Diablo 3 sells over 10 million copies, expansion coming

Diablo 3 has sold over 10 million copies to date, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick announced at an investor call. “Year-to-date, Diablo 3 is the top-selling game overall based on enough meta, digital and retail sales in North America and Europe. Diablo 3 has sold already in excess of 10 million copies,” he said. The game was released in May 2012 and managed to be snatched by over 3.4 million people in the first 24 hours alone. It holds an 88 on Metacritic(just like its predecessor) and a console version has been hinted at multiple times. The Polygon gave it a perfect score with a closing statement of “Games this thoughtfully crafted don’t happen very often, and the care that Blizzard has taken with Diablo 3 shows in every facet of its design and execution. It might not be perfect, but after 45 hours, I’m not sure where it missteps, and after 45 hours, I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface of what it has to offer. Diablo 3 is almost evil in how high a bar it’s set for every PC action RPG to follow, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see that bar remain for a very long time.”

Later on during the same call, Mike Morhaime, president of Blizzard Entertainment, confirmed that the game is getting an expansion, but couldn’t reveal any details. “We do have an expansion planned for Diablo [3], I don’t have any timeline to talk about. I think the most important thing for us always comes down to the quality of the expansion and the gameplay, so that will be a big factor in terms of driving our schedule.”

Article from Gamersyndrome.com

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