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  • Oh boy... a million copies, you said?
    • Ok, 600k as of two weeks ago with 200k people online during peek holiday times.
      http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news _view&ne wsId=20050110005275&newsLang=en

      And Korea just came online.

      Yeah, do the math. $50 * 600k == 30 MILLION DOLLARS in the first couple months just from people buying the game. If even a third stay to play a 2nd month that's another 10 MILLION DOLLARS I wonder what the "break even" point is. How many user months do they need before dev costs are paid and how many user months do they need to pay for maintenance and continued improvements?
      • While I imagine Blizzard isn't seeing too much of the retail sales, I do imagine they are making a healthy share of the $10 million or so a month they are drawing in. I'm trying to be patient with regards to server stability, but $10 million a month should be able to buy whatever hardware and networking expertise they need to fix that aspect of things ;-)