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World of Warcraft hits 12 million subs


Blizzard's just announced World of Warcraft has now hit 12 million subscribers.

The last figure given by the company was 11.5 million subs by Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime in Activision's Q4 financials.

"The support and enthusiasm that gamers across the world continue to show for World of Warcraft reaffirms our belief that it offers one of the best entertainment values available today," say Morhaime.

"We are as committed as ever to taking the game to new heights, and we look forward to demonstrating that with Cataclysm in December."

Blizzard announced on Monday the next expansion for the MMO, Cataclysm, will launch on December 7.

World of Warcraft launched in 2004 and has seen two expansions release for it since release: The Burning Crusade in 2007 and Wrath of the Lich King in 2008.

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