Blizzard Entertainment has announced that Diablo IV has become its fastest-selling game.
Diablo IV has been released for four days already via Early Access and it has already become one of the most popular titles in June 2023. Now that it has fully launched today, it is expected that the player number count will now significantly jump. Still, in just four days of early access, the game has already achieved new records and this new announcement just confirmed it.
Diablo IV Becomes Fastest-Selling Game
In a new press release by Blizzard Entertainment, it was revealed that the game has been played for 93 million hours already, or over 10,000 years. This is the equivalent of playing 24 hours a day since the beginning of human civilization. It has also been hailed as the game company’s fastest-selling game of all time with Blizzard’s highest pre-launch sales ever on both console and PC.
“This is a moment years in the making for the Diablo IV team,” said Rod Fergusson, general manager of Diablo. “We’re extremely proud to offer players the richest story ever told in a Diablo game. Players have a range of choices, including personal character customization, equipping personalized skills for battling horrific demons, or collecting Legendary loot to support your playstyle while discovering new ones. Since the game was first announced in 2019, the support from millions of players around the world drove us toward this release of our dark vision of Sanctuary. Hail Lilith, Blessed Mother.”
“Our vision at Blizzard is to create legendary experiences for all to share, and Diablo IV is an incredible realization of that vision,” said Mike Ybarra, President of Blizzard Entertainment. “With highly customizable gameplay, gripping storytelling, and plenty of options around how to engage with the world, this masterfully crafted expression of the Diablo universe is an outstanding example of what our talented development teams are capable of. Whether you’re a veteran of the series or diving into Sanctuary for the first time, we welcome players to the global launch of Diablo IV.”
What Diablo IV Offers
Diablo IV is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. It features cross-platform play and cross-progression. It also offers up to four player co-op, including two player couch co-op on consoles.