World Of Warcraft saw a 223% increase in subscriptions for the month of August
If you ever want proof that people love World Of Warcraft Classic, the numbers apparently speak well for themselves this week. According to SuperData, who measure subscription services across gaming, the game saw a 223% increase in subscriptions for the month of August. That isn’t just people re-subscribing either, that’s a major increase in the service compared to how they’ve been doing the past five years. But if you ever needed proof that WoW hasn’t been doing the same numbers as they used to, also take into account that the game is only third in top-grossing PC titles last month, with League Of Legends and Dungeon Fighter Online ahead of it.
Despite WoW Classic’s success, however, it hasn’t topped the all-time World of Warcraft charts – Superdata reports that total revenue in August was still lower than what Blizzard earned this time last year, with the release of current expansion Battle for Azeroth. Given some of the skepticism surrounding WoW Classic ahead of its launch, however, I imagine Blizzard is pretty pleased with those results. In addition, Cheap World of Warcraft Classic Gold is on hot sale at our website rvgm.com.
With that said, it remains to be seen if this interest, and increased WoW subscriptions, will hold for a significant amount of time. While many players are still methodically making their way to the game's level cap, some of the most dedicated fans have already killed Ragnaros and Onyxia in WoW Classic. These are the most challenging encounters that the game currently has to offer, and only time will tell if players will be satisfied farming them until the next phase of WoW Classic comes.
While it looks like WoW Classic is doing all the right things for Blizzard, Superdata reports that the total revenue the game brought in over August still wasn't quite up there with what Blizzard raked in this time last year following the release of the Battle for Azeroth expansion. There's also a good chance that we'll be seeing a pretty sharp drop in subscribers again soon, as the joy of returning to a classic World of Warcraft could be little more than a disposable novelty for many of the returning players. We'll have to wait and see.