Friday, April 11, 2008

WoW Hits 1 Million Concurrent Users in China

Interesting milestone was announced today by Blizzard. As reported by and The9, World of Warcraft recently exceeded 1 million concurrent users in China. WoW operates somewhat differently in China. There, Blizzard contracts out the provision of the game to The9, and players can pay by time spent in-game not by a flat monthly rate like in the U.S. WoW China is almost like a completely separate and independent MMORPG.

The footnote here is that these players aren't truly interconnected, as they are dispersed across hundreds or thousands of separate shards (servers). It will truly be amazing when a world can claim to have a million concurrent users all linked together, like the way Entropia or EVE work.