9 Million smoking the Warcraft pipe

After Blizzard phoned-in their E3 appearance, they've hit another milestone before they wreak chaos with BlizzCon and other planned announcements -- they've got 9 million World of Warcraft addicts. Yes, Blizzard is happy to announce that they continue to assist the fall of western civilization with their massively multiplayer crack-dispensing online game.

"We're thrilled that gamers around the world have continued to embrace World of Warcraft so enthusiastically," says Mike Morhaime, president of Blizzard. He better watch out or the US government might drop a napalm bomb on his house Clear and Present Danger-style for being an enemy combatant in the war on drugs. The US is still fighting that, right? It's so hard to keep up with all the world of warcrafting going on.

Since premiering in 2004, World of Warcraft is apparently continuing to increase their player base despite reports to the contrary. The South Park episode featuring WoW was also recently nominated for an Emmy. How do we not have a WoW money-printing animated picture yet? WoW alone must produce more cash per month then the GDP of many nations at this point. Time for another hit.

[Via Press Release]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.