Do a little math with me for a moment.
RIGHT NOW there is 7.6million subs playing just wow, maybe not active, but still paying monthly.
7.6mil * 15 = $114mil * 12 = $1,368,000,000 <--- thats how much they make annually.
It costs roughly $150k a day to keep the servers running and lets just say there is 30 days in every month.
$150,000 * 30 = $4,500,000/mo to run the servers.
They have about 5k employees and I am going to be generous and say everyone at blizz makes 5k a month (60k a year) with exceptions of the big guys.
5,000 * $5,000 = $25,000,000/mo for pay.
Then I will throw in another $1mil for gas and shit for the company vehicles.
And another $5mil for advertisements and misc.
Lets do some math again.
$78,500,000 <--- That is pure profit give or take 10mil. x12 = $942 MILLION
This is also just WoW subs too, keep that in mind. Don't forget services (Name changes, xfers, ect), Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, BlizzCon, Blizzard Store, ect.
I would say they are rolling in a average of around $1.5billion a year in just profits.
Can someone please explain to me how they are "dying?" How they are going to have to go F2P soon or they will be doomed? Cause unless my math is wrong.... They are going to stay afloat for a while.
Do math, bitch.