City of Heroes drops 40,000 subscribers

According to Sir Bruce, he of the MMO subscriber numbers chart, CoH lost 40,000 subscribers from Sept. '04 to Dec. '04. That puts them at about 122,000 subscribers now. The game is set to launch in Europe today, however, so those numbers should rise. Still, that’s a 25% hit.

I’m sure that the launches of WoW and EQ2 will account for a lot of those lost subscribers. It makes me wonder what kind of impact WoW and EQ2 have had on other MMOs? Have other MMOs, like AC2, EQ, and DAoC taken a 25% hit?