Diablo Immortal has been out on its official release on mobile devices and on open beta for the PC version for just a couple of weeks. Despite its infamous announcement at BlizzCon 2018 and the comments of its player base about its monetization model, many fans of the Diablo franchise as well as the ARPG genre were still eager to try the game out and get some fun out of it.
How many players are playing Diablo Immortal?
Currently, it appears that there’s no readily available count for all the active or concurrent players for Diablo Immortal yet, but we can try to get an estimate from other details.
Diablo Immortal Install Count
Recently, the Diablo Immortal official Twitter page just tweeted out their gratitude as the game hit 10 million installs:
However, they didn’t specify whether that’s the cumulative installs for both the PC version and the mobile version, or if it’s just for one version.
We did some further digging and based from the Google Play Store which is used by the majority of Android users, they have registered a total of +5 million installs. No details as to how many iOs users have installed the game on their devices, but comparing the review count between the two major app stores, we estimate it to be around a quarter of the Android user’s number.
Granted, those numbers don’t really count those players who have already uninstalled the game, and they most probably have duplicate reinstalls included in them as well. Comparing the total number of installs with the previous Diablo games wouldn’t be an appropriate comparison since Diablo Immortal released as a free-to-play game while the previous games were sold at a price.
Blizzard’s Declining User Count
Based from Activision Blizzard’s financial report for the first quarter of 2022, there’s a clear decline with their monthly active users as seen from their data from March of 2021 to March of 2022. The data shows the user count of games under Activision, Blizzard, and King, with Activision showing the most notable decline.
A lot of factors play in this decline, however the most impactful ones are the allegations and controversies that surrounded the company which have affected the company’s image and have also urged a lot of players to no longer play their games and support the company.
Natural Decay of a Game’s Player Count
Of course, it’s also normal for a game to see its player count slowly decline as time goes by. The decline can be affected by different factors as well, like the game’s overall quality, length of the game and replayability, additional content, etc.
For Diablo Immortal, we might see this decay a bit earlier and a bit steeper since most of the day-1 players are now entering the Paragon stages and as a free-to-play player, progression will eventually slow down to a snail’s pace unless the game releases new content to boost up the players’ progression soon.
These are just some of the factors, but from these, our best guesstimate of Diablo Immortal’s current player count is at around 5-6 million across all platforms. It is still its first month and we have the SEA region servers that are about to open on June 22 so we can still expect that number to rise in the coming days.
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Check out this video by Demone Kim talking about what the experience is like playing purely F2P in Diablo Immortal: