Although Blizzard stopped delivering subscriber numbers for wow gold World of Warcraft back in 2015, a new report has stated that the subscriber base at the moment stands at 1.7 million.
Well-liked World of Warcraft add-on WeakAuras is behind the new data, which claims that the new subscriber numbers are courtesy of a brand new API launched by Blizzard at develop.battle.net that "was leaking player subscription end dates".
From 3.2 million when Battle of Azeroth launched to At the moment 1.7 million
On its Twitter account, WeakAuras revealed that active subscribers jumped to 3.2 million just after the launch with the seventh major expansion, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, back in August. But due to the fact then, the number has fallen to 1.7 million. These numbers are worldwide excluding China, it claims.
In later tweets, WeakAuras said that "the original post with those findings has because been deleted, not confident if because Blizzard threatened to sue or since it was false data". That signifies you should take the new findings having a heavy pinch of salt.
Blizzard hasn't shared exact subscriber numbers due to the fact 2015 and prefers to speak with regards to income rather. Within the latest quarterly earnings report from August, Activision Blizzard noted $1.177 billion as net income for Q2 2018 from World of Warcraft subscriptions, licensing royalties from solutions and franchises, downloadable content material, micro-transactions, and also other miscellaneous revenues.
In an announcement soon after the release of Battle of Azeroth, Blizzard claimed that it was the fastest-selling wow boe items World of Warcraft expansion of all-time, with over 3.4 million units sold on the first day.
Initially released in 2004, World of Warcraft has grossed more than $9 billion in income, creating it one of the best 10 highest-grossing video game franchises of all-time.