‘Diablo 3′ Now With 10 Million Users, Surpasses ‘World of Warcraft’

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Diablo 3 has gathered ten million registered users since its release a few months earlier.

Diablo 3 is a swords and spells game that entices players who love to play heroes and fight a bunch of mystic enemies.

Since its release in May, the video game has already assembled ten million players and now brags that it has gained more users than its in-house rival: World of Warcraft.

At the same time, more than one million World of Warcraft users dropped out during the last three months, which now brings the tally to 9.1 million from 10.2 million users.

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However, Activision, the game publisher of the World of Warcraft franchise, seems to be having a glitch with the decline though it is due to release the latest version, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, in September.

Meanwhile, the game publisher still has a lot revenue sources to be thankful for, such as other games, add-ons and toys.

Activision has Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, which became the highest-ranking console and handheld game in terms of revenues during the first half of 2012. Another feat is that Activision’s Blizzard Enertainment gained the highest spot in independent game publisher rankings during the last three months in both North America and Europe.

Though Activision’s net revenue decreased to $1.08 billion during the quarter, it is just a tiny drop compared to the $1.15 billion it reported during the same quarter last year.

Blizzard’s Diablo 3, is recognized as the top-selling PC game of the year after it sold 3.5 million copies during the first day of its release, and currently caters 10 million players, who are wavering their virtual swords and casting their mystic spells through it.

 

Image: Blizzard Entertainment via Flickr (CC)

Author: Francis Rey Balolong

A coffee junkie who spends most of his time writing about the latest news on social media and mobile technology. I would definitely consider myself a nerd (in the coolest most hipster way possible). That being said, I love technology, music, writing, and all things mobile.

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10 Comments on "‘Diablo 3′ Now With 10 Million Users, Surpasses ‘World of Warcraft’"


Guest
2 years 10 months ago

You should be writing about how hard Diablo 3 is tanking right now and literally three quarters or more of those 10mil registered accounts are actually very, very, very much dead (not to mention the thousands of bot accounts).

Take the time to skim over the general forums and you’ll a sea of hate and loathing for Blizzard’s Diablo 3 dev team, who are currently hiding in a hole somewhere on Mars right now.

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D
2 years 10 months ago

Stop writing articles on subjects you know nothing about. Or if you must, at least inform yourself beforehand.

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Diablows
2 years 10 months ago

This is the worst money grab in gaming history. The only thing worse than this poorly written article is the game itself. I’d love to see how many “active” players out of that 10million there are. Blizzard is not the same Blizzard most of us grew up on. Everything changed when Activision bought them and the Blizzard North (the team that made the original WoW and Diablo I and II) left. They are only concerned about their bottom line as proven by this 1/2 complete, pay-to-win, dump they laid on the gaming community w/ the “Diablo” title.

Worst
Game
Ever.

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lc
2 years 10 months ago

by active you mean bought? I bought it and played the first month. Its still active i guess…..