Diablo IV Since its release, the Blizzard title It sold out fasterand today reached a new record, with $666 million reported in 5 days. More than 276 million hours have already been spent in Sanctuary, or more than 30,000 years. This new installment in the series is an undeniable hit that will continue for many years to come, with plenty of new content arriving across the seasons and expansions.
Within five days of launch, Diablo IV sells out as the box office equivalent of the biggest opening week of the year
Gamers have already logged over 276 million hours on Blizzard Entertainment’s fastest-selling game of all time
The record launch is just the beginning of a live service game in disguise, with seasons starting next month and expansions planned for years to come
Irvine, Calif. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Jun. 12, 2023 – Diablo IV has the best-selling opening in Blizzard history, passing $666 million in global sales in the first five days after its release on June 6*. The latest installment in the Diablo series, and Blizzard’s fastest-selling game of all time*, is the box office equivalent of the year’s biggest opening week**.
The heroes of Sanctuary, the world where Diablo takes place, have played more than 276 million hours, or more than 30,000 years.
“On behalf of Blizzard, we want to thank the millions of players around the world who immerse themselves in Diablo IV,” said Mike Ybarra, President of Blizzard Entertainment. “Diablo IV is the result of our amazing teams working together to craft and support genre-defining games, build epic worlds, and inspire memories that will last a lifetime. We are grateful for the response, proud of the team, and remain committed to listening to our players and ensuring that Diablo continues to exceed expectations for years to come.”
So what are players doing with all that time in Diablo IV?
- Killed 276 billion demons since early access: roughly 35 times the world’s population.
- Players have been defeated over 316 million times
- … more than 5 million of these vanquished were at the hands of the butcher.
- But they don’t fall alone – players have party with friends over 166 million times.
- 163 players have reached their maximum level in Hardcore mode, where deaths are permanent.
When gamers aren’t playing Diablo, they’ve been watching – Diablo IV was the #1 game on Twitch from Early Access on June 1 through June 9, breaking Blizzard records for both hours streamed and watched over a similar period.
Blessed Mother Lilith is glad of your devotion, O mortals.
Diablo IV is available now, featuring cross-platform play and cross-progression on Windows® PC and Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, and PlayStation®4, as well as up to four-player co-op, including a couch for two-player co-op on consoles.
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