It seems the long 12 year wait was worth it as Diablo III has become the fastest selling PC game ever!.
Diablo III sold a whopping 3.5 million copies in its first 24 hours of being available according to Blizzard’s internal records and reports from key distribution partners. However, this impressive figure doesn’t include the 1.2 million copies that were given to players who were signed up to the World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion.
At the end of the first week of availability, 6.3 million people had got their hands on a copy of the game which is impressive reading alone. Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime stated the following:
“We’re definitely thrilled that so many people around the world were excited to pick up their copy of Diablo 3 and jump in the moment it went live. We also regret that our preparations were not enough to ensure everyone had a seamless experience when they did so. I want to reaffirm our commitment to make sure the millions of Diablo 3 players out there have a great experience with the game moving forward, and I also want to thank them for their ongoing support.”
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