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WORLD OF WARCRAFT hits $1 billion mark

By Karl Schneider     September 07, 2006
Source: New York Times


World of Warcraft
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According to The New York Times, the WORLD OF WARCRAFT game is on pace to generate over $1 billion in revenue this year alone.

The game, made by Blizzard Entertainment, has over 7 million paying subscribers and is the first video game to reach such a large market in the history of Internet gaming.

Almost every other subscription online game, including EverQuest II and Star Wars: Galaxies, measures its customers in hundreds of thousands or even just tens of thousands.

There are more than 3 million players in China and slightly fewer than 2 million in the United States. And as with most video games, a clear majority of players worldwide are male.

The game has a very strong following in South Korea and more than a million people play in Europe.

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panzerhd 9/7/2006 11:44:24 AM
Now if they even out the class the game would hit 10 million players by next year. Yes I am addict also.
fft5305 9/7/2006 12:17:04 PM
I'm a UO man myself...
muchdrama1 9/7/2006 1:58:09 PM
Yeesh. Reminds me of my Evercrack days back in college. Somehow I managed to graduate.
almostunbiased 9/7/2006 2:51:04 PM
Never played this. I tried the pay to play route once and I'll never go back. Not when there are free games out there.
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