Blizzard's latest release, Diablo III, sold 3.5 million in the first 24 hours on sale, setting a new record for the fastest selling PC game, and boasted 6.3 million players after a single week.
Crucially those day one sales figures don't include those World Of Warcraft Annual Pass owners who got a copy for free. That bumps it up to 4.7 million gamers who had access to the game on the release day, May 15.
"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," said CEO Mike Morhaime.
"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."
A number of players struggled with login errors in the game's first week, turning "Error 37" into an internet meme.
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