Activision Blizzard ends Q1 2013 with $1.324 billion net revenue, WoW loses subscribers

Revealing its quarterly financials, Activision Blizzard reported $1.324 billion in net revenue for the three months that ended on March 31, 2013. Activision Blizzard predicted $1.16 billion in net revenue for this quarter, meaning that, well, it surpassed its own estimate by $164 million. In addition, during the same period last year, Activision Blizzard earned […]

World of Warcraft loses 600K subscribers in four months

World of Warcraft’s steadily declining subscriber base has dropped by 600,000 worldwide in four months, leaving the popular fantasy MMO at 7.7 million players. In March, World of Warcraft had 8.3 million $15 a month subscribers (detailed definition below), a drop from February’s 9.6 million. World of Warcraft’s fourth expansion Mists of Pandaria, which raised […]

World of Warcraft revenue “drops 54% in seven months,” time to go free-to-play for Blizzard?

A report by Superdata Research, and spotted by CVG, has shown that the once highly popular MMO World of Warcraft has had a massive drop of revenue, 54% in fact, over the last seven months. These figures are based off a supposed April revenue of $93m, which was once up to $204m just seven months ago. The report said […]

World Of Warcraft May have microtransactions soon

World of Warcraft is the long-running MMO and it’s still showing no sings of slowing down. Microtransactions started out in free-to-play games but now publishers are cramming them in paid-games and it seems that World of Warcraft is the next game to introduce microtransactions. However, it’s unknown how Blizzard Entertainment will handle microtransactions in the […]

Possible security breach in World of Warcraft Mobile Armory app [UPDATE]

Update: Blizzard has taken down both the web and mobile auction houses for “emergency maintenance in all regions,” according to the Blizzard Support page. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.” There’s no estimated time for when they will be restored. Several World of Warcraft players have lost thousands of gold, the game’s in-game […]