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The forces of Sanctuary already stand more than 6.3-million strong and growing

PARIS, France -- May 23, 2012 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today 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.†



Source: http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/press/pressreleases.html?id=4662221
 
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Should I buy this game or what ?
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I love it
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No wonder they had server issues.
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Next Monday they can add my copy to their numbers. I've been playing Starter Edition and damn the game is good.
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No wonder they had server issues.

Yup. I don't think anyone expected this amount of people for a luanch.
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Launch was 1:00AM for me on tuesday. Couldn't log in until 2AM. Since I took the week off from work, I managed lvl 60 demon hunter by thursday and have since been playing continuiously since smile.gif
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Set the record for the most people not able to play a game that they paid $60 bucks for.
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So... the best estimates put them at selling 5 million copies in the first year and they sold 6.3 in the first week. It all makes sense now, Blizzard always seems to under estimate sales numbers for big launches. Also, the article states that the game hasn't even launched in Russia or South America yet, it'll be interesting to see how many they manage to sell in the first year.
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So... the best estimates put them at selling 5 million copies in the first year and they sold 6.3 in the first week. It all makes sense now, Blizzard always seems to under estimate sales numbers for big launches. Also, the article states that the game hasn't even launched in Russia or South America yet, it'll be interesting to see how many they manage to sell in the first year.

The came close to beating MW3 in their first week. Mighty impressive for a PC game if you ask me.

I'll keep my other opinions too myself so we don't crud up another thread biggrin.giflachen.gif
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