Diablo III Sets PC Launch Record

Posted on May 23, 2012 by
Diablo III Sets PC Launch Record

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that more than 3.5 million copies of Diablo III has been sold within 24 hours of launch. This sets a new record for fastest-selling PC game.

"More than 4.7 million gamers around the world were poised to storm Sanctuary on day 1 of Diablo III’s release."

“We’re definitely thrilled that so many people around the world were excited to pick up their copy of Diablo III and jump in the moment it went live,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “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.”

“Regarding today’s announcement, we recognize that setting a new launch record is a big achievement,” Morhaime continued. “However, we’re especially proud of the gameplay feedback we’ve received from players worldwide. We’re pleased that Diablo III has lived up to players’ high expectations, and we’re looking forward to welcoming more players into Sanctuary in the days ahead.”