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MMORPG Madness

Not sure if we’ve ever post gaming-related goodness (or GRG) here on the ‘sphere, but somehow this seemed worth noting.

With all the economic woe that permeates life these days, there’s one area of the entertainment market that’s still churning out sucesses: bieber– no, games. Last month, World of Warcraft Cataclysm (which we are told is an expansion to WoW– already the most lucrative online game), sold 4.7 million units. The expansion costs $40 and is estimated to have raked in $188 million in sales its first month alone.


(This guy(?) looks pretty happy about the success of Cataclysm).

Blizzard, the company that makes WoW, isn’t just delighting it’s more than 12 million global players (read: basement dwellers); Blizzard is also generating more than $1 billion a year in revenue from subscriptions alone and putting scores of developers and staff to work behind the scenes of their successful game titles. So, get your MMPORG on (that’s an acronym not the name of an ogre king) and pass the Mountain Dew.

Read more at VentureBeat. Special thanks to Leroy Jenkins.

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