Submitted by JonahFalcon 824d ago | news

PS3 version of Diablo III now available for preorder

Blizzard has announced that the PlayStation 3 version of Diablo III is now available for preorder. The console version will be released for $59.99 later this year. Gamers who elect to preorder it for the PS3 will get the Infernal Helm, which basically gives the character an XP boost. (Diablo III, PS3)

SlapHappyJesus  +   824d ago
The step backwards for the series . . . NOW AVAILABLE ON CONSOLE!
Drekken  +   824d ago
Most anticipated sequel ever in my gaming career and it happens to be the biggest gaming disappointment of my lifetime.

I knew Blizzard quality would take a hit when they merged with Activision, but I was hoping their integrity would still be there... unfortunately it wasn't. I think the main problem with D3 was the fact Blizzard North is long dead and the WoW heads were running the show. They killed my favorite franchise.

It is amazing to me like a small studio like GGG Can pump out a free game (Path of Exile) that is 100x better than a massive AAA game like Diablo.
kostchtchie_  +   824d ago
Path of exile is brilliant game
decrypt  +   824d ago
"The step backwards for the series . . . NOW AVAILABLE ON CONSOLE!

Well the real down side is, PS3 near the end of its era with PS4 around the corner.

Anyone buying Diablo 3 on PS3, will probably have to cough up money again for the same game on PS4.

Console gaming can just get so expensive having to buy the same game again and again.
CLOUD1983  +   824d ago
+1 man u said exactly what I was thinking, D3 was my most anticipated game also & acti-blizztard ruin one of my most favorite game series of all time, but we r very lucky all us hardcore Diablo fans for having GGG & PoE to give us what we were looking for I <3 PoE!
Anon1974  +   824d ago
I was looking forward to this game and while I wasn't blown away by it, I was far from disappointed. I hardly played it at all in the end and I think the reason is, I just hate PC gaming. I spend 8-9 hours a day staring at my screen, the last thing I want to do is spend my leisurely time sitting at my desk, clicking my mouse and keyboard. And it seemed like every time I wanted to play the damn game it was having to update something. Give me a console controller, my couch, and my home theater system any day of the week. Just turn on and go. That's how gaming should be.

I may pick this up on my PS3 at some point and give it another go. I was a PC gaming only guy for decades and once I got used to consoles there's just no going back. I thought if there was any game that could entice me back, it'd be Diablo 3, but I just wasn't feeling it and I really don't think it was the game so much as playing on my PC. I know, I know. You PC guys (of which I used to be one) always go on about how great PC gaming is, but it really isn't for everyone. I think PC gaming is a younger man's hobby. My gaming time is limited. I just can't be bothered anymore.
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aquamala  +   824d ago
you do realize PC can use a console controller and use HDMI for your TV/home theater?
Sunk  +   824d ago
It won't by any different on ps3.... it will be the exact game whether you're sitting in a computer chair or couch.
Anon1974  +   824d ago
@ aquamala. Of course. But why on earth would I bother? I'd have to have a separate PC somewhere close to my man cave, set it up, run all the goddamn windows, driver and game updates. Configure everything. Buy a controller. Configure it for every blasted game. Then I've got ongoing driver hassles, the cost, updates, driver updates, incompatible devices, endless fiddling with game settings to actually run properly. Nuts to that. I jumped through all those hoops for twenty years. I've got kids. My gaming time is limited. I'll be damned if I'm losing even 5 minutes of that time to having to mess around with the PC. That's already why I stopped play Diablo 3. I just have no patience for the endless hassle of PC gaming.

The whole point of consoles is the ease of use. I plug it into the wall and into my home theater receiver. I turn it on and I'm gaming in seconds. Even when there's updates, I can just ignore them if I choose and play anyway. And it's a helluva lot cheaper. For me, ease of use easily trumps any graphical advantage that PC gaming enjoys (and that's not every PC setup, obviously). And on top of that, the exclusives I want to play often aren't even on PC.

Again, more power to those who have time to make PC gaming their hobby. There's nothing wrong with it and I'm not bashing it (I notice at some point over the years PC gamers became quite a sensitive bunch). I had fun back in the day with Doom, Civilization, SimCity, Wing Commander. It's just not for me any more.

@Sunk. It's not that I expect the game to be any different on my PS3. I don't. I expect the experience to be more suited to my gaming preferences. I don't judge people who swear by PC gaming. I'd appreciate the same courtesy. Not talking about you, but I was shocked when I saw PC gaming loosing their minds because this game was going to the consoles. What's up with that? I'm happy to see a good game go multi-console because it means more players will get to experience that game. Or when Final Fantasy showed up on the Xbox.

I just don't get what's wrong with gamers today.
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Utalkin2me  +   824d ago

Just had to come in and beat your chest and try to flex your muscles didn't you, embarrassing.
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SlapHappyJesus  +   824d ago
Is that what making a statement is?

I seem to think I am one of the more decent and open-minded posters who frequent this place.

I don't know, Utalkin2me.
Just had to come in and beat your chest and try to flex your muscles, didn't you?
Utalkin2me  +   824d ago
Yeah your right, my bad. I see this is a PC article and my post was trolling....rollseyes...
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kostchtchie_  +   824d ago
PC version was the step backwards for the series after the brilliant Diablo 2 & LoD, after playing the beta of diablo 3 you could tell the whole game was designed for consoles
ThanatosDMC  +   824d ago
6 slot skills. I'm guessing the two primary and secondary will be on the R1 and L1 while the square, triangle, x, and circle will be the other skills.
Neko_Mega  +   824d ago
How so? The first one was on Playstation, so yeah.

Plus you never heard of "More Money"?
Arai  +   824d ago
Diablo III PS3 – Pre-order Bonus Revealed:


It's also coming to the PS4, though the game should run fine on both systems as it's not a demanding game.
majiebeast  +   824d ago
Well guys atleast it doesnt have bots thats 1 good thing and no rmah even though i made 700 euro's on that i cant complain.
MasterCornholio  +   824d ago
Meh i will wait for the PS4 version.
yeahokchief  +   824d ago
i'm not buying it because i don't like the company.
Saleem101  +   824d ago
Im waiting for ps4 version fun times coming!
_LarZen_  +   824d ago
Holding out for the PS4 version...
josephayal  +   824d ago
i cant wait to play the best PC exclusive on my PS3
sorane  +   824d ago
"best PC exclusive" hahah that made me laugh. As someone who's actually played the game let me tell all you console people something important...The game is horrible and you should all avoid it like the plague!
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   824d ago
why wait for the ps4 version, do you really think ps4 version will be significantly better?
Sunk  +   824d ago
yeah, it will be the exact same game... it'll just be a port.
LoveOfTheGame  +   824d ago
When I see this game all I can think of is Champions of Norrath and get so hyped for it considering that was the last great couch co-op game.
GodsPerfectK7ng  +   824d ago
Yes Blizzard bring diablo 3 to PS3 and also Bring Starcraft 2 WOL/HOTS to Xbox 720 & PS4 for launch titles!!!! :)
IIC0mPLeXII  +   824d ago
This is why Torchlight 2 is fucking awesome.
Xer0_SiN  +   824d ago
i bought this day one when it came out for the pc. i beat it and didnt think nothing much of it since then. real money AH just wasnt my thing. i will say that ill buy this for the ps3/4 when it comes out cause i wouldnt mind slaying demons with local coop.
ps3_pwns  +   824d ago
diablo 3 for playstation the superior version with no drm and more options and no crap pay to win auction house and this just the tip of the ic burg. gameplay improvd on the controller making it like old school console beat em ups like golden axe, gauntlet and such with split 4 player on screen coop etc.

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