Activision Blizzard: Diablo 3 Sells 10m, Warcraft Subs Fall By 1m
Diablo 3 has sold 10 million copies in total while Blizzard’s tentpole MMO, World of Warcraft, lost one million subscribers in the three months leading up to 30 June, Activision Blizzard has revealed.
The news comes from the latest Activision Blizzard financial call, which also revealed that 1.2 million copies of Diablo 3’s 10m haul were bagged for free with a WoW annual pass. The game was dubbed the fastest-selling PC game of all time when it shifted 3.5m copies on launch back in May.
Acknowledging Diablo 3’s launch issues and recent debate over the game’s perceived lack of longevity, Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime said the development team “has also been working on improvements to end-game rewards and having a player-versus-player mode, which we hope will enhance the value and longevity of the game.”
World of Warcraft subscriber numbers dropped from 10.1 million to 9.1 million during April, May and June – Blizzard attributed most of the drop to Asian territories and players taking time out to play Diablo 3.
Meanwhile, Call of Duty Elite has “at least” 2.3 million paying customers and 12 million registered users, Activision confirmed.