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11-30-2009 @ 10:44PM
What does this mean for Blizzard?
11-30-2009 @ 11:25PM
Functionally nothing. The point is, The9 lost their contract with Blizzard, that's why their revenues ared down so dramatically. The effect on Blizzard comes from the bureaucratic deathmatch over certifying The9's successor. In THAT fight, Blizzard is losing billions. Not just the loss of it's subscribers, but millions of potential subscribers in possibly the world's greatest video game market. Who knows how many they would have by now if service had never been interrupted?
12-01-2009 @ 1:25AM
But that's what I mean. How much is Blizzard losing because of the loss of this contract and all of these users? How big of a section of their market is China?
12-01-2009 @ 11:53AM
China was their largest chunk of players. Whenever you see them boasting 11 million players, know that only 2.5 million (or so) are in North America.
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