World of Warcraft players going to Star Wars: The Old Republic?
The launch of the online role playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic in late December last year has had a negative influence on the amount of subscribers of World of Warcraft, the dominant online role playing game for the last 10 years.
The decline of WoW subscribers since December 2011 is partially explainable by the release of The Old Republic. The last time that game developer Blizzard announced how many subscribers it had was in 2011, the game had 10,3 million subscribers back than. Since WoW reached its peak of 12 million subscribers in 2010 the game is declining slowly, though 10,3 million subscribers is still a lot more than those of any other online role playing game on the market.
At the moment Electronic Art’s online role playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic has reached 1,7 million subscribers, so yet still a long way from WoW’s 10,3 million but rapidly growing.