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World of Warcraft subscriptions continue to drop

7.6 million players remain, almost half of peak popularity
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World of Warcraft subscriptions are continuing to drop, as the MMO approaches its tenth birthday.

Publisher Activision Blizzard revealed that the number of active players was now at 7.6 million, having dropped by 100,000 in the last quarter.

The game had previously fallen by a more considerable 600,000 users during Q2 2013.

Both numbers are far below the game’s peak popularity – hitting 12 million subscribers in 2010 – but despite the drops it still retains the title of the world’s most popular subscription-based MMORPG.

The game, which will next year celebrate its tenth birthday, is also set for a new expansion – Warlords of Draenor – which may bolster player numbers.

In comparison, the executive producer of MMO EVE Online recently told PCR that despite reaching its tenth anniversary in May, the game’s player count has only continued to grow.

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