With WoW's first decade nearly complete, we begin to speculate what will come next for the fading champion of the MMO space. In today's Free Zone, we opine about a few things we think could happen. See what we think before letting us know your own thoughts in the comments.
It's SuperData's belief that WoW's total revenue for this April was $93 million. While pointing out that this is “not a bad sum”, the company says it represents a drop of 54 percent compared to $204 million only seven months earlier. Over the course of a full year, that would be more than $1.2 billion. To put this in perspective, this is right about one quarter of the $4.8 billion Activision brought in last year. What's more, we're also told that the game's player base in the eastern hemisphere has lost a substantial 1.3 million monthly active users.
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