Diablo III sells 14 million copies - 13.5 million on PC.

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#1 Edited by Kinthalis (5306 posts) -

Old? Hopefully not.

But yeah, that whole console focus instead of FIXING THE GODDAMN PC VERSION really payed off for you Blizzard, didn't it?

The expansion better be pure gold! And we want local co-op and gamepad support you bastards!

#2 Posted by Sweenix (5398 posts) -

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

#3 Posted by Kinthalis (5306 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

I'm not comparing sales except in that their sudden console focus is foolhardy.

Even if Diablo 3 sold TWICE as much as it did in it's first 2 months for the next 2 years STRAIGHT (which it of course won't) the sales STILL wouldn not compare to the PC sales.

It's a PC franchise, a PC game, with a devoted, and gigantic PC community.

FIX THE GOD DAMNED PC VERSION is the first thing they should have focused on before any console port. Even the idiot suits at the top who don't understand anything gaming related should lok at the numbers and realize it's only common sense!

#4 Posted by uninspiredcup (7861 posts) -

I heard Path Of Exile was alot better, and free.

#5 Edited by Sweenix (5398 posts) -

@Kinthalis said:

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

I'm not comparing sales except in that their sudden console focus is foolhardy.

Even if Diablo 3 sold TWICE as much as it did in it's first 2 months for the next 2 years STRAIGHT (which it of course won't) the sales STILL wouldn not compare to the PC sales.

It's a PC franchise, a PC game, with a devoted, and gigantic PC community.

FIX THE GOD DAMNED PC VERSION is the first thing they should have focused on before any console port. Even the idiot suits at the top who don't understand anything gaming related should lok at the numbers and realize it's only common sense!

I agree, they should fix the pc version, but the PS4 version will be out mid next year, so maybe they could do a pc re release with it.

#6 Edited by jhonMalcovich (4536 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

Yes. It´s fair. GTAV sold like 10M on both consoles day 1, so D3 should have sold a few millions too..

#7 Posted by MrYaotubo (2637 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

The console ports released over a month ago,Diablo 3 on the PC sold 3M in one day,6.4M in a week.

#8 Posted by Kinthalis (5306 posts) -

I just want the expansion to kick ass. Extensive content, rebalanced and mroe exciting loot drops, more abilities, more choices to make.

GEt that right, and get it on PC FIRST. Then focus on delivering a solid console experience.

Also, add gamepad support. I personally prefer mouse for this game, but PC gmaing is about choices, it's the strength of the platform.

#9 Posted by uninspiredcup (7861 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

Yes. It´s fair. GTAV sold like 10M on both consoles day 1, so D3 should have sold a few millions too..

Delayed releases generally sell less. No it's not fair. Do some research sonny.

#10 Edited by jhonMalcovich (4536 posts) -

@jhonMalcovich said:

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

Yes. It´s fair. GTAV sold like 10M on both consoles day 1, so D3 should have sold a few millions too..

Delayed releases generally sell less. No it's not fair. Do some research sonny.

But aren´t consoles where all the money is ? XD

#11 Edited by Kinthalis (5306 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@jhonMalcovich said:

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

Yes. It´s fair. GTAV sold like 10M on both consoles day 1, so D3 should have sold a few millions too..

Delayed releases generally sell less. No it's not fair. Do some research sonny.

You people are missing the point. And the point is that the console focus over fixing the PC game is idiotic.

You don't do that when the PC brings in 13.5 million friggin sales. This game will never sell anywhere near that amount on consoles. It's a PC franchise, PC needed to be the sole focuse until the community was content.

THEN you focus on a solid console release.

#12 Posted by uninspiredcup (7861 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@jhonMalcovich said:

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

Yes. It´s fair. GTAV sold like 10M on both consoles day 1, so D3 should have sold a few millions too..

Delayed releases generally sell less. No it's not fair. Do some research sonny.

But aren´t consoles where all the money is ? XD

Yes. Thats why pc games get huge delays and bad ports. That and most of the userbase don't actually pay for games.

Diablo III's DRM probably had something to do with it.

#13 Posted by jhonMalcovich (4536 posts) -

@jhonMalcovich said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@jhonMalcovich said:

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

Yes. It´s fair. GTAV sold like 10M on both consoles day 1, so D3 should have sold a few millions too..

Delayed releases generally sell less. No it's not fair. Do some research sonny.

But aren´t consoles where all the money is ? XD

Yes. Thats why pc games get huge delays and bad ports. That and most of the userbase don't actually pay for games.

Diablo III's DRM probably had something to do with it.

But why then D3 on consoles didn´t sell at least some measly 2M copies ?

#14 Edited by Negro-y-Azul (79 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@jhonMalcovich said:

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

Yes. It´s fair. GTAV sold like 10M on both consoles day 1, so D3 should have sold a few millions too..

Delayed releases generally sell less. No it's not fair. Do some research sonny.

You people are missing the point. And the point is that the console focus over fixing the PC game is idiotic.

You don't do that when the PC brings in 13.5 million friggin sales. This game will never sell anywhere near that amount on consoles. It's a PC franchise, PC needed to be the sole focuse until the community was content.

THEN you focus on a solid console release.

They already got those 13.5 million peoples money. They were focussing on new customers. Smart.

#15 Edited by jhonMalcovich (4536 posts) -

@Kinthalis said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@jhonMalcovich said:

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

Yes. It´s fair. GTAV sold like 10M on both consoles day 1, so D3 should have sold a few millions too..

Delayed releases generally sell less. No it's not fair. Do some research sonny.

You people are missing the point. And the point is that the console focus over fixing the PC game is idiotic.

You don't do that when the PC brings in 13.5 million friggin sales. This game will never sell anywhere near that amount on consoles. It's a PC franchise, PC needed to be the sole focuse until the community was content.

THEN you focus on a solid console release.

Activision owns Blizzard. Activision hates PC gamers. Make the rest of conclusions.

#16 Posted by uninspiredcup (7861 posts) -

Activision don't hate pc gamers, they just consider them fairly irreverent as does a lot of the industry.

Just following the flow of money, it's common sense.

#17 Posted by Heil68 (43484 posts) -

I may pick this up on PS4 even though I have the PC version.

#18 Posted by biggest_loser (24029 posts) -

If only they could have shown more imagination to justify these sales figures. For all the hype, D3 has to be one of the most conservatively designed games I've seen in my time.

#19 Posted by nexus303 (204 posts) -

I heard Path Of Exile was alot better, and free.

Yeah, I've been playing POE for the last couple of weeks, great game and have had a load more fun than i did with D3!

#20 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

If they want my money, they will fix the PC version. I have no interest in owning this game on console. So far I have skipped this game and will continue to do so unless they fix it.

#21 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16299 posts) -

I regret my purchase. Instead of being happy with the popularity of the franchise they decided to turn greedy with the RMAH ruining one of the main aspects of the genre for me: the loot.

Their AO-DRM also caused the game to be unplayable on the day of launch and caused lag.

I heard Path Of Exile was alot better, and free.

You heard right. Path of Exile destroys D3 in every single way.

#22 Edited by jimmarko21876 (414 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@jhonMalcovich said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@jhonMalcovich said:

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

Yes. It´s fair. GTAV sold like 10M on both consoles day 1, so D3 should have sold a few millions too..

Delayed releases generally sell less. No it's not fair. Do some research sonny.

But aren´t consoles where all the money is ? XD

Yes. Thats why pc games get huge delays and bad ports. That and most of the userbase don't actually pay for games.

Diablo III's DRM probably had something to do with it.

But why then D3 on consoles didn´t sell at least some measly 2M copies ?

Because console only gamers don't care about PC franchises? Every thread about PC exclusives gets the same reaction from the majority of console only gamers. They don't care about the same games PC gamers do. Plus the fact the console/PC gamers will usually opt to play the PC version for games like D3. Easy to see why it isn't selling well on consoles really.

#23 Posted by heretrix (37319 posts) -

I ain't gonna lie, I found the PS3 version quite good. and no Battlenet bullshit is fine by me. I am enjoying the console version immensely.

#24 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6248 posts) -

I'm renting it on PS3

lol

#25 Edited by PyratRum (561 posts) -

@heretrix said:

I ain't gonna lie, I found the PS3 version quite good. and no Battlenet bullshit is fine by me. I am enjoying the console version immensely.

Same here. Spent a lot of time on the PC version and called it quits some months ago until I picked up the 360 version. It's ridiculous just how better the game is on consoles at this point and I'll be sticking with the 360 version until the pre-expansion "2.0" patch hits PC later on.

#26 Edited by ZombieKiller7 (6248 posts) -

So what's wrong with the PC version again?

#27 Posted by Shiroibwoy (176 posts) -

@ZombieKiller7: Good luck finding good loot by playing the game. You spend more time on the AH than you do slaying monsters.

#28 Posted by lawlessx (46560 posts) -

@ZombieKiller7: Good luck finding good loot by playing the game. You spend more time on the AH than you do slaying monsters.

they apparently changed the loot system..now it's better to grind for gear

#29 Edited by wis3boi (31118 posts) -

@jhonMalcovich said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@jhonMalcovich said:

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

Yes. It´s fair. GTAV sold like 10M on both consoles day 1, so D3 should have sold a few millions too..

Delayed releases generally sell less. No it's not fair. Do some research sonny.

But aren´t consoles where all the money is ? XD

Yes. Thats why pc games get huge delays and bad ports. That and most of the userbase don't actually pay for games.

Diablo III's DRM probably had something to do with it.

your bipolar stance on this GS account is sad to watch

#30 Posted by lamprey263 (23194 posts) -

must be mostly Steam sales, VGChartz tracks store sales and for that they have a little over 3 million for PC and nearly a million for Xbox 360 and PS3

#31 Posted by GodspellWH (395 posts) -
#32 Posted by FinalFighters (1394 posts) -
#33 Edited by lawlessx (46560 posts) -

must be mostly Steam sales, VGChartz tracks store sales and for that they have a little over 3 million for PC and nearly a million for Xbox 360 and PS3

it's not on steam...

#34 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16299 posts) -

must be mostly Steam sales, VGChartz tracks store sales and for that they have a little over 3 million for PC and nearly a million for Xbox 360 and PS3

#35 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2423 posts) -

Remove the always online bs drm on pc and then we'll talk.....

#36 Edited by Kingpin0114 (2525 posts) -

Want to get this on my PS3 so bad but I'm getting a PS4 at the beginning of next month. Hoping that he PS4 version comes bundled with the expansion pack.

#37 Posted by Kinthalis (5306 posts) -

Won't to get this on my PS3 so bad but I'm getting a PS4 at the beginning of next month. Hoping that he PS4 version comes bundled with the expansion pack.

The current console version sucks. Screen tearing, aliasing, even more zoomed in for that extra special claustrophobic effect (perfect for sharing the screen with 3 other people! ), sub 720p and constant frame rate drops.

Next gen versio SHOULD atleast be playable.

#38 Posted by Kingpin0114 (2525 posts) -

@Kinthalis: but it looks fun lol. Welp, guess it's good to wait then.

#39 Posted by Gxgear (10425 posts) -

If the console versions sold simultaneously with the PC version, I would have definitely picked it up instead since it's got the upgraded loot system.

Instead now I'll have to wait another quarter for PC to hit parity.

#40 Posted by heretrix (37319 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@lamprey263 said:

must be mostly Steam sales, VGChartz tracks store sales and for that they have a little over 3 million for PC and nearly a million for Xbox 360 and PS3

gif of the day.

#41 Posted by heretrix (37319 posts) -

@Kingpin0114 said:

Won't to get this on my PS3 so bad but I'm getting a PS4 at the beginning of next month. Hoping that he PS4 version comes bundled with the expansion pack.

The current console version sucks. Screen tearing, aliasing, even more zoomed in for that extra special claustrophobic effect (perfect for sharing the screen with 3 other people! ), sub 720p and constant frame rate drops.

Next gen versio SHOULD atleast be playable.

The framerate drops are pretty ridiculous. If I was getting a PS4 I would have waited, but that ain't happening. Still lots of fun though.

#42 Edited by PyratRum (561 posts) -

@Kinthalis said:

@Kingpin0114 said:

Won't to get this on my PS3 so bad but I'm getting a PS4 at the beginning of next month. Hoping that he PS4 version comes bundled with the expansion pack.

The current console version sucks. Screen tearing, aliasing, even more zoomed in for that extra special claustrophobic effect (perfect for sharing the screen with 3 other people! ), sub 720p and constant frame rate drops.

Next gen versio SHOULD atleast be playable.

Honestly, I'd take a hit in the performance and graphics considering how much better the mechanics/systems are in the console versions compared to the PC version at the moment. Until the pre-expansion "2.0" PC patch hits, the console version of D3 is definitely the one to play right now.

#43 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6630 posts) -

This information is either old or false. Diablo III came out in May, 2012 and on its one year anniversary may this year they released an infographic where they posted that they had sold 14.5 million copies. This one BEFORE the console release. So that's nearly 15 million sold on PC, and that was 6 months ago.

I'll bet you anything the PC version of Diablo III has hit 16 million sold copies, if not more.

#44 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6630 posts) -

must be mostly Steam sales, VGChartz tracks store sales and for that they have a little over 3 million for PC and nearly a million for Xbox 360 and PS3

Wow. that's just so wrong. 3 million? Try 15++ million.


As of may 2013 (one year after release):

* 14.5 million unique players

* 2.1 million daily players on average (5.8 million highest)

* 2.8 billion hours played (roughly equal to 34,000 years)

* 67.1 million characters made

* 33% of characters made in Europe, 33% in Americas and 34% asia (perfectly divided by the three divisions, who else can claim that?)

More info:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/9691895/

Pretty mindblowing statistics. I could excpect these numbers from LOL, WOW etc but not D3.

#45 Posted by -Unreal- (24537 posts) -

Would be good if they had the complexity, customisation, "realistic" style graphics of PoE with Diablo 3's artists, polish, interface, gameplay and environment design.

#46 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

Only sold well because hermits can't pirate it...always online should be mandatory for PC games.

#47 Edited by Jankarcop (8976 posts) -

Getting the console version is a waste, as all of its upgrades and more are comming to the superior PC version. (8.5>8.0)

#48 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16299 posts) -

@heretrix said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

@lamprey263 said:

must be mostly Steam sales, VGChartz tracks store sales and for that they have a little over 3 million for PC and nearly a million for Xbox 360 and PS3

gif of the day.

It fits: gif of the day for post of the day :P

#49 Posted by Negro-y-Azul (79 posts) -

Getting the console version is a waste, as all of its upgrades and more are comming to the superior PC version. (8.5>8.0)

Lol mad cos 13.5 million PC gamers bought a POS game. Console version is the best version.

#50 Posted by AdrianWerner (27986 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

Didn't the console version only just get released? hardly a fair comparison.

Two months is harly "only just". Especially on consoles. Where you get majority of lifetame sales in first 2-3 months