World of Warcraft paid subscriptions rise to 10M, Diablo 3 sold 10M copies
Posted: 08.11.2012 04:07 by Comments: 2
Activision has announced in its investor call that the publisher enjoyed $226M in profit for the fiscal quarter just past, up from the $148M during the same period in 2011. Much of it is thanks to a rise in paid subscriptions for World of Warcraft.

The subscription increase of 900K users is almost certainly due to the latest expansion for the MMO, Mists of Pandaria.

According to CEO Robert Kotick, Mists of Pandaria had help, as he credited Diablo III, the Skylanders IP and the Call of Duty back catalog for spurring income. Diablo III, he announced, has sold 10M copies to date.

2003 is bright, as Kotick stated that the first expansion for Starcraft II, Heart of the Swarm, will debut in the first half of the year.

"As we look to 2013, we are cautious about business prospects given a continually challenged global economy, the ongoing console transition, and very difficult year-over-year comparables due to Blizzard’s record-shattering Diablo III sales in 2012," he promised.
Source: GameSpot


By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Nov 08, 2012
Depending on how much they change the Star Craft 2 setup - no more offline play and I'm simply not gonna bother. Open up the playing field to easier play with freinds from outside Europe or not?

SC2 and D3 where good games - but still a huge let down IMO.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Nov 08, 2012
Blizzard did well with the sales once again, but I have to agree that the permanently online feature doesn't really suite me that well. You don't always have internet with you, and thus you are forced to stop playing your game.