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Smedley: Free Realms on track to 100 million players

What's up, World of Warcraft? You think you're so big and bad with your 12-million-strong-and-then-some player base? You won't be quite so intimidating if Sony Online Entertainment head John Smedley's vision for Free Realms comes to fruition. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry, Smedley...

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World of Warcraft sustaining ginormous subscriber base, surpasses 12 million

Blizzard today announced that WoW has topped 12 million subscribers, following the Wrath of the Lich King expansion launch in mainland China just over a month ago and in anticipation of the third expansion, Cataclysm, coming this holiday worldwide. For a time, it seemed as though World of...

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Starcraft 2 offering subscription plans in Latin America, Asia and Russia

Plans for a subscription-based StarCraft 2 are in the works for Latin America, Asia and Russia. While US gamers will only pay a one-time fee to start harvesting Vespene Gas on July 27, players abroad will be offered two different ways to play: subscription or an all-access fee. A press release...

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THQ: Warhammer 40K MMO will profit with 'anywhere near' a million subs

Speaking during a financial earnings call, THQ CEO Brian Farrell said that the publisher is making a big investment with the upcoming Warhammer 40k MMO, but that if the game nets "anywhere near" a million subscribers, it will pay off. Farrell suggested that the company must spend "at the high-end...

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EA expecting two million subscribers for Star Wars: The Old Republic

Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia recently visited EA to check in on the progress of the company's upcoming, cutscene-driven MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic. He reported that "earnings are somewhat depressed" due to the development costs for the game, but EA management is hopeful that they'll...

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The best of WoW Insider: March 31 - April 7, 2009

That big baddie above is rumored to be the second boss in the Vault of Archavon, an instance in Northrend that can only be reached when either the Horde or the Alliance conquer the contested territory of Wintergrasp. He looks dangerous, no? But worry not -- whether you're fighting for the Orcs or...

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World of Warcraft reaches 11.5 million subscribers

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that World of Warcraft has reached 11.5 million subscribers, meaning Azeroth has surpassed the great state of Ohio's population. Clearly people were clamoring to see the Lich King's wrath, as the game's second expansion sold 2.8 million copies in 24 hours, and...

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WoW surpasses 10 million subscribers, now half the size of Australia

World of Warcraft continues to live up to the acronym, now supporting a subscriber base of more than 10 million. (Actually, those subscribers do the 'supporting' – due to pay nearly $2 billion to Blizzard and its parent companies over the course of this year.) Just how big is 10 million? If...

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World of Warcraft hits 9.3 million subscribers

Like a burning crusade marching across the planet, World of Warcraft continues to expand with a population of 9.3 million subscribers. In late July, Blizzard announced that WoW reached the 9 million subscriber mark. All this player retention is fantastic for the game, but World of Warcraft is still...

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World of Warcraft breaks 8 million subscribers

The most successful MMORPG of all time just got successfuller: Blizzard today announced that World of Warcraft has surpassed 8 million subscribers. Two million of those subscribers are in North America, 1.5 million in Europe, and 3.5 million in China (the remainder are scattered throughout other...

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