More than 3.5 million copies of Diablo III had been sold in the first 24 hours of the game's release, setting the new all-time record for fastest-selling PC game, Blizzard Entertainment announced. The number does not include the more than 1.2 million players who received Diablo III as part of signing up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion. Altogether, more than 4.7 million gamers around the world were poised to storm Sanctuary on day 1 of Diablo III's release - representing the biggest PC game launch in history.
As of the first week of the game's availability, that number had already grown to more than 6.3 million. The above figures also do not include players in Korean Internet game rooms, where Diablo III has become the top-played game, achieving a record share of more than 39% as of May 22.