Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Has Sold 2.7 Million Copies
Diablo 3’s Reaper of Souls expansion has sold 2.7 million copies.
Blizzard released the sales number today in a release where it discussed the success of the expansion which officially released last month on March 25th. The company, understandably, expressed its happiness that the new content has been received so well by the game’s fans who, apparently, have already defeated the game’s final boss, Maltheal the Angel of Death, more than 1.5 million times.
“With Reaper of Souls, we wanted to emphasize all the things that Diablo gamers have always loved about the series, from the dark gothic setting to the piles and piles of epic loot,” said Blizzard cofounder Mike Morhaime. “We’re excited to see that players are enjoying the changes we’ve made to the game, and we look forward to achieving our Paragon levels alongside everyone else in the weeks and months ahead.”
The solid sales of Reaper of Souls shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Diablo 3’s own sales broke 10 million all the way back in 2012 and while the game has played host to some controversies since its release, it has nonetheless developed a strong fan base eager for more content. Add in the fact that Reaper of Souls has, by and large, been well received by critics and it was practically bound to sell decently.