World of Warcraft - multiplayer gamesBy the start of the year, Blizzard announced that World of Warcraft's subscriptions remained stale during 2009. The acclaimed MMORPG had 11.5 million subscribers.

However, even before the Cataclysm expansion, Blizzard revealed that WoW now has over 12 million subscribers. According to Blizzard, the launch of World Of WarCraft : Wrath Of The Lich King in China contributed to this increase.