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Diablo 3 sells 8.8M copies in 3 months

+1.2M for the Annual Pass giving 10M total in 2.5 months (15th of May - 1st of August)

Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo III, released on May 15, 2012, set a new industry launch record for PC games and was the #1 best-selling PC game for the first six months of 2012. Through July, more than 10 million players have entered the world of Sanctuary.

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chasegarcia2148d ago (Edited 2148d ago )

それはすべてのベンジャミンズについてです

brish2148d ago

Google translation:
"It is about the Benjamins all"

It's about the money.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2148d ago (Edited 2148d ago )

PC is EA's second most profitable platform behind 360
& PC is Activition's 1st or second most profitable platfrom.

EA & Acti must love pc.. The corporations pc gamers hate?

GribbleGrunger2148d ago (Edited 2148d ago )

These are terrible numbers but because people like you and even the industry compare the numbers to consoles, you don't realise it. What do you think the install ratio of PCs to consoles is? 10/1? 20/1? 100/1? none of those actually, it's much much larger. So you see, to think that 10 million is a lot is to miss the point

kevnb2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

Ea and Activision are console focused, so shut it. And you still have no point whatsoever.

Gran Touring2148d ago

Say what you want about the game, but those numbers are pretty impressive

EvilJeffBridges2148d ago

It should have been released at the price of $19.98.

adorie2148d ago

I will say what I want about the game. It sucks.

I play it here and there, but cannot stay on long enough to do too much of anything, any more.

ThanatosDMC2148d ago

Played the game for maybe about 4-6 days and that's including all the drops, errors, and i just stopped.

Game was horrible. Game mechanics, relying on weapon alone, etc.

kreate2148d ago

I like gothdom's comment.

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BrutallyBlunt2148d ago

People can say what they want about DRM and always having to stay connected but i bet it's helped alleviate piracy. I think it's terrible this is what its come to, having to stay online even if you want to play solo. So you can thank your fellow pirates and those who try and sell items through non-authorized means.

Ducky2148d ago (Edited 2148d ago )

... but Diablo3 can still be pirated.

The always-on DRM didn't do anything aside from being a pain to day-1 purchasers who couldn't play the game.
Diablo3's financial success was mostly because it was a highly anticipated game.

GREW50ME2148d ago

Yeah... because hackers can get into your system when you're offline. Sorry, but you are a dumbass!

BrutallyBlunt2147d ago (Edited 2147d ago )

@GREW50ME
"Yeah... because hackers can get into your system when you're offline."

What does that have to do with curbing piracy? Whether you play online or offline if you pirate the game they still don't receive income. The store they created for buying and selling items also needed protection from outside sources.

@FatOldMan
"... but Diablo3 can still be pirated.

The always-on DRM didn't do anything aside from being a pain to day-1 purchasers who couldn't play the game. "

It's a hassle and quite frankly not worth the time. People are still waiting for a proper crack because the current one doesn't work very well.

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