I am just shocked that there is not stronger competition for wow. You would think developers all over would be clammering to make a good mmo after seeing the INSANE profits that Blizzard's single game turns out. Millions of people paying $15 dollar a month. Month after month. That is a lot of dough. Think about it. The profits that Blizzard receives from WoW are so astronomical compared to even best selling games like Modern Warfare 2. I read a report that modern warfare 2 hit over 1 billion in sales in january. Impressive indeed, but WoW makes over 100 million dollars... A MONTH!! Oh, and they have been doing it for more than what now? 5 Years? That does not even include the sales from the games itself, WoW, Burning Crusade, and WOTLK. Also, all the merchandise they sell. Add that all up and nothing compares to the sales of World of Warcraft.
So why is it that a 5 year old game only gets competition from NCsoft? Who the hell is NCsoft? lol I just can't believe some of the big name developers are not all over this. Really? Everyone is just going to leave this HUGE peice of pie to Blizzard? Why? The profit potential is insane yet no big names are trying to take advantage of this. Very very odd indeed. So now what? Well, its almost too late. Blizzard is going to win again with the new MMO they are currently working on. Unless another big name is already working on something we don't know about. After personally seeing the success story of World of Warcraft unvail I really thought MMO'S were the future of PC gaming. Constantly we hear of dwindling sales on the PC and how consoles are taking over. MMO's are are one weapon of the PC that consoles can not have and the sales potential of the genre have been exposed by Blizzard. Yet we still do not see the proper investment into the genre and it just totally baffles me. :o Mark my word... Blizzards next MMO will have the largest amount of money invested into it then any other game probably 5x over.