weeks. Nothing to do right now.
  1. ru aware brah's Avatar
    im responsible for 1 of the 800k though
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wagion View Post
    Shame people are leaving, hopefully they'll find joy elsewhere. As long as i enjoy the game i'll keep being subbed regardless of sub numbers.
    People are gone cause of the drought honestly, most will be back for the expansion.
  1. dope_danny's Avatar
    WoW may not be dead, but its certainely starting to look like it will be in asia in a year or two. Maybe its too western? or hell maybe asian warcraft fans hate all the manatory places region altered versions like wow china have that mess with loe?
  1. charizma's Avatar
    cant say they dont deserve it
  1. derpkitteh's Avatar
    well, since WoD is design wise(and kind of setting wise) BC 2.0, hopefully it will continue to decline even after release. then they jump and change it into wrath 2.0 and subs start to rise again.

    i want my baby back, and wrath 2.0 is the only way to get it back.

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