World of Warcraft drops another 800k subscribers; Diablo III has sold 20M units


Today's Activision Blizzard earnings call revealed that World of Warcraft has suffered another significant hit to its subscriptions: The game has lost 800,000 subs over the last quarter, bringing the playerbase down to 6.8 million subscribers.

The game announced a loss of 100k last November, a gain of 200k in February, and another loss of 200k in May. WoW has lost over 3 million players in the gap between Mists of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor.

Blizzard claims that most of the losses were "disproportionately concentrated in the East."

There is some good news for the company: ARPG Diablo III has sold over 20 million copies since its launch in spring 2012.