While a Polish gaming magazine reported that World of Warcraft has 10.1 million active accounts, Blizzard has since denied this.
Update: Blizzard Entertainment claims Tom Chilton never discussed the World of Warcraft subscriber numbers.
With the release of Warlords we saw one of the game's most dramatic boom-and-bust cycles for recruiting.
In advance of the Activision-Blizzard second quarter earning results today, the company has issued a press release that includes the number of active World of Warcraft subscribers in the second quarter of 2015: 5.6 million.
World of Warcraft's subscriber numbers are down this quarter, but the game continues to be the world's top subscription-based MMORPG.