Diablo III has set a new PC sales record according to Blizzard. The smash hit RPG shifted more than 3.5 million units in the first 24 hours, and was given to a further 1.2 million gamers through the World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion. This makes Diablo III the fastest selling game in PC history and the biggest PC-game launch in history.

Blizzard has also revealed that the game has now gone on to sell more than 6.3 million in total since launch.

"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 Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "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."

"Regarding today's announcement, we recognize that setting a new launch record is a big achievement," Morhaime continued. "However, we're especially proud of the gameplay feedback we've received from players worldwide. We're pleased that Diablo III has lived up to players' high expectations, and we're looking forward to welcoming more players into Sanctuary in the days ahead."

We handed down a mighty 9/10 in the VideoGamer.com Diablo 3 Review last week.


Log-in problems or not, launch issues certainly don't appear to have hurt sales of Blizzard's highly anticipated title.