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.

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3 Comments on Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Has Sold 2.7 Million Copies

TheOneS2K

On April 3, 2014 at 1:46 pm

REALLY? People fell for it again, paying $40 for a 1 act expansion pack that is really short and only has 1 new character -_- people will buy anything these days even when it sucks.

Michael

On April 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm

@TheOneS2k

I totally agree with you 100%…Even Star Craft 2 expansion Hear of the Swarm is 40 bucks and its an entire game…

This is all Blizzard testing the waters of what they can or cannot get away with when it comes to pricing there stuff. Its going to happen in the future with Horde and Alliance joining forces in WOW. In which for example you can decide if you want to more your undead to join alliance or take your dwarf and go to the horde. This was posted as an April fools joke on MMO(http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/3870-Warlords-of-Draenor-Preview-Faction-Change-Betrayal-Quest) but I’m not stupid. This is to see peoples reaction to this so they can charge for this service in the future.

Soon we will hear about buying card packs for Hearthstone. But they are waiting for people to get hooked on it before dropping this ball. There is no such thing as a free game. You’ll see.

Even if 100,000 people buy into this, blizzard has made more money this way than releasing a brand new game. All they gotta do is charge for ingame changes once people get hooked. Not a bad way to make money. But these people who buy this stuff are the ones at fault and wind up ruining this game for the rest of us. This is one of the many reasons alot of people left. They are not providing any new content like they did before wrath of the Lich King. Its just a long stall.

Ron Whitaker

On April 4, 2014 at 5:43 am

@Michael: A couple of things to keep in mind.

First, changing factions is a service that Blizzard has offered in WoW for quite some time. It costs $30 to change factions. https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/faction-change-basics-eligibility-and-limitations

Second, buying card packs has been in Hearthstone since day one. We heard about it long ago. I think everyone knows that free-to-play games have to make money somewhere.

Not saying that your conclusion is wrong, just that your examples of things that might happen are actually things that already happened.