Diablo III Reaches 14m Worldwide Sales; First Trailer For Reaper Of Souls Appears Online


In a post-earnings financial call, the president of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Morhaime confirmed that Diablo III has sold 14 million copies across all platforms. The procedurally generated dungeon-crawler, which was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in September, continues to maintain its strong commercial stance, after it eclipsed 12 million sales earlier this year.

Though a detailed breakdown of these sales wasn’t provided, here’s what Morhaime had to say about the game’s overall performance:

“We’re pleased with the response to the game’s launch on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360,” said Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime during an investor call last night Lifetime sell-through of the game across all platforms has reached over 14 million copies, and reviews have been very positive about how the game plays on console.”

Originally released to a series of DRM-related problems in 2012 —namely the infamous ‘error 37’— the unforgiving RPG has clawed back its reputation by fine-tuning the loot system and outlying plans to shut down the controversial in-game auction house indefinitely in March, 2014. The console port itself was generally well received upon release, with critics praising the overall transition from PC.

In terms of the game’s future, though, Blizzard recently unveiled the first expansion pack at Gamescom. Entitled Reaper of Souls, the added content is due to release sometime next year and will introduce several new features including Bounties and the Adventure Mode. Furthermore, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls will be available to test during the company’s Blizzcon event, which kicks off this weekend in Anaheim, California. As a matter of fact, the first trailer for the expansion pack has appeared ahead of time, and you can check out said footage right here:

Diablo III is available now on PC, Mac, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Blizzard’s RPG will also make an appearance on PlayStation 4 in the early stages of 2014.