Diablo 3: Insane sales numbers

by manylaughs on May 23, 2012

Blizzard Entertainment

 

Blizzard announced, today, some almost mind-boggling numbers for Diablo III.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that as of the first 24 hours of Diablo® III‘s release, more than 3.5 million copies had been sold, setting the new all-time record for fastest-selling PC game.* That number does not include the more than 1.2 million players who received Diablo III as part of signing up for the World of Warcraft® Annual Pass promotion. Altogether, more than 4.7 million gamers around the world were poised to storm Sanctuary on day 1 of Diablo III’s release — representing the biggest PC-game launch in history.

As of the first week of the game’s availability, that number had already grown to more than 6.3 million.* The above figures also do not include players in Korean Internet game rooms, where Diablo III has become the top-played game, achieving a record share of more than 39% as of May 22 .

Not bad for a mediocre game. I’ll have a review in my next post, but I think that ought to whet your appetite.

You can read the entire press release here.