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so you have to unload your account to your paypal account each time you reach the 250$ maximum?

That is correct. You can obviously spend the money to get items for yourself or buy Blizzard products at their website should you choose to do so.
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You should research how many games took a sales hit because of public perception. DRM and selling essential in-game items or DLC are the 2 most controversial issues with games - Diablo 3 has them both. The Diablo name isn't nearly as strong as it once was - this is something Blizzard doesn't seem to understand. Sure, you have thousands of people who are loyal to the franchise, but you also have about a decade of new gamers that don't know or don't care to know Diablo.
I'm not saying the game will be a failure - I'm saying it isn't the sure-fire cash-cow that they assume it is - it's been 12 years after all. Blizzard really needs to tread carefully... a few fan threads don't necessarily reflect the millions of potential buyers you're trying to attract.

Diablo 3 is the most pre-ordered game in history.
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Diablo 3 is the most pre-ordered game in history.

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It is Amazon's most pre-ordered game ever but the most overall pre-orders? I doubt that.
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It is Amazon's most pre-ordered game ever but the most overall pre-orders? I doubt that.

This, I bet swotr or bf3 or even one of the modern crapfares will beat it in overall pre orders.
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He said "Diablo 3 is the most pre-ordered game in history." Those are just current pre-orders on games that aren't out yet.
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He said "Diablo 3 is the most pre-ordered game in history." Those are just current pre-orders on games that aren't out yet.

And they're also only Physical and not Digital and a month old, but point is, find a chart from any already released game and try to beat it. Doubtful it will happen.
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And they're also only Physical and not Digital and a month old, but point is, find a chart from any already released game and try to beat it. Doubtful it will happen.

I have a hard time believing that in the history of video games there has not been a single game that has had more pre-orders than Diablo III. I would be pleasantly surprised if there were proof of it though and for the record I am a huge Diablo fan.
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I have a hard time believing that in the history of video games there has not been a single game that has had more pre-orders than Diablo III. I would be pleasantly surprised if there were proof of it though and for the record I am a huge Diablo fan.

Well, like I said. Look for a chart that says otherwise. Halo would be one of the few I think can top Diablo 3 in pre-orders. But only because it appeals to a larger fan base ( mainly console gamers, and maybe even pc this time around ) and it's name is just as large and it's been a while since a the last real Halo. I just don't see many games having the same cult following that big names like Diablo, WoW, CoD and Halo do.

And also remember, it's only for PC. Other games may be able to get more pre orders because they're available for PC / PS3 / XBOX. But the PC gaming scene just isn't as widespread as consoles.

And remember. Pre-sales don't count as total sales. Because there's no way Diablo 3 will beat total sales of games like CoD and the like. Mainly because of it's genre, and pc exclusivity.
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Well, like I said. Look for a chart that says otherwise. Halo would be one of the few I think can top Diablo 3 in pre-orders. But only because it appeals to a larger fan base ( mainly console gamers, and maybe even pc this time around ) and it's name is just as large and it's been a while since a the last real Halo. I just don't see many games having the same cult following that big names like Diablo, WoW, CoD and Halo do.
And remember. Pre-sales don't count as total sales. Because there's no way Diablo 3 will beat total sales of games like CoD and the like. Mainly because of it's genre, and pc exclusivity.

Yeah I dunno, there have been so many huge titles over the years and I really don't feel like look at their pre-orders 1 by 1 haha. But yeah I hear you, Diablo really does have a huge following but most pre-orders ever? Of all time? In the history of video games? I'm repeating myself a lot here but I have to believe otherwise until I see concrete proof. It really doesn't matter anyway.
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