For once there was an Activision Blizzard financial conference call this evening where we were not waiting for some sort of release date. This evening there was not much to shout about regarding Diablo 3 but here are a few points to note from Blizzard.

    • World of Warcraft ended the year with 10.2 million paying subscribers, down only slightly from 10.3 million in the previous quarter.
    • 2 million took part in the Diablo 3 beta.
    • Record pre-orders for Diablo 3 which includes 1.2 milion WOW annual passes.

    I wonder what the record pre-orders were, not including the annual passes. Also the figures for the Collector’s Edition would be good to see. It seems those babies are all but sold out now.

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