Games

February 10, 2012
 

World of Warcraft Annual Pass has more than one million subscribers

Share

World-of-Warcraft

Blizzard have hinted at the success of the World of Warcraft Annual Pass deal that they launched at Blizzcon last year. In last night’s Activision Blizzard earnings call, transcribed by Seeking Alpha, Blizzard CEO Mark Morhaime revealed that “to date, we have signed up more than 1 million players in the West.”

The deal offers subscribers a free copy of Diablo 3 along with 12 months of WoW game time, which could be paid for monthly. At £8.99 a month, the Annual Pass essentially costs £107.88 per player, which means the scheme has made at least £107,880,000.

A portion of those buyers would have subscribed to WoW for the next year anyway, of course, and the figure has to be offset against all of those free copies of Diablo 3 that were given away with the offer, but it’s a big sum nonetheless. It’ll also help to stabilise WoW’s long term prospects after a subscriber dip last year.

It seems that WoW is holding its own against Star Wars: The Old Republic, too. Morhaime says that pre-Christmas WoW updates have “contributed to retaining our players in the wake of competitive launches.” Did you sign up for the annual pass? Do you still reckon it was a good deal?

Share




 
 

 
 

‘Batman V Superman’ (‘Man Of Steel 2:’) Momoa Finally Dishes On Aquaman – Design & Trend

  With Jason Momoa’s DC role as Aquaman now confirmed, the actor no longer has to hide behind “no comment” statements. Although rumors have focused on Momoa since 2013, this past weekend fans finally g...
by Geek Staff
0

 
 
 

‘Star Trek 3′ News: William Shatner to Appear in Film – Christian Post

Youtube Screenshot/ file William Shatner Since the first “Star Trek” reboot, fans have been hoping that some of the original cast members of “Star Trek” would be featured in the new films. Many were thri...
by Geek Staff
0

 
 
 

Star Trek’s sci-fi technologies: how close are they to becoming science fact? – Mirror.co.uk

Australian researchers have this week created a small-scale ‘tractor beam’ that can move tiny particles over a distance of 20cm in the lab. It’s not quite on the scale of the Star Trek Enterprise’s tract...
by Geek Staff
0