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11-15-2007 @ 3:16PM
Fact: Vivendi was near bankruptcy before World of Warcraft.Implication: World of Warcraft turned Vivendi around completely, making it actually a profitable company.While World in Conflict probably did help Vivendi's profits, it has nowhere near the effect that World of Warcraft had, and continues to have on their profit margin. They no doubt make well over $1 billion per year on subscriptions to WoW, and while a significant chunk probably does go to game maintenance/development, there is also probably a significant chunk that comes in as pure profit. Combine that with package sales... yeaaaah.Numbers are only going to go up with Wrath of the Lich King too. Tons of people say WoW's population is decreasing and while that may be true as far as actual players are concerned, their subscription count continues to increase.
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