Blizzard Entertainment is celebrating today with the news that its action-RPG sequel Diablo 3 sold more than 3.5 million units in its first 24 hours of release. More impressively, that first 24 hours sales figure doesn't include the more than 1.2 million players who received the game for free as part of Blizzard's Annual Pass promotion for World of Warcraft. The rough total of five million players on day one amounts to the biggest PC game launch in history.
The latest figures, based on "internal company records and reports from key distribution partners" indicates that the number has risen even further since the May 15, 2012 launch of Diablo 3. The game currently stands at more than 6.3 million players, not including those signing on from Korean Internet game rooms. Not a bad start for a release that is exclusive to a platform that naysayers like to refer to as "dead." Take that, PC haters.