‘World of Warcraft’ falls below 10 million subscriptions

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It may still be the king of subscription-based video games, but Activision Blizzard’s massively multiplayer World of Warcraft is now back below 10 million subscribers.

The publisher just released a summary of its fourth quarter earnings for 2012, and for the most part, the news is pretty positive. Blizzard Entertainment produced the two top-10 PC games in North America and Europe in 2012, which were Diablo III and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.

However, subscriptions for WoW dropped by around 400,000 people from the last call, lowering the total number to 9.6 million. That’s a significant amount just months after the release of an expansion.

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