What do analysts analyze? Not the news, apparently, as a WoW vs Warhammer report from Lazard Capital Markets’ Colin Sebastian seems to suggest.
"We do not expect [Warhammer Online to have] a significant negative impact in the near-term on World of Warcraft — and note that preorders of the upcoming [WoW] expansion pack rank as one of the best selling games on Amazon.com and other retail websites," Sebastian told Edge.
Additionally, he expects WoW to vacuum up another 1 million players over the next year, mostly as a result of Wrath of the Lich King’s predetermined success.
"...our conversations at BlizzCon suggest limited interest in [Warhammer Online] among core WoW users,” he added.
We’ll let you guys handle this one.