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1-31-2009 @ 12:52AM
@The Clawthe $172m calculation is based on monthly. The $400m earning is yearly. $172m monthly * 12months > $400m / year. The author actually DID take into account that some part of the world didn't pay that much:"But we know that a lot of folks have discount plans, and the charge isn't the same across the globe. I can easily believe a $400 million yearly earning from subscriptions, and am actually surprised it's not higher."
1-31-2009 @ 7:05AM
The point is that the $172 million figure should never have been mentioned, because multiplying the 11.5 million worldwide subscribers by the $15/month US subscription fee is completely meaningless. Completely. You might as well multiply the number of bytes in WoW.exe by your shoe size and call that their monthly revenue.
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