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World of Warcraft: 5 Million Users and Counting

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Blizzard Entertainment announced today that their wildly successful MMORPG “World of Warcraft” has surpassed 5 million users worldwide.

From the official press release: “World of Warcraft’s growth continues to exceed all our expectations,” said Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We want to reiterate our thanks to the millions of players worldwide and to all the retailers who have enthusiastically supported the game over the past year. Our commitment to continue growing World of Warcraft is stronger than ever, with development on future content patches and on our 2006 expansion, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, well underway. We look forward to offering even more content for current customers in the months ahead and welcoming new players into the world this holiday season.”

Blizzard’s expansion pack“World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade” will add new lands, quests, monsters, magic items, spells and abilities, two new player races, a new player profession, 10 new levels of power for players to achieve, and much more.”

Attracting 5 million users is a tremendous achivement – hopefully the release of “The Burning Crusade” will lure many of those gamers who have hit a wall at level 60 back into the game.

Posted by Sean

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