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World of Warcraft Moves Past 50% Market Share

Posted Sat, Jun 03, 2006 by Ethec

World of Warcraft is officially the genre's 24K lb. elephant...

Citing MMOGchart.com figures, Ars Technica has done a little math and declared that WoW officially has more than 50% market share. Statistically, more than half of you have WoW accounts. Creepy.

The big surprise, however, was Blizzard's World of Warcraft, released in 2004. It quickly surpassed all its rivals in subscriptions, passing the six million mark in February of this year. Now, according to the web site MMOGCHART.com, it has hit a new milestone by moving past the 50 percent mark for market share of massively multiplayer online games.

View Ars Technica's take on WoW's predominance, then half of you should check out our WoW @ Ten Ton Hammer community site before logging in.


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