A successful BlizzCon
and the announcement of upcoming expansion Warlords of Draenor
seems to have been a positive thing for World of Warcraft
is reporting that the game's subscriber numbers have received a slight bump from 7.6 million in November 2013
to 7.8 million through the fourth quarter of the year.
Numbers for the MMO behemoth have been on the decline as of late, with the most notable dive coming in the form of a 1.3 million player exodus
reported early in 2013. With the financial year now at an end, we can trace WoW's
subscriber numbers through each of 2013's reported quarters: 8.3 million in the first, 7.7 million
in the second, 7.6 million in the third, and 7.8 million in the fourth.
World of Warcraft
subs tend to ebb and flow in sync with the release of expansions, so we'll get a better hint of the strength of the game's staying power when Warlords of Draenor
launches later this year