Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"World of Warcraft" Enlists 11.5 Million Subscribers..

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Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. has announced that "World of Warcraft", the subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is now played by more than 11.5 million subscribers worldwide.

This new high was reached following the November 13 release of the game’s second expansion, "Wrath of the Lich King".

Within its first 24 hours of availability, "Wrath of the Lich King" sold more than 2.8 million copies, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time.

The expansion has now sold more than 4 million copies in its first month, setting a new record for monthly PC-game sales.

“We’re pleased to welcome the new and returning players who have helped 'World of Warcraft' reach these new milestones, and we appreciate the enthusiasm and support that the game’s global community has continued to show,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO/cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment.

“We look forward to providing all of them with an excellent entertainment experience for a long time to come...”