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Submitted by donniebaseball 1118d ago | news

Diablo III to sell 3.5 million copies this year, says analyst

Blizzard fans, after a long. long wait, will finally be able to pick up Diablo III in about a week and a half. The game is expected to put up solid numbers for Activision Blizzard, selling through several million copies, Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia said. (Blizzard, Diablo III, Industry, PC)

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Relientk77  +   1118d ago
I am one of those 3.5 million people who are buying it
Anon1974  +   1118d ago
Anyone know what's going on with the console versions of this or when we can expect to see them. I'm looking forward to giving this a shot but I'm not really into gaming on the PC. After sitting, staring at a PC screen 8 hours a day, I'm not in a big hurry to spend my free time in front of the PC as well. I'd rather relax on the couch, kick my feet up and relax.
Moncole  +   1118d ago
Most probably won't come to consoles.
Perjoss  +   1118d ago
Last news I heard about this was that the lead designer for the console team was temporarily moved onto the PC version of the game to help with finishing touches. He will likely go back to leading the console team whenever D3 PC goes gold.
aquamala  +   1118d ago
Connect your pc to your tv with a hdmi cable, and use a wireless Xbox 360 controller
Patriots_Pride  +   1118d ago
Funny how Activision get alot of hate when it concerns COD but they get love when it concerns Diablo and Blizzard.
Ducky  +   1118d ago
Well, when it concerns CoD, they're releasing a game once every year.

When it concerns Blizzard, they're releasing a game once every 12 years.
Incipio  +   1118d ago
Blizzard is concerned with consumer loyalty through quality gaming that is replayable for a decade.

Activision (who unfortunately owns Blizzard now), is concerned with earnings and is forced to release new CoD games all the time, else stagnation would certainly set in.
kevnb  +   1118d ago
while they are part of the same company, the activision and blizzard are run separately.
KeiserSosay4788  +   1118d ago
Blizzard still has a say as to how they're run, unlike their other studios. Diablo is a BLIZZARD game NOT a Craptivision game.
NeoTribe  +   1118d ago
Umm that's because blizzard has been making AAA titles for a long time and usually spends 10 years making a game rather than cods 1 year bs. Activision merging with blizzard is very new. The day blizzard starts shittin diablo and starcraft games out every year is the day I never buy a blizzard game again. Until then blizzard is one of the best along with valve.
Sinner101GR  +   1118d ago
That's it?
Saryk  +   1118d ago
What I thought too.
NYC_Gamer  +   1118d ago
I'm sure Diablo 3 numbers will surpass that.
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thebudgetgamer  +   1118d ago
Good make as much money as possible, then perhaps hook up us console guys up Witcher style and I will happily ad to that.
Mythicninja  +   1118d ago
There are all kinds of other ARPGs too. Check out path of exile and the grim dawn kickstarter!
memots  +   1118d ago
bu bu buuuuuu . pc is dead.
Coach_McGuirk  +   1118d ago
this is the only game i can recall where ALL of my pc friends are getting it.
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FlashXIII  +   1118d ago
That's quite a low number for a blizzard game. Also what about WoW Annual Pass holders? I guess you technically can't label them as "sales" but the number of the holders is widely though to be over a million.
Incipio  +   1118d ago
Diabo III will sell far more than this. I'm sure everyone here, myself included, has been waiting freakin' 12 YEARS for this game.

3.5 million, my ass.
kevnb  +   1118d ago
3.5 million day 1 I bet.
Ramas  +   1118d ago
10 million in one year for sure.
catfrog  +   1118d ago
the physical copy pre orders are already at about 1 million copies, and because this game is a blizzard/connection always on game, i suspect the digital pre orders are pretty high as well, not to mention that you could get this game pretty much for free if you play wow

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