“There is but one step from the grotesque to the horrible.”
BfA: The Bad Detective
So, the question everywhere seems to be if WoW is bleeding subscribers. It might be, I’d not be surprised. The stories I hear in game are of players leaving or certainly not playing every day.
Can we take a look?
The Questionable Detective visited Realm Pop US to take a look. He scrolled the slider to “all 120s”.
On the mouse over for RP/Normal, we see the number 2,275,857.
Do we assume that everyone has two 120s or that many have yet to ding 120? There is no way to fold in Alts as a factor. We could guess; maybe everyone has two 120s which would make the US population at one million subscribers and then we could guess that to double that for Europe and then, maybe, double again for Asia.
This is the Realm Pop EU link right here.
The Horrible Detective has no idea where to find Africa or Australia.
It is possible that WoW has four million active subscribers, not including China.
Or if the bulk of subs only have one 120, then the number could be up around six million!
The butler did it.
IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–When the Battle for Azeroth™ erupted worldwide last week, champions of the Alliance and the Horde around the globe were called upon to fight for their faction. Heroes everywhere turned out in force, and Blizzard Entertainment today announced that as of Battle for Azeroth’s first full day of launch on August 14, more than 3.4 million units of the latest World of Warcraft® expansion had sold through worldwide—setting a new day-one sales record for the franchise and making it one of the fastest-selling PC games of all-time. August 23, 2018.