Diablo 3 Sells 30 Million Copies, While World of Warcraft Reaches Lowest Ever Subscriber Base

Some good and bad news for Blizzard in its latest earnings report.

Posted By | On 05th, Aug. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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For Blizzard, the news that World of Warcraft seems to be dying would once have been devastating- not too many years ago, the company was entirely reliant on World of Warcraft, having released no other new product for almost half a decade. However, today, Blizzard has managed to return to some of its other classic franchises successfully, while also having launched some incredibly popular new IPs in Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.

So it makes sense that in spite of World of Warcraft’s subscriber numbers having reached their lowest point in a decade – we are now at 5.6 million subscribers, in spite of the launch of Warlords of Draenor less than a year ago – Blizzard still had a strong showing, with revenues being up year on year.

A lot of this has to do with Diablo 3, which has now sold over 30 million units worldwide- for a game that was panned as widely as Diablo 3 was at launch, that is a hell of a comeback. The launch of the Reaper of Souls expansion was surely crucial in staging the turnaround for this game.

Meanwhile, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm are doing great for Blizzard too, and when Overwatch launches later this year in beta, that is sure to join Blizzard’s growing list of successful products as well.

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  • SquidMcFishfish

    Warlords of Draenor was the weakest expansion to date. With Activision pulling the strings at Blizzard, we’ll get a crappy, half made expansion every year just like the other franchises Bobby Kotick, nearly the most hated man in gaming, has sucked the money right out of like a vampire on a rape date with an 18 year old.

    • John Pombrio

      I loved the Warlords of Draenor expansion. As a solo PVE player with 11 alts, it was perfect for me.

  • Derek Hollingshead

    A Blizzard employee had the nerve to ask me for my marriage certificate to prove my identity; after getting my phone replaced, and having my autheticator screwed up. Talk about an invasion of privacy… That’s why I will never do business with Blizzard again, especially after being a faithful customer for over a decade.

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