Diablo 3 sets PC sales record23 May 2012
Blizzard has revealed their sales figures for Diablo 3 which makes the ARPG sequel the fastest selling PC game according to their internal sales records.
The game sold a whopping 3.5 million copies on release and an additional 1.2 milion players are playing the game through the World of Warcraft annual pass. Since launch, Blizzard state that 6.3 million games in total have now been sold.
It’s no huge surprise there were connection problems on launch day with 4.7 million players all hitting the servers at midnight on release.
“We’re definitely thrilled that so many people around the world were excited to pick up their copy of Diablo III and jump in the moment it went live,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “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 III players out there have a great experience with the game moving forward, and I also want to thank them for their ongoing support.”
“Regarding today’s announcement, we recognize that setting a new launch record is a big achievement,” Morhaime continued. “However, we’re especially proud of the gameplay feedback we’ve received from players worldwide. We’re pleased that Diablo III has lived up to players’ high expectations, and we’re looking forward to welcoming more players into Sanctuary in the days ahead.”
Now all Blizzard need to do is sort ot the account hacking problems that are currently plagueing the game and players will be happy.