has posted its Q4 2012 earnings report
today showing a rise in profits totaling $1.14 billion, or a 257 percent increase
over last year. While this is certainly good news for the company and fans of most of its titles, World of Warcraft
subscribers have dropped to 9.6 million from the Q3 2012 number of 10 million
, but still up from the Q2 2012 figure of 9.1 million
Of course, World of Warcraft
is in no danger of losing its position as the number one subscription-based MMO title, according to the company, but with most MMOs switching over or launching with no subscription, the competition in that realm continues to dwindle.