The decline of World of Warcraft continues as yesterday, during Activision Blizzard’s investor call, it was announced that WoW has a total of 10.3 million players, down from 11.1 from August, which is a 800k total net lose. This means that for the year, WoW is down 1.7 million subscribers total when it lost 600k in the first quarter and 300k in the second. However Blizzard COE stated that the majority of the subscribers lost were from the eastern markets.
Don’t feel back from Blizzard yet, even though another 800k players left the game, Activision Blizzard reported its profits had tripled from the same time last year to the tune of $627 million. They also expect an increase in profits for the fourth quarter and into 2012 with the launch of Modern Warfare 3 and Diablo 3.
Looks like the Q4 will be another milestone for WoW as I’m sure subscription numbers will most likely dip below 10 million for the first time in years. Truly a sign that WoW MMORPG dominance is coming to an end.