Looking at WoW's subscribers you often get the impression they're miles ahead of any other Western MMO.
And in many ways they are. However WoW is also far more established throughout the world compared to any other game.
Yet it is surprisingly hard to find concrete numbers as to where the WoW subscribers are located. We know for example that the Chinese have a vastly different subscription model compared to the NA/EU model.
The regions afaik are:
North America (including Australian players)
Taiwan (not sure if unique servers or same as Chinese)
South Korea (not sure if different servers)
Spanish (EU Server cluster but probably a lot of South American players)
Portuguese (not sure if located in EU or Brazil)
Now I know that the bulk of WoW players are located in NA, EU and China. I have no solid numbers (does anyone?) but I'd expect they make up roughly 80% of the total player-base.
The remaining 20% go to the other regions. Do they have different payment or subscription models? Anyone have any idea how popular WoW might be over there?