Diablo III is the Fastest Selling PC Game of All Time
A press release published by Blizzard today revealed that Diablo III, which launched last week, sold more than 3.5 million copies within its first 24 hours of release, leading the company to claim the title of fastest selling PC game of all time. The number, says Blizzard, doesn’t include the 1.2 million players who got Diablo III after signing up for the World of Warcraft yearly pass promo.
After a week, the game has hit 6.3 million sales, and continues to grow, says the company.
Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime patted the company on the back, while also apologizing for the massive server outages that marred the launch experience for many last week:
“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. 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.”
One can only hope that the cash generated from the game’s sales will more than make up for all the money invested in its 11-year development. After 11 years, if a game doesn’t sell at least 6.5 million copies, you’d better just go kill yourself, I guess.
Via Business Wire