World of Warcraft assimilates 12 million worldwide

Blizzard has announced today that World of Warcraft has hit 12 million paying subscribers worldwide. This is following the 11.5 million subscription number that the game sat at for well over six months. During that time the game’s fate in China was undetermined as it was inbetween publishers there and Wrath of the Lich King was undergoing a massive face-lift to get past the Chinese censors. Now that Lich King has been released in China, subscription numbers are going up again and with Cataclysm coming on December 7th; expect more people to be sucked into the addiction.