It looks like Diablo III had obtained a great success. Activision Blizzard said today that more than 10 million players have entered the magical Sanctuary world, and to explore in this fantasy land.
The Blizzard Entertainment department of Activision Blizzard had announced previously that it sold more than 6.3 million copies of Diablo 3 in the first week on sale. Now the number has exceeded 10 million.
Not every copy sold on the standard price of $ 60, because World of Warcraft users can get a discount. However, if everyone paid $ 60, then, the total retail sales will be over six hundred million U.S. dollars. For any new games, which are very considerable.
Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said in a conference call with analysts today, the game cash auction services meet income expectations. He said the company will continue to expand the service for the players, but auction does not provide the specific amount of money. The auction house Inside brought some income, Blizzard does not have these revenues before, because the players are trading outside the game.
Diablo 3 listed after 12 years Diablo 2 launched, completely overcome the Max Payne 3 listed at the same time. Max Payne 3 sales are expected to be approximately $ 250 million, according to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter said.