World of Warcraft loses 1.3M players in three months

Alexa Ray Correia, Polygon:

Massively multiplayer online title World of Warcraft lost approximately 1.3 million subscribers over three months, Activision Blizzard announced today in an earnings report.

Blizzard’s keeping a stiff upper lip, calling WoW still “the number one subscription-based MMORPG in the world,” but admits that player attrition is going to continue. It also says it’s going to continue to dedicate resources to it, releasing more content and making it easier for lapsed players to return to the fold.