World of Warcraft Bleeds Another 600,000 Players as Activision Seeks Independence from Vivendi

on July 26, 2013 5:19 AM

Yesterday we learned that Activision and a group of investors led by CEO Bobby Kotick are going to purchase the company’s independence from Vivendi, but the press release included another interesting piece of information:

World of Warcraft counted 7.7 million subscribers at the end of the latest fiscal quarter, which is 600,000 less than the previous tally four months before.

Will the new found independence of the company manage to steer the game around and stop the bleeding? We can most certainly hope so, otherwise what game would every new MMORPG kid on the block aspire to “kill”?

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.