Diablo III’s Monstrous Day

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Diablo III’s Monstrous Day

by Steve Napierski to Articles

Diablo III became the fastest selling gaming PC game ever with a record 3.5 million copies sold in just 24 hours. This doesn’t include another 1.2 million copies bought in through the World of Annual Pass offer. That brings the one day grant total to 4.6 million. Mighty impressive.

Also, this infographic does not separate the digital downloads from the physical versions. So let’s just enjoy the numbers for the creative ways they chose explain them.

source: Video Game Design

Discussion (14)¬

  1. Halrawk
    Halrawk says:
    June 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    I’d rather have the 4,375,000 strips of bacon. Don’t get me wrong, I love Diablo 3, played it a lot, and will enjoy playing it more. But it’s 4,375,000 strips of bacon… that’s a lot of bacon.

    • meknise
      meknise says:
      June 7, 2012 at 5:37 am #

      i am totally with this dude video games are awesome but they are better with Bacon

    • TheyCallMeTomu
      TheyCallMeTomu says:
      June 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

      That bacon will go bad before you can eat it. There’s no way you can eat all that bacon!

      • Lunar
        Lunar says:
        June 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

        There you are wrong good sir. Simply freeze the bacon.

  2. Alastor
    Alastor says:
    June 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    And my favorite stat so far:

    Amount of hours of server downtime in the first 72 hours per player: 34.
    Amount of raids by Korean government on Blizzard for failing to meet consumer standards: 1

  3. Nelo
    Nelo says:
    June 6, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    preview image is broken, just thought it might be nice to let you know.

    wha…? oh, yeah. the infographic is nice too :D

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      June 6, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

      Yeah, just saw that. It’s been corrected.

  4. yue
    yue says:
    June 6, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    42k to each employees? Nope, sorry, but it doesn’t work like that. Out of that $60, there the cost for the packaging, the publishing, the disk, the store’s cut, and a few others. Blizzard probably only get something like 10 to 20% of that $60. If we were to believe what Michael Pachter said about this anyway.

  5. Mark
    Mark says:
    June 7, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    Why is it that millions of people said yes to always on internet based single player games? It’s one thing on a console it’s quite another on my PC. I would have paid said $60 for this game, but until that feature is removed forcibly by Blizzard or quietly by a hacking group, I will not play it. Sadly I even loved the demo and played for over 6 hrs in one day on it.

    • PorkRoll
      PorkRoll says:
      June 7, 2012 at 2:57 am #

      You and me both, brother. You and me both.

    • Insaniteus
      Insaniteus says:
      June 8, 2012 at 9:30 am #

      Diablo II was online-only for Realm Characters, the only characters that mattered and were free from hacks. Millions of us accepted this 12 years ago, why wouldn’t we accept it now?

  6. Triaxx2
    Triaxx2 says:
    June 7, 2012 at 6:20 am #

    Call me odd if you will, but i never really got Diablo. I never found them fun. I mean, I played Sacred, which is very similar, and found it tons of fun, but I just never quite got Diablo.

    Well done graphic though.

  7. CausewayCat
    CausewayCat says:
    June 7, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    You forgot to include the number of people who couldn’t log into the game

  8. mrfatso
    mrfatso says:
    June 10, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    it’s the same for me, i just dont find diablo 3 that fun, on the other hand, titan quest had me going for a long long time, i really enjoyed it more than d2.