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Diablo 3 Sells Over 20 Million Copies While WoW Subscribers Continue to Decline
Activision Blizzard has put up its latest financial report, detailing some unexpected outcomes in terms of release figures.
The most impressive highlight of the report is Diablo 3 sale figure which has now exceeded well over 20 million copies across all platforms (PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3) since 2012. These impressive figures are accompanied by a massive decline in the World of Warcraft subscribers.
As of June 30, 2014, Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo III: Reaper of Souls remained the #1 PC game in dollars in both North America and Europe and, including its expansion and digital sales, Diablo III has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide across all platforms since its release in 2012.
Compared to February 2014, the total number of subscribers for the World of Warcraft has dropped down drastically from 7.8 million to 6.8 million. I’m pretty positive that the decline is a temporary one, considering the close at hand World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor has already accumulated over 1.5 million pre-orders.
As of June 30, 2014, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft remains the #1 subscription-based MMORPG, with approximately 6.8 million subscribers. There was a decline in subscribers’ quarter over quarter, which was disproportionately concentrated in the East and was similar to the seasonal decline experienced during the second quarter of 2012, prior to the launch of the most recent expansion later that year.
For complete financials, check out this .PDF Document!