It seems as though Blizzard’s little-known title Diablo III is doing well for the indie studio, selling over 3.5 million copies within the first 24 hours. According to the upstart, their internal records mark this as the “all-time record for fastest-selling PC game.” Blizzard also notes that the 3.5 figure does not represent the 1.2 million-plus players who received the game as part of the Annual Pass promotion for World of Warcraft.
Noting the server issues that locked some players out of the campaign, Blizzard CEO and cofounder Mike Morhaime stated: “We also regret that our preparations were not enough to ensure everyone had a seamless experience when they did so. I want to reaffirm our commitment to make sure the millions of Diablo III players out there have a great experience with the game moving forward, and I also want to thank them for their ongoing support.”
Diablo III is currently available for Mac and PC for $59.99.
Diablo III is the latest chapter in Blizzard’s critically acclaimed action–role-playing-game series. The game continues the epic Diablo storyline, with players taking on the role of one of five heroic characters — barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, or demon hunter — and embarking on a perilous quest to save the world of Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells. As players adventure through rich and varied settings, they’ll engage in pulse-pounding combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power, and meet key characters who’ll join them in battle or aid them in other ways. Diablo III features the intuitive interface, fast-paced action, and visceral gameplay that Diablo players have come to expect and enjoy.
Official Site: Diablo3.com