Sunday, 29 May 2011

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game.
The most popular of all such games, it boasts 11.4 million paying players.
If it were considered a country, it would be the 73rd most populous, higher on the list than Greece, Sweden, and the Czech Republic.
If it were a state, it would be the 8th most populous, with 1 and a half million more people than Michigan.
If it were a city, it would be the 6th most populous, coming in ahead of Tokyo, New York City, and London.





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76 Comments:

At 29 May 2011 at 14:54 , Blogger ttoti said...

Damn! Thats crazy!

 
At 29 May 2011 at 14:54 , Blogger Sleemac said...

And I still do not understand its ungoing popularity. Sure it was decent when it launched but now there is a ton of games with better entertainment/time ratio out there

 
At 29 May 2011 at 14:58 , Blogger Jammer said...

I admit, I play this game and I enjoy Cata.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 15:01 , Blogger Dave said...

Its amazing that so many poeple play World of Warcraft.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 15:11 , Blogger Kicking Rocks said...

too many warcrack heads!

 
At 29 May 2011 at 15:17 , Blogger TIMMYTHEROBOT said...

I played that game for a while - it's really addicting, pretty crazy that it has more active subscribers than some countries.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 15:25 , Blogger Help Sketch said...

Wow. It's crazy when you look at it like this.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 15:30 , Blogger Dejch said...

only 11.4 million?

 
At 29 May 2011 at 15:54 , Blogger wellpickedbooger said...

I would not want to live in the World of Warcraft city. I played from just after launch to after Ulduar was released (ugh, nerd memories), & while I still have friends I made while playing, altogether, it was so much wasted time.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 16:06 , Blogger JDOGMMA said...

11.4 Million people, all wasting time.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 16:14 , Blogger Pool Fool said...

I thought a lot more people are playing this game, 11 m do not sounds that much when I heard that top gear is watched by 250-300m at a time

 
At 29 May 2011 at 16:24 , Blogger Michael said...

I am free of WoW.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 17:03 , Blogger Jesse Crows said...

oh jeez if only they made WoW somehow productive

 
At 29 May 2011 at 17:29 , Blogger Tom said...

Wow. Weird when you think about it. Not much of a WoW fan though myself.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 17:40 , Blogger Ada said...

I heard that their subs are dropping. It's still a good game (seriously, it's well-designed in many ways) but the community is really horrendous.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 17:42 , Blogger dalexus said...

wow include private serwers and WoW players could make own continent xd

 
At 29 May 2011 at 18:05 , Blogger ed said...

thats kinda sad

 
At 29 May 2011 at 18:11 , Blogger PeaceLoveandSharpies said...

I just want to point out that you got over 110 followers in 9 days.

THAT is a number that's exponentially growing at a mind blowing rate! :D
Congrats!
Have some Skittles. :D

 
At 29 May 2011 at 18:31 , Blogger Zach said...

Pretty crazy, too bad (or good) I could never get into it.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 18:41 , Blogger Mercurio said...

I like that game but it went too expensive.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 18:45 , Blogger Domino said...

I only played the Beta, I never liked the game :/ but interesting info!

 
At 29 May 2011 at 18:47 , Blogger Makel said...

Crazy!

 
At 29 May 2011 at 19:11 , Blogger tony said...

::clapping:: another great breakdown!

 
At 29 May 2011 at 19:38 , Blogger billyroll said...

And don't forget that legitimate economic analysis has been done using the in game economy.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 20:03 , Blogger D4 said...

The eff, man.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 20:11 , Blogger OatmealStout said...

11.4 million are not contributing to society.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 20:46 , Blogger fit4life said...

that is actually kind of sad.

 
At 29 May 2011 at 21:32 , Blogger Skankin_Pete said...

Its also insane how much money this game has made for blizzard

 
At 29 May 2011 at 22:11 , Blogger Michelangelo said...

Oh nice curious stuff! :D

 
At 29 May 2011 at 22:55 , Blogger Astronomy Pirate said...

Never played it, people really dedicate this much time to a game?

 
At 29 May 2011 at 23:21 , Blogger Doc_Waffles said...

I was one of those people :O

 
At 29 May 2011 at 23:26 , Blogger srnajera said...

crazy men LS

 
At 29 May 2011 at 23:34 , Blogger Stephen said...

Pretty ridiculous stuff!

 
At 29 May 2011 at 23:42 , Blogger SeanExact said...

and i would be in that city..... hahaha

 
At 29 May 2011 at 23:52 , Blogger NorthernLad said...

Yeah, WoW really has some amazing numbers going for it. But I thought it had more subscribers?

 
At 30 May 2011 at 00:03 , Blogger Filler of that space said...

That's population of a average country!

 
At 30 May 2011 at 00:07 , Blogger TJ said...

Lots of players, I wonder how many players have played in total(if that makes sense) Past and present.

 
At 30 May 2011 at 00:09 , Blogger Dola said...

wow thats insane stupid blizzard XD

 
At 30 May 2011 at 00:47 , Blogger evldmn said...

More people playing, than there are in my country(Bulgaria) :D

 
At 30 May 2011 at 01:11 , Blogger gman said...

In a sense wOW is a nation. A nation of like minded individuals following a common purpose and ideal.

 
At 30 May 2011 at 01:20 , Blogger Miyamoto Karyuu said...

yeah..WoW is so huge nowadays O_o

 
At 30 May 2011 at 01:25 , Blogger phosports said...

wow, never knew how many people played WoW

 
At 30 May 2011 at 01:27 , Blogger Jason said...

Ahh The days of warcraft - Long gone!

 
At 30 May 2011 at 01:40 , Blogger Daniel said...

if it were a city, would have the biggest killing crime of all time

 
At 30 May 2011 at 01:56 , Blogger JamieGraham09 said...

Thats mad, I used to play and it was addictive... but really was just a waste of time! but I suppose any game is

 
At 30 May 2011 at 02:02 , Blogger irdumb2 said...

holy jesus haha

 
At 30 May 2011 at 02:06 , Blogger kxxthanxx said...

give them the vote!

 
At 30 May 2011 at 02:15 , Blogger Moobeat said...

addicting game

 
At 30 May 2011 at 02:58 , Blogger logo mess said...

hahaha pretty nice facts! wird though

 
At 30 May 2011 at 03:08 , Blogger HiFi said...

Crazy numbers!

 
At 30 May 2011 at 04:05 , Blogger Matt said...

Thats crazy, once you start putting all these numbers into perspective the reality of it all hits home.

 
At 30 May 2011 at 05:27 , Blogger baka1236 said...

ah yes, WoW

i quit unfortunately, so i can't be part of that country

 
At 30 May 2011 at 05:27 , Blogger Leo Stahl said...

Wow that's some crazy shiz!

 
At 30 May 2011 at 07:35 , Blogger Easy Smile ! said...

interresting post, i used to play this game too :o

 
At 30 May 2011 at 08:40 , Blogger Finn Phoenix said...

That is a lot of MONEY

 
At 30 May 2011 at 08:58 , Blogger Marian said...

that's just.. awesome.

 
At 30 May 2011 at 09:21 , Blogger tissue rejection said...

ha that's pretty interesting

 
At 30 May 2011 at 11:15 , Blogger The Viking said...

Pretty cool info! I actually thought there were more people in Greece.

 
At 30 May 2011 at 11:19 , Blogger Alphalpha said...

Wow, that's way more users than I expected.

 
At 30 May 2011 at 11:25 , Blogger JkF50 said...

This blog, honestly never ceases to amaze me.

 
At 30 May 2011 at 12:22 , Blogger Thorfan said...

I used to be one of those WoW players. Great numbers :D

 
At 30 May 2011 at 12:36 , Blogger CCCombobreaker said...

Cata is making the population going down!

 
At 30 May 2011 at 12:39 , Blogger Quick Reads said...

Haha hey man! Really nice blog, i love how you explain it really simple, take care, following!

 
At 30 May 2011 at 12:40 , Blogger Rob said...

They really should move all the WoW players to their own country or city. Could you imagine it? Ah... A city full of nerds...

They'd name that land Mega Tokyo or something else that references comic books or video games like that.

 
At 30 May 2011 at 13:29 , Blogger Trolske said...

I tried it...but paying for a game thats consumes your life? No way!

 
At 30 May 2011 at 13:49 , Blogger Malkavian said...

the International Confederation World of Warcraft. ICWOW The new world order is at Hand.....

 
At 30 May 2011 at 14:05 , Blogger Xenototh said...

The jump between city and state is kinda mind blowing. 8th in state but only 6th in city, that is crazy!

 
At 30 May 2011 at 14:31 , Blogger Colin Biano said...

it's hard to imagine that many people still play it

 
At 30 May 2011 at 15:20 , Blogger kite1099 said...

WoW is boss.

 
At 30 May 2011 at 16:11 , Blogger Kristof Unpronounceable said...

Why isn't this about eve online :P

 
At 30 May 2011 at 17:13 , Blogger timbz said...

Its amazinggggggggggggggggggg

 
At 30 May 2011 at 17:42 , Blogger Simon black said...

Pretty much, but feels like there were more people playing it before, not sure if thats the case though.

 
At 30 May 2011 at 20:27 , Blogger Alexandra said...

sounds awesome, my bf plays it all the time :-P

 
At 30 May 2011 at 20:38 , Blogger Roysizzle said...

LOL A WHOLE FUCKING CITY OF WORLD OF WARCRAFT PLAYERS. HAHAHAA. That was jokes. I lol'd. Keep up the good work brah.

 
At 31 May 2011 at 02:55 , Blogger Doro said...

OMG! Really big numbers. They can rule the world.

 
At 31 May 2011 at 11:06 , Blogger Zertuzzi said...

i cant keep my eyes of your page mmmm

 

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