World of Warcraft subscribers over time
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Month/Year# of subscribersExternal ref
Number of subscribers (in millions)
Notes
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11/1/2004240000
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/128323/Seven_Years_Of_World_Of_Warcraft.php
0.24launch
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3/1/20051500000
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/5145/World_of_Warcraft_Reaches_15_Million_Subscribers_Worldwide.php
1.5Europe launch in 2/2005original story:
http://www.usgamer.net/articles/activision-stops-reporting-wow-subscriber-numbers-at-55-million
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6/1/20052000000
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/5696/World_of_WarCraft_Hits_2_Million_Subscribers.php
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more Activision financials than you'd ever want to know:
http://investor.activision.com/results.cfm
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7/1/20053500000
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/5989/Blizzards_China_Success_Spawns_35_Million_WoW_Userbase.php
3.5China launch in 6/2005 using distributor The9
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/128323/Seven_Years_Of_World_Of_Warcraft.php
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12/1/20055000000
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/7563/Blizzard_Announces_5_Million_WoW_Subscribers.php
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1/1/20065500000
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/7844/World_Of_WarCraft_Hits_1m_Euro_Customers_55m_Worldwide.php
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3/1/20066000000
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/8352/World_of_Warcraft_Reaches_6_Million_Subscriber_Total.php
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5/1/20066500000
http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=9980542
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11/1/20067500000
http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=10011313
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11
1/1/20078000000
http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=10006140
8The Burning Crusade
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3/1/20078500000
http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=10011312
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7/1/20079000000
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/14811/World_of_Warcraft_Hits_9_Million_Subscribers.php
9
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1/1/200810000000
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=17062
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5/1/200810000000
http://investor.activision.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=309134
10
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7/1/200810900000
http://investor.activision.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=325621
10.9
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9/1/200810900000
http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=2843586
10.9
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10/1/200811000000
http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=2847812
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11/1/200811000000
http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=2847815
11Wrath of the Lich King
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12/1/200811500000
http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=2847816
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3/1/200911500000
http://investor.activision.com/secfiling.cfm?filingID=1104659-09-31052
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6/1/200911000000
http://investor.activision.com/secfiling.cfm?filingID=1104659-09-48234
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China distributor changes from The9 to NetEase; Chinese users lose access to the game until 9/2009
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/24341/World_Of_Warcraft_China_Downtime_Continues_In_NetEase_Transition.php
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12/1/200911500000
http://investor.activision.com/secfiling.cfm?filingID=1047469-10-1649
11.5
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3/1/201011500000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/961834628x0x372614/5217BB27-4E72-42C9-B0CF-60C77E5D2BA6/ATVI%20CQ110%20slides%20FINAL.pdf
11.5
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6/1/201011500000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/961834628x0x393910/38720FD4-9085-42FE-9EB8-A29BC7FB3B7B/ATVI_C2Q10.pdf
11.5
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8/1/201011500000
http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=2847878
11.5
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9/1/201012000000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/961834628x0x415588/8E69E05E-E73D-4DCE-8A58-31A9FBCEF41B/ATVI_C3Q10_slides.pdf
12
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10/1/201012000000
http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=2847881
12
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12/1/201012000000
http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=2847886
12Cataclysm
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3/1/201111400000
http://investor.activision.com/secfiling.cfm?filingID=1104659-11-27381
11.4
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6/1/201111100000
http://investor.activision.com/secfiling.cfm?filingID=1104659-11-44296
11.1
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9/1/201110300000
http://investor.activision.com/secfiling.cfm?filingID=1104659-11-62236
10.3
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12/1/201110200000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/3064759116x0x541685/787ea4e2-d928-4139-8ae3-4e37250d2443/ATVI_News_2012_2_9_General.pdf
10.2
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3/1/201210200000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/961834628x0x567993/74B07BDA-5207-4A4D-8FBF-23F654B15FA6/ATVI_News_2012_5_9_Activision_Blizzard_Inc.pdf
10.2
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6/1/20129100000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/3064759116x0x588339/0e8e8276-63b9-439c-b19a-0dd5d37cbd7c/ATVI_News_2012_8_2_Activision_Blizzard_Inc.pdf
9.1
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9/1/201210000000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/3064759116x0x612530/8efb3a44-ce95-4b82-ab7c-2dc6cce28732/ATVI_Q3_2012_release_and_tables.pdf
10Mists of Pandaria
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10/1/201210000000
http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=7473409
10
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12/1/20129600000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/3064759116x0x634081/fbb6a75d-f965-442b-8d6a-bde335918118/Q4_2012_atvi_press_release.pdf
9.6
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3/1/20138300000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/3064759116x0x661950/3ea10697-2721-46d6-a188-c25fea50736e/ATVI%20Q1%202013%20press%20release.pdf
8.3
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6/1/20137700000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/3064759116x0x681465/ea54543c-8a45-48fe-abe6-0b38e7bb3208/ATVI_Q2_Press_Release_with_Tables_FINAL.pdf
7.7
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9/1/20137600000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/3064759116x0x704154/aea0172e-98c1-42d4-b5f5-b92cb86d3211/ATVI_Q3_press_release_with_tables.pdf
7.6
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12/1/20137800000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/961834628x0x724090/88C25F20-F14D-4D52-A5DA-E3A65B92BF7C/Q4_ATVI_Slides_2-6-14.pdf
7.8
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3/1/20147600000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/961834628x0x751916/7BAC22B2-D240-467F-AD04-E48E50DD7DFC/Q1_ATVI_Slides_FINAL_5-6-14.pdf
7.6
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6/1/20146800000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/961180131x0x773936/367E59A1-E228-468C-BD15-6F5F7A04AA6C/Q2_2014_ATVI_Earnings_Press_Release.pdf
6.8
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9/1/20147400000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/961180131x0x791321/DDCCB459-902C-47D2-BD2E-3498863DC6BA/ATVI_Q3_2014_Release_and_Tables.pdf
7.4
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12/1/201410000000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/961180131x0x807511/3FF882C5-E09D-4270-B7E3-EC34F6138AD3/Q4_2014_ATVI_Earnings_Press_Release.pdf
10Warlords of Draenor
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3/1/20157100000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/961180131x0x827026/99DDFB5F-D14E-43C4-9F96-F47621DE188A/Q1_2015_ATVI_Earnings_Press_Release.pdf
7.1
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6/1/20155600000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/961180131x0x843410/390F1F00-D54F-4E63-9E11-0AA7F94993F1/Q2_2015_ATVI_Earnings_Press_Release.pdf
5.6
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9/1/20155500000
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ACTI/961180131x0x858382/216DB65D-AE30-4996-A9D8-4D368B62937C/Q3_2015_ATVI_Earnings_Press_Release.pdf
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