Diablo III Is The World’s Fastest Selling PC Game Ever

Blizzard Entertainment 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.†

But Diablo III’s launch was not as smooth as one would expect from such a high profile game. A lot of players weren’t able to play the single player campaign on launch day due to the game’s always-online DRM requirement; Hardcore fans of the game also didn’t like the game’s new cheerful atmosphere and its (over) simplification; Not to mention, the fact that hackers have already found a way to hack user accounts.

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STOP SAYING HACKERS HAVE FOUND WAYS TO HACK ACCOUNTS..they havent. Its just people with stupid password/user name combinations, who have probably been hacked before..or purchased gold for another game..and they probably used the same Email/pw combination for those sites as they do for their Games..or they visit too many porn sites and have a key logger installed. But saying hackers can bypass Login credentials, as you did in another story, is total BS

You're just full of

You're just full of brilliance today, aren't you? It's not only been proven and demonstrated that session ID's can be taken; but people with extreme security measures in place, and authenticators are being hacked as well. Sure, people get hacked because they blunder around the internet like idiots. But the fact remains, there is a serious flaw in the game ATM, and needs to be fixed. Blizzard thinks it's fun to give it's users the runaround though, which is sad.

That makes no sense son. Sold

That makes no sense son. Sold more because of DRM? No sense at all considering DRM is meant to stop used game sales (not piracy as most people seem to believe and as most companies preach). Devs can't simply state they're fighting used game sales because that'd turn retail against them (retailers make a lot of money from that), however devs get no money from used game sales so its actually harmful since people who buy used games MIGHT buy the full game if no used copy is available (unlike pirates who wouldnt buy the game if they couldnt get it for free). So yea, they say its to fight piracy, hacking or cheating but its a big lie. Anyway, it seems YOU have a bright future ahead, dont include me in your little group.

this game is shit

Game houses want to produce throwaway single player games to squeeze more and more money from people. After one or two years ..at the end of the cycle time..they will close their central servers and users will be forced to buy new shit because they will not have in their hands a good old game..but just unusable garbage. You are idiot Bertis because you just think at the quality of this game and you don't see the entire project around it. Most of the people is angry because Blizzard want to enforce their new market model to the world.

You're way off the mark. D3

You're way off the mark. D3 was never meant to be a game to be thrown away after a year or two, blizzard wanted D3 to last as long as D2 if not more, the real money auction house is proof. This time around they wanted a game to last 10 years while making them money instead of just generating costs like D2 did. I'm not opposed to that, the problem is that blizzard ignored mostly everything that made D2 a good game by trying to cater to casual gamers.

Last Paragraph?

Pretty sure it's just the trolls or idiots who think it's an oversimplification of D2. Sometimes you have to think things through and realise why they've done what they've done, then again, analysing things is not a strong point of the idiots.

right...

"Pretty sure it's just the trolls or idiots who think it's an oversimplification of D2. " - You either never played D2 or lack basic analytical skills. "Sometimes you have to think things through and realise why they've done what they've done" - To make the game more appealing to casual players who are intimidated by games with a semi-steep learning curve, in short, for money. Its obvious you want to sound smart but you failed to realize/state even such simple, straightforward facts. Sorry, analysing things (or being smart in general) isn't your cup of tea.

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Except that there's a depressing lack of skills customization. One of the best things about D2 was that there were so many different ways to customize your class, and with D3, you're stuck with what you're given. They seemed to think we'd be super excited about the runes, but they're just about useless. You still end up with really only 1 choice of attack for each class. Wheras D2, each class had any number of ways to allocate the skills.

Still . . .

Congratulations, you, among everyone else, managed to learn that you can use use whatever abilities you want together. You completely missed the point though. In D2, one of the things that made the game great was that you could put all of your points into one attack, or a certain group of them as you see fit. You could be totally useless, save for whirlwinding around, or you could group up several skills and PL them, making corpse explode super powerful. This is only one of about a dozen problems with this game, but only mentioning it because it's pertinent. The game is "Fun" but absolutely miserable as a suitable sequel to D1 and D2.

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