You read that right. World of Warcraft has reached a subscriber base of over 12 Million people. This places Azeroth at number 71 on the most populated countries according to the CIA World Factbook. That nudges Zambia out of the position.
Lets put this in perspective for a second though. For arguments sake lets say all 12 Million pay the $12.99 a month fee for 6 months at a time. That means Activision-Blizzard is raking in approx $155,880,000 a month. A MONTH!!!! That is more money then most of us will see in our lifetime. I guess I can see why so many people are jumping on the MMO train when they see someone making that much money.