Diablo III has sold 3.5 million copies in its first 24 hours on sale.
Impressive numbers, the game is awesome!
I always wonder why Blizzard games sell this much. If i was ubisoft everybody would pirate because of the online drm. If more pc games sold like this than pc gamers would never have to complain about console port ever agian! Devs would make more PC exclusives! Not saying the game isn't awsome. But there is Definitely fanboism at play. I haven't been pc gaming as long as most diablo fans. soo maybe I am confused? Isn't this bias against other devs like ubi? Who get their asses handed to them for online drm? Gamers knew Diablo 3 had online drm and didn't care. It sold like a Cod game on xbox! But still this is great! And show pc gaming is alive and well! lol Especially for blizzard.. I would love to see a Rockstar game only for pc to. @Letros Even Red Dead Redemption wouldn't sell like this on pc. And that game was/is amazing! I think it is just loyalty to blizzard. And that is cool but diablo 4 might be coming 2022.
Blizzard games are above and beyond anything from Ubisoft, there's just so much attention to detail and a degree of pure fun that few developers can capture. Granted, Diablo is a cult following, but when you have a quality reputation like Blizzard, people will buy their games just because it's a Blizzard game knowing they are in for a good experience. @Gaming Person "I think it is just loyalty to blizzard. And that is cool but diablo 4 might be coming 2022." That's the beauty of Blizzard games, people still play them liberally for YEARS, I'd imagine you shelved your copy of RDR in a few weeks.
its diablo 3 man! people whould sell their own testicles to get a copy.
Awesome games deserve awesome numbers. Lvl 52 barb an loving every minute of it.
3.5m DAY 1 and 6.3m in 1 week on ONE PLATFORM!!! (Take that Call of Duty) Although Activision-Blizzard gets paid either way!! Many PC Gamers are happily enjoying D3 and the server issues are now understandable seeing how over 4.5m Gamers were logging into the D3 servers within 24hrs. I think Blizzard did the best they could but you just can't prepare for this and I think they reacted well and are on top of all the problems. (Blizzard and Valve they are the Best) Congrats to Blizzard and PC Gamers and let this send yet another message to Dev/Pub and PC HATERS that when you put in the effort, quality, and dedication that PC Gamers expect your game will MAKE MONEY!! 6.3m X $60 = $378,000,000m (maybe minus 25% for the retail versions sold but either way thats a lot of cash in one week) This is more cash than MOST AAA Games make LIFETIME!!
Impressive, and it deserves it. clocking 80H since launch, my wife's starting to get worried lol
so much for pc gaming is dead, thats more sales than allot of AAA games make in there life time combined only games that make them numbers is GTA, MGS, halo, COD, battle feild, mario, pokemon and a few others
LOL "Herp Derp, PC Gaming is dead!!11!!1!1" Right. I'll have to give this game a looksee once the beast is completed.
Glad they sold so much, but I am not buying it. We gamers are going down a very slippery slope. The always online connection is going to to be highly looked at by other developers with the success of Diablo 3. But to be honest we were screwed either way. If it was a success then the always online helped fight piracy. If the game tanked then it was the pirates fault.
Get out the tinfoil hats!!! D2 was ruined by dupes and hacks. If online only DRM stops that crap, I don't care. It's not like I don't have a constant internet connection anyways. You are missing out on a great game for your cause... a cause that won't make a difference.
I am missing out on a great game for my cause? WTF are you, Dionne Warwick personal psychic friend? D2 was a long time ago and at least you could play it solo or LAN. I still have my copy in the attic and I can reinstall if I like and play it today. You are renting a game that they can shut off at anytime. Granted it is Blizzard, but the other thousand companies that might go this route are not. If your internet goes down, you’re SOL. Tinfoil hat? You better get your head out of your ass……..
I been playing d2 for 12+ years, and not I, or anyone I know, we're ever effected by dupe items or hacks. In fact, the only place that takes place in, in an alarming rate is open bnet. You guys need to stop giving blizzard an excuse for this crap drm. I'm actually hoping enough complains force blizzard to take it off, therefore it's when I'll purchase d3.
I'm in the same boat, Saryk. It doesn't matter how good a game is...I could never enjoy it knowing the money I paid for it is essentially a donation to the advancement of online-only DRM.
u guys think that there wont be a crack out in a couple of weeks that lets you play without an online connection? skidrow will crack it like they crack all the other online only games
Dude, they sold 6.5 million copies in the first week. They've already won the DRM fight...
And it's a damn shame. I was looking forward to D3. After watching my friend doing Baal runs waaaay back when, I wanted to get my hands on this game and play the hell out of it, pun intended. And then I heard about the DRM, and all taste for it left me. It sucks, because I'm sure it's a great game, but I won't support that. This is why I say "voting with your wallet" doesn't work, and is thus the most asinine saying that frequents commenter's posts. In the current gaming community, there will always be more people who don't care one way or another than who have an opinion. And those people make any attempt to make your feelings known through withholding your purchase pointless.
While I'm very glad they sold a lot, the game needs some work. They announced that they are sending a hotfix to the Monk class. Why?! It's already nerfed enough!
I wonder if these numbers consider those who got the game by buying WoW's annual pass. EDIT: "The day one figure doesn’t include the 1.2 million people who signed up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass" Oops, read the article before posting a comment, stupid Nerdmaster...
Did you read? It mentions day one sales don't include the pass but I assume overall sales inlude it 1.2 million.
PC gaming is Alive Fuck the haters!!! Hell 3(Diablo 3) Yeah!!!!
Awesome numbers, wonder how many it would have sold if it was cracked before launch.
The same....? You seriously think piracy is all PC gamers do. Piracy only affects crappy console ported games that don't release demos and need to be tried beforehand because they're likely to be a waste of money. This is Diablo 3! Everyone knows the quality will be exceptional from being an exclusive PC game and plus most of the fun of Diablo comes from playing with friends. You can't play pirated games online. So any crack release = no change. 3.5 Million in 24 hours backs that up.
That's a lot of copies for a game releasing on a single platform
Fantastic news for Blizzard. I am not really into PC gaming, but it is nice to see some impressive numbers. Blizzard are known for putting out quality titles. All the time spent fine tuning to make sure the quality was as high as possible really paid off.
Impressive. Bought 2 copied for me and a friend. :) I sstill remembered when some analytics for some weeks ago said that Diablo 3 only will sell 5 million copies...ever and not more than 3 million copies this year. Hahaha, you failed. And 6.3 millions for a PC exclusive is really awesome.
Good numbers. Now, use all those money you got from us and fix the darn servers.
Exactly,they are probably waiting for people to stop playing lol
Damn,that's a lot of copies sold in one week..
omg 6,5 million,cannot belive this
Who said PC games dont sell 6.5 mill in a week amazing numbers for a great game...:)
Holly sh*t, that's a lot.
There are 10.2 Mil Warcraft suscribers.. Alot of them signed for the annual pass this year where you get a free copy of Diablo 3!!.. Annual pass= A lot of copys sold! To top that of alot of Warcraft fans are blizard fans who follow everystep they make good game or not.. Awsome numbers but there is a marketing strategy behind it and a comunity like no other the game is bound to sell like starcraft 2 did.(they sold what 2 mil copys first week!?)
It mentions day one sales don't include the pass-1.2 million was the amount the annual pass sold, which out of 10million isn't a lot. SC2 sold 4.5 million in 6 months so even if you took away the pass it still beats it in a week.
The reason Blizzard games sell really well on PC is beause they have considered everything about pc gaming within the game. From keyboard/mouse(not just including it but making it work perfectly well so you wont have to look at it for every skill and it should feel right on the fingers. Artists prolly know what Im talking about, muscle memory anyone?), to sitting position, graphics accessibility from low to highest, hud interface, regular patches, chat interface and accessibility, basically the entire UI, also performance optimization and focus on the large variety of pc types. Theres a long list of other things that can be mentioned. I know a couple of noobie game devs and they keep saying the approach is actually quite different when thinking about PC or consoles. Blizzard gave their time to it and succeded everytime. Same with most devs who build it right generally enjoy the success.
"...they have considered everything about pc gaming within the game EXCEPT MODS AND LAN."-fixed Plus I am sure because there is no pirate version it sold quite a bit, as many people I know who would normally pirate games couldn't wait for an offline version ended up buying. Im talking about people who have terabytes of games.You can probably count on both hands the original games they have.
Yep but both Lan and Mods can cause hacking/modifications and piracy issues. They would've done it in an ideal world but not in 2012 Also cause they already have an online feature. Lan would have been a nice addition but as you can see from many competitive mp games today Lan feature is being cutoff. Mods also are very cool to have but not too many mp games these days allow it. Thus you'll see most mods are for SP heavy games or those whose MP is kind of dead or dying.
"Yep but both Lan and Mods can cause hacking/modifications and piracy issues. They would've done it in an ideal world but not in 2012" So what your saying is that all PC games from now on should throw lan and mods out of the window because it's 2012?
People bought this game based on nothing but brand name and hype. The way the game has been "streamlined" and dumbed down to the point where even a vegetated monkey could play it barely qualifies it as a PC title, the fucking thing looks like a game from 2004. The game didnt sell because it was good or a decent PC title or because it pushed the hardware and had brand new innovative ideas or provided any semblance of challenge, it sold well because people were: a) too dumb, lazy or caught up in the hype to do the research and find out that it was infact a steaming pile of always online piece of shit or b) they just automatically assumed that a Blizzard's game wouldn't be a total waste of time money and memory and that it would acutally work when they wanted it to. inb4 fanboy downvoters
6 negative votes but 0 replies so far, thanks for proving my point Blizztards :)
People disagreeing but not responding doesn't prove your point, poor child. And no one needs to go out of their way to explain why they disagree with what you're saying. Even when they highlight the game's problems, the reviews for Diablo III paint a different picture from the "steaming pile of crap" you see it as. It's getting a lot of 7+ scores, which means people see it as pretty good, but not superb. And of course, some people WILL see it that way, but they're as much entitled to their opinion as you are to your own. Oh yeah, before you start thinking I'm a fanboy of Diablo or Blizzard, I own not one Blizzard game, am a rather vocal detractor of their partner Activision, and changed my mind about buying Diablo once I heard about the always online DRM. Even with all that, I still disagreed with your comments about the game.
I guess they have an excuse for the server troubles. Who would have expect 6.3mil in the first week? With digital distribution, there's no way to prepare.
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