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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls sells 2.7 million

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls sells 2.7 million

Thu 03 Apr 2014 1:56pm GMT / 9:56am EDT / 6:56am PDT
Retail

Blizzard reports first week online and retail sales figure for expansion to 2012 PC blockbuster

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls may not have topped the UK retail charts upon its release, but when one factors in digital and global numbers, Blizzard's PC action-RPG had a huge launch. The company today announced that it has sold more than 2.7 million copies of the Diablo III expansion through digital as well as retail channels.

Reaper of Souls fell short of the pace set by the original Diablo III, which claimed 6.3 million players after its first week, and 3.5 million sales on the first day alone. Another 1.2 million were eligible to receive the game for free through a World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion.

However, the expansion may beat its predecessor in terms of initial customer satisfaction. When Diablo III launched, the game's servers crashed under the weight of players. Because the game requires a constant online connection, early adopters found themselves struggling with server errors as much as the forces of evil.

Reaper of Souls adds a new act to play through, as well as an additional character class, more abilities for existing classes, higher level cap, and new Adventure game mode. It is now available digitally worldwide, with retail versions launched in the US, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Blizzard plans to launch the game in Russia, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, and the Commonwealth of Independent States on April 15.

6 Comments

Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

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Great news... but somehow, making a PS3 and Xbox 360 version wasn't in the cards despite the console versions seemingly doing well? Hmmm...

Yeah, yeah - there's a next-gen version of Reaper of Souls on the way, but ignoring the large number of "old" console users who'd buy up that expansion on disc and digitally is kind of lame. That and how there's no Diablo Complete Saga yet with remade versions of the first two games using that new engine is beyond me.

Posted:6 months ago

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Andreia Quinta Creative & People Photographer, Studio52 London

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how there's no Diablo Complete Saga yet with remade versions of the first two games using that new engine is beyond me.
It's just not the way Blizz rolls. Although I would kill to have a (very close to source material) remake of warcraft (1) and warcraft 2.

Posted:6 months ago

#2

Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,193 1,170 0.5
@Andrea: Oh, I know, I know.... but it would be nice if they surprise us once in a while, hmmmm? I'm with you on the Warcraft remake, btw.

Posted:6 months ago

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Edward Buffery Pre-production Manager

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Hehe, same! I have great memories of playing Warcraft 1 against my dad using a null modem cable to connect our PCs. Remember the demon units that could kill most units in a single hit? Good times.

Posted:6 months ago

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Yiannis Koumoutzelis Founder & Creative Director, Neriad Games

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It is a great improvement over the original game and is definitely worth even more sales! There are still some kinks but overall a great expansion! heh I bet a certain company must be really pissed off. they probably lost tons of players in just a week's time! ;)

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Yiannis Koumoutzelis on 6th April 2014 4:12am

Posted:6 months ago

#5

Eric Pallavicini Game Master, Kabam

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Definitely RoS reconciliated me with Diablo IP after just a few weeks of play. Great job from Blizzard in giving the fans an iteration that lives up to the company standards of quality and the respect they deserve for the continued support they gave over two decades (for some of them).

Posted:6 months ago

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