World of Warcraft breaks 8 million subscribers

The most successful MMORPG of all time just got successfuller: Blizzard today announced that World of Warcraft has surpassed 8 million subscribers. Two million of those subscribers are in North America, 1.5 million in Europe, and 3.5 million in China (the remainder are scattered throughout other parts of the world).

Will nothing stop this juggernaut? We recall attending a GDC 2005 session in which pundits asked (and failed to answer) the following question, "When will we see our first truly mass-market MMORPG?"

[Image credit: World of Warcraft Coke cans spotted at a supermarket by Flickr user hey-gem]

[Via WoW Insider.com]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.