Once an opinion spread through the Internet that PC gaming is dead, while Diablo 3, the latest chapter in Blizzard’s critically acclaimed action RPG series with real-money auction house, no offline play and skill system revamps, has still managed to become the fastest-selling game on PC ever according to Blizzard press release.
Altogether, more than 4. 7 million gamers around the world were poised to storm Sanctuary on day 1 of Diablo 3’s release – representing the biggest PC-game launch in history.As of the first week of the game’s availability, that number had already grown to more than 6. 3 million.
The above figures also do not include players in Korean Internet game rooms, where Diablo 3 has become the top-played game, achieving a record share of more than 39% as of May 22.We’re definitely thrilled that so many people around the world were excited to pick up their copy of Diablo 3 and jump in the moment it went live,said Mike Morhaime,We also regret that our preparations were not enough to ensure everyone had a Diablo 3 gold seamlaess experience when they did so. I want to reaffirm our commitment to make sure the millions of Diablo 3 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 power leveling has lived up to players’ high expectations, and we’re looking forward to welcoming more players into Sanctuary in the days ahead.Diablo 3 went live on May 15, with more than 8, 000 retailers throughout the U. S., Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau opening their doors to players at midnight or concurrently with the local release time in celebration of the launch. In addition to being able to buy the game at retail stores, gamers in the regions above as well as in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil are also able to purchase cheap Diablo 3 gold digitally via the official Diablo 3 website.