Whole Lotta Gnomes

Blizzard brags

Since SirBruce has been sleeping, I’ll go ahead and make some off the cuff analysis. Of interest is the continental breakdown:

  • North America: 2 million
  • Europe: 1.5 million
  • China: 3.5 million

That’s a fairly large market, but one that I suspect has room for expansion still (by Blizzard or others). To compare with their market share breakdown in August of 2005:

  • North America: 1 million
  • Europe: 1 million (as of January 2006)
  • China: 1.5 million

Interestingly, Korea isn’t in either of these breakdowns, despite being believed by most analysts to be the 3rd most popular MMOG in Korea.