|Diablo III sets 24-hour PC launch record|
|Posted: 23.05.2012 16:53 by Nick Akerman||Comments: 3|
Blizzard today announced that only 24 hours after release, more than 3.5 million copies of Diablo III had been sold, setting a new all-time record for fastest-selling PC game.
That number does not include more than 1.2 million players who received Diablo III as part of signing up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion. In total, more than 4.7 million players received the game on day one, confirming the biggest PC launch in history.
Within the first week, this number had already grown to 6.3 million players. This doesn't include players in Korean Internet game rooms where the title has become a huge hit. As of 22nd May, 39% of Korean players were spending time with Blizzard's product.
"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," announced Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder 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."