Friday, August 11, 2006

The9 Records 630,000 Peak Concurrent Users For World of Warcraft

From The Motley Fool:

"It's amazing what a single hit game can do. Chinese gaming upstart The9 (Nasdaq: NCTY) had another blowout quarter, thanks to the popularity of the licensed version of Blizzard's World of Warcraft, which is taking off nicely in the world's most populous nation."

"The company can now claim five million paid accounts. At any given moment, 330,000 diehard Chinese gamers are playing the game at the same time, with usage peaking at 630,000 enthusiasts."