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Diablo III (PC) > Opinions (55)

Pillow posted 09/04/2014, 04:14
this is only the expansion numbers. The main game sold more than 10M on PC.
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late_release posted 21/09/2013, 02:52
VGC does not track digital sales, neither those who pirate download.
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MonstaMack posted 18/11/2012, 02:55
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/07/diablo-3-surpasses-10-million-sold/ Diablo 3 has sold over 10 million copies.
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lunalicrichard posted 25/10/2012, 08:38
I'm amazed that the numbers are so low ! None of the Diablo games sold more 3,5 million units ....
Even more suprising to me is that Skyrim sold under D3 !
Is this right ? One of the commentors stated that D3 sold over 10 milion units ......
Why doesn't VG update these numbers ?
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samuship posted 08/10/2012, 04:53
Most sales for this game are digitals. That's amazing, this really is the future of gaming.
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T.Rexington posted 10/08/2012, 07:12
Lots of those sales are likely digital sales. While this did great on retail, digital sales are now the main driving force of the PC gaming business.
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knocturnal2435 posted 09/08/2012, 09:56
This game seems to be significantly under tracked. At Activision/Blizzard's latest Quarterly Report / Meeting they announce world wide sales of Diablo III reaching 10 MILLION. This website still has it at 2.57 million, World Wide. Now, I understand that VgChartz does NOT track digital sales. But I truly doubt that digital sales have constituted for 75% of all sales for this game. I have a hard time believing that for a game of this magnitude, only 25% bought the hard copy.

Regardless, Activision/Blizzard announced 10 million units sold world wide (http://www.videogamer.com/pc/diablo_3/news/diablo_3_sells_over_10_million_copies_as_blizzard_has_best_financial_quarter_ever.html). The game is an absolute monster. Unfortunately, the record breaking sales figures for this game does not translate to quality.
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mitlar37 posted 29/07/2012, 02:04
Yeah, I haven't bought a retail copy of a game on pc since 2008 (Age of Conan). I can usually download and install a game in 30 - 45 minutes, less time than going to a brick and mortar store. Plus no gas :)
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invetedlotus123 posted 17/06/2012, 02:04
This game probably is selling more digital copies than retail copies. At forums it`s rare to find someone who got the retail edition. Got the digital on myself.
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crunch posted 16/06/2012, 03:11
I don't understand how it only has 2 million sales when it sold over 6 million copies in its first week.
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Barozi posted 15/06/2012, 09:21
1m according to NPD.
Pretty accurate in the US.
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Iveyboi posted 12/06/2012, 03:29
For sure 7M now
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ironmanDX posted 10/06/2012, 11:01
It's sold over 6 million copies.... We have it at 2.09. When wil digital downloads be relevant as sales? It's probably undertracked in retail but i think we should start raking digital sales soon.
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Heavenly_King posted 09/06/2012, 09:16
I guess most sales were from Battle.net store
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Kulcan posted 05/06/2012, 01:19
This game sold 6.5 million within the first week.. so...wtf is this?
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Turkish posted 05/06/2012, 12:54
Didnt this game sell like 3.5 million on the first day? Why is it only at 2m here?
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Serologic posted 03/06/2012, 10:56
Why VGChartz continues to do a shitty job regarding PC games sales? most innacurates numbers here...
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ManciuD posted 03/06/2012, 07:45
huge drop
second week is very poor compared to the first one
did the online DRM scared potential buyers?
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Sensei posted 03/06/2012, 03:18
Most people I know have the digital version.
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pezus posted 03/06/2012, 02:34
@T. Rexington: How does being online only affect the retail sales? The majority probably didn't even know before they bought it that it's online-only. There are many places around the world where buying retail is just much more convenient, especially where the internet connection is slow. So while the ratio might be around 50/50 in the West, it should be much lower mostly everywhere else.
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MichiGen posted 02/06/2012, 10:43
-girgosz - Nevermind, many PC games figures here are utter nonsense. For example look at The Witcher 1 here, it was mainly successful in Europe, it sold 2.1 million units worldwide and still vgchartz is dare to claim that it sold only 0.02m in Europe...
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T.Rexington posted 01/06/2012, 11:13
@ Pezus Sorry man, but considering D3 is a online only title, people had very little incentive to buy a physical version. outside of physical item collectors. These people are a minority and most will go with the digital version out of pure convenience.
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pezus posted 01/06/2012, 06:53
Yeah, the sales here are still bullshit. Digital is not 71% of the market already, especially for such a "collectible" title. Some smaller titles might sell more digitally but I doubt this one did.
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-girgosz- posted 31/05/2012, 08:12
MichiGen: Those Crysis sales are only retail and they are only for Europe. Learn how to read. The game is not tracked in America and digital sales are not tracked either. Vgchartz is not hiding it(it says 0.00 below 'USA'). Some old games are not tracked properly especially forr the PC but you can always check which game is not tracked by clicking on 'Global' on it's page. If it's not showing numbers for the first 10 weeks then it's not tracked.
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MichiGen posted 31/05/2012, 04:30
I don't think VGchartz track anything... it looks like those numbers are only from their heads = FAKE. At least 90% of all PC games here are utterly undertracked. Sometimes you need to multiply the vgchartz figures 4 or 5 times to get on the true number. It's not very funny when EA and Crytek announce that Crysis sold more than 3 millions on the PC and it's only 0.67m here..
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-girgosz- posted 31/05/2012, 10:58
mattployhar: Ok, I know it's getting more popular. I know the sites you mentioned and they are only a small percent of actual digital sales. Look at Starcraft II. Most of the sales are still retail. So why would the world turn this big? Besides, this game has a huge fanbase of geeks, they might want an actual copy or CE edition.
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MattPloyhar posted 31/05/2012, 06:20
@Girg - Actually Errorpwns is correct. More so than perhaps he realizes. I track game sales for a living. Talk to all the ISVs... most of the Analysts as well. Diablo is now sitting at nearly 6.5m in total sales. MOST PC gamers have migrated to Digital. Retail (unfortunately) is a husk of what it used to be. Don't forget.. the E. Hemisphere of PC Gamers actually dwarfs both the US & Europe combined. Also; in terms of Digital Services.. it's not just Steam.. but BattleNet, Impulse, D2D, Origins, etc. I also know several game ISVs that release games up on Torrent (Free digital distribution for F2P or Sub games). Even the beloved Console boys/girls are increasingly getting their games on PSN & LIVE etc. I don't necessarily 'like' it either.. but thems the facts.

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-girgosz- posted 30/05/2012, 02:37
errorpwns: You're dead wrong. Maybe in America that is the case but every one of my friends buys retail games including myself here in Hungary. Steam is popular here too but people prefer collecting games.
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-girgosz- posted 30/05/2012, 02:34
knocturnal2435: Yes. VGC only traks retail sales. Digital sales(Steam, PSN, XBL) are impossible to track. This applies to every game on this site. However these sales seem way off. I am sure that at least 50% of the sales are retail.
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knocturnal2435 posted 29/05/2012, 07:17
VGChartz only tracks actual store bought / retail / hard copy sales? Because, like I said before, that figure seemed way off for Diablo III.

Have digital PC sales really surpassed retail store bought copies by that wide of a margin? 1.8 million (VGChartz) of 6.3 million (officially released figures) means that only ~ 29% of Diablo III purchases were done through retail outlets?

Does that also apply for console games with XBX LIVE? Meaning, VGChartz doesn't track sales for console games (e.g. Rage) if purchased via XBXLIVE?
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errorpwns posted 29/05/2012, 04:39
Is it that hard for people to grasp the concept that these are retail sales? Not many PC gamers actually buy retail anymore. They usually prefer digital download.
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Iveyboi posted 29/05/2012, 02:32
WTF @ these sales.
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knocturnal2435 posted 29/05/2012, 02:20
What I don't get... Dozens of official reports out there have this game selling 3.5 million world wide in its first 24 hours and 6.3 million world wide in its first week, and VGChartz has the game at a whopping... 1.78 million after a full week. Pretty big discrepancy for VGChartz.

That said, I like the game a lot. It's not close to as good as Diablo II, but it's good.
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pezus posted 29/05/2012, 01:42
4.52m digital sales then? Yeah, right...
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Alby_da_Wolf posted 26/05/2012, 09:16
I'm not a Diablo fan anymore, but it's nice to see PC games selling so much.
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pezus posted 26/05/2012, 07:50
@ManciuD: Diablo 3 sold more in a week than Skyrim has sold on 360 in months. Or any console RPG of this generation for that matter.
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pezus posted 26/05/2012, 07:49
No, first day sales were 4.7m including the WoW bundle.

It seems pretty obvious they are undertracking the sales in Europe...
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JaxxRaxor posted 25/05/2012, 01:59
Sales as much smaller than I anticipated, I thought Diablo III would have sold above 1 million in the United States at retail. I guess more than 50% of the sales were digital from Blizzard's Website (which can't be tracked independently very well).
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zarx posted 25/05/2012, 04:35
must have sold a lot of digital copies
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shanbcn posted 24/05/2012, 01:21
First day was 3.5m not 4.7.
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pezus posted 23/05/2012, 06:07
4.7m first day (official sales numbers, not shipped). 6.3m first week. Biggest PC game ever and by far the biggest game of the year. Only MW3 360 has had a bigger first week.
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pezus posted 15/05/2012, 03:11
Lol, ManciuD...where's your source? I seem to recall the PC gaming revenue being more than console gaming combined
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ManciuD posted 05/04/2012, 08:24
@yahoocomReborn why wont you take a look at other rpgs on xbox 360
skyrim 5.7 mil
fable 3 4.7 mil
fable 2 4mil
oblivion 3.7 mil
fallout 3 3.6 mil etc etc
need i say moore?
what is the best selling rpg on pc?
diablo 2?
and that one came 12 years ago when pc actually had good sales
dont compare xbox 360 sales with pc
the 2006-2012 years alone for xbox 360 generated far beyond more money then the entire pc gaming

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yahoocomReborn posted 08/12/2011, 10:20
If Dark souls released on PC then It will become a huge success, Diablo's level, at least 7 million seller, not like now shitty console versions sales
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yahoocomReborn posted 08/12/2011, 10:19
Blizzard generated at least 1.3 billion dollars per year on PC alone and now nilli wants them to abandon PC and goes consoles, what a moron
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yahoocomReborn posted 08/12/2011, 10:18
shitty sales for Dark souls on XBOX360, they should cancel future "souls" games on XBOX360 just simply look the sales, bring it to PC...PC gamer only cares high quality games not like console fanboys also bought many junk shitty games
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yahoocomReborn posted 08/12/2011, 10:17
Also look at Diablo 3 and SWTOR, they will sell extremly well on PC... HIgh quality RPG always got good sales on PC, this is the reason why they should cancel future Dark souls game for XBox360 and bring it to PC, right nilli?
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zingerman posted 19/11/2011, 02:30
nilli, this game won't get pirated, not single copy will. Do a little research and you'll know why :D Also, this games will easily sell 5 mil in the first year, this game is gon' be huuuuuuge :D
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nilli posted 01/11/2011, 09:58
Wont ever reach 10 million. This game will be pirated to pieces on pc. Even if Blizzard dropped the lan support it will be pirated so much that you would not believe. Blizzard should get their head out of their asses and release this game on consoles. One way or the other. They know that pc is not gonna bring them enough money to cover the decade of development costs.
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Aidman posted 10/05/2011, 03:13
I played Diablo with its Exp , Diablo II with the Exp too and of course I will get the the THIRD tooooo I'm so hyped for this one.
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yahoocom1984 posted 03/11/2010, 12:23
Easily 10 million seller, Diablo III is the BEAST
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KroNfs posted 07/01/2009, 12:19
The wow killer. Please blizzard give this to us before 2011
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Smashed posted 06/10/2008, 09:30
This game's going to own.
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brawl4life posted 01/08/2008, 08:32
Hopefully by then I will have a computer good enough to run this ...gameplay vids look awesome !
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Ickalanda posted 19/07/2008, 09:13
I really can't wait for this game and just based on how much time I spent playing both Diablo and Diablo II with friends I know this game is going to end up taking up a lot of time at its release.
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Shipping Total

12,000,000 Units
As of: December 31st, 2012

Opinion (55)

Pillow posted 09/04/2014, 04:14
this is only the expansion numbers. The main game sold more than 10M on PC.
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late_release posted 21/09/2013, 02:52
VGC does not track digital sales, neither those who pirate download.
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MonstaMack posted 18/11/2012, 02:55
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/07/diablo-3-surpasses-10-million-sold/ Diablo 3 has sold over 10 million copies.
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lunalicrichard posted 25/10/2012, 08:38
I'm amazed that the numbers are so low ! None of the Diablo games sold more 3,5 million units ....
Even more suprising to me is that Skyrim sold under D3 !
Is this right ? One of the commentors stated that D3 sold over 10 milion units ......
Why doesn't VG update these numbers ?
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samuship posted 08/10/2012, 04:53
Most sales for this game are digitals. That's amazing, this really is the future of gaming.
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T.Rexington posted 10/08/2012, 07:12
Lots of those sales are likely digital sales. While this did great on retail, digital sales are now the main driving force of the PC gaming business.
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