Activision Blizzard announced
that World of Warcraft
's subscriber base has shrunk to 7.7 million users, down from the 8.3 million subscribers it reported three months ago
Last quarter's report revealed that World of Warcraft
lost 14 percent of its players between January and March, as 1.3 million users either canceled their subscriptions or declined renewal. Users who have recently purchased the game and are within its initial 30-day trial period are counted among World of Warcraft
's current subscribers.
Despite its shrinking subscriber base, Activision Blizzard notes that World of Warcraft
"remained the world's #1 subscription-based MMORPG" heading into the third quarter of 2013.