Bu i don't understand where you going with this though.
WOW 2.7 millions for a subscription MMO is good, and an expansion too.
A few friends havent picked up MoP yet because were disappointed with Cataclysm, though they're all hinting at buying soon as I keep telling them it's nothing like Cata ... and much better.
I still haven't bought MOP yet. Im horribly busy at work and didn't seem like the right time to start a new expansion. For once I happy about waiting til the server que's are down to normal, the fighting over nodes has died down and the fighting over quest mobs. I will happily take my time lvling my toons when I get around to it, no hurries
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- A lost in subs from the groups that buy x-pacs combined with people jaded with Blizzard
- GW2 - Love it or hate it some of WoW's player base is playing it and my hold off buying MoP until they get bored of GW2( if they ever do)
- Pandas and WoW pokemon - Kiddie theme x-pac to some who may not buy the x-pac or wait until they see how raiding goes/how the next patch is.
- Lastly people are just not as excited for it as they were with WotLK/Cata meaning people are not in a rush to get the x-pac in the few days/weeks of it.
Cata sold 3.3 in the first day but did that make Cata the best x-pac looking back at it? In my opinion it is good that MoP has under sold because it will help Blizzard to keep thinking that they need to push harder to keep the subs they gained from slipping back down. A little failure can be good because it forces them to up the quaility of what they put out because it proves that the people paying for the game will not take crap spray painted gold.
Now if we could just keep them thinking people will leave the game we maybe able to get new character models now instead of in the next x-pac.
These results thus make MoP the least succesful expansion to date. TBC had better sales numbers than this back when the game only had roughly 5 million subscribers.
Pretty obvious and expected, the game is in a natural state of decline. Next expansion they'll have to be glad to be able to make 2 million copies sold unless they make MoP a really memorable experience that'll blow people out of their seats.
From what I've heard the new subscribers are much younger than usual by a large margin too, so maybe Blizzard will be able to impress a younger generation with their game to expand their future subscriber base, but the older generations seem to be abandoning the game.