Blizzard has announced that Diablo III is the fastest selling PC game of all time, shifting 3.5m copies worldwide in its first 24 hours.
An additional 1.2m copies were distributed to owners of the World of Warcraft Annual Pass, taking the total day one userbase to 4.7m.
By the end of its first week on sale the total number of sales had grown to a staggering 6.3m units.
Blizzard adds that these numbers exclude users playing in Korean Internet game rooms, where Diablo III has become the top played game, grabbing a market share of 39 per cent.
We'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,” Blizzard CEO and cofounder Mike Morhaime stated.
We 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.”
Diablo III was released on May 15th, but only got to No.2 in the UK charts – highlighting the growing need for digital sales to be taken into account in the weekly UK charts.