World of Warcraft subscribers top 12 million

Strong momentum ahead of Cataclysm's launch

The world's most popular subscription-based MMORPG is getting even more popular, with Blizzard sending world that World of Warcraft's subscriber base has topped 12 million.

The milestone was reached in the wake of the mainland Chinese launch of World of Warcraft's second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King.


It also follows this week's news that the game's third expansion, Cataclysm, will release on December 7.

It will be available on PC and Mac at a suggested retail price of US $39.99, while a special Collector's Edition will cost around $79.99.