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 IIIâ€™s release."
â€œWeâ€™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,â€ said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. â€œWe 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.â€
â€œRegarding todayâ€™s announcement, we recognize that setting a new launch record is a big achievement,â€ Morhaime continued. â€œHowever, weâ€™re especially proud of the gameplay feedback weâ€™ve received from players worldwide. Weâ€™re pleased that Diablo III has lived up to playersâ€™ high expectations, and weâ€™re looking forward to welcoming more players into Sanctuary in the days ahead.â€