Blizzard: Diablo III Sets Launch Record

Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment said today that its launch of Diablo III, its newest gaming title, has set a new record for the fastest selling, PC game, with 3.5 million copies sold in its first 24 hours. Blizzard said that 4.7 million gamers launched with the new title, which also include 1.2 million players who received Diablo III as part of its World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion, and that the number has already grown to more than 6.3 million as of the first week of availability. Diablo III launched on May 15th.