Today we have two subscription reports coming from Vivendi, publisher for World of Warcraft and CCP Games, the makers of Eve Online. The reports show both games had steady growth in the third quarter, Vivendi reporting that its subscriber base increased from 9 million to 9.3 million with solid sales coming in from the recently released expansion “The Burning Crusade“. Eve Online has now stated it is nearing the 200,000 subscription mark currently at 195,000. This up from last quarter of about 160,000 accounts.
Considering that Eve is now nearly 5 years old and World of Warcraft nearly 3, it is very surprising to see that both these MMORPG are continuing to grow especially when you consider the amount of new MMORPG’s that have been released in the past few years. At this pace Blizzard is set to hit the 10 million mark sometime in 2008.
Eve Online Quarterly Economic Newsletter