Diablo may be evil as evil can get, but he still somehow manages to maintain a certain level of popularity among the PC crowd. Could it be his charm or, perhaps, his dashing good looks? Either way, Diabo III manages to smash day-one sales records on PC.
Within 24 hours of its release, Diablo III has sold over 3.5 million copies on PC. However, that doesn’t include players who got the game as part of the World of Warcraft annual pass. That puts numbers at 4.7 million players in just the first day.
If we’re talking weeks here, Diablo II has sold over 6.3 million copies within the first week of release.
Blizzard founder and CEO Mike Morhaime had this to say on the matter:
Regarding today’s announcement, we recognize that setting a new launch record is a big achievement. 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.
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