In a recent interview, Itzik Ben Bassat, Vice President for Business Development and International at Blizzard makes a comment about how many people are playing WOW:
The population of Azeroth is bigger than the population of Israel.
Later on in the interview, he talks about the number of women playing WOW:
Over 10% of World of Warcraft players are female, which is something we are happy with and would like to grow.
I know WOW isn’t a country, but the man from Blizzard just compared Azeroth’s population to that of Israel. Given his comparison, and his statement about the population of women in Azeroth, I hardly think that one should be happy about the fact that with a population of over 6 million, only 10% are women.
Then again, though he’s happy with the number of women players, he wants to increase that number, too. I should think so. A population composed of just 10% women is bound to have all sorts of terrible social problems.