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Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Sells 2.7 Million

Two years ago, despite a disastrous launch, Diablo III shattered PC sales records and sold 3.5 million copies in one day, and 6.3 million copies by the end of the week. 

Reaper of Souls, the Diablo III expansion, didn't set similar sales records, but did manage to sell rather impressively. Activision announced today that the expansion sold 2.7 million copies in the first week.  

The publisher also noted that Reaper of Souls has attracted quite a bit of streaming activity. On day one, Twitch streaming views of Reaper of Souls have exceeded 2.4 million views. 

Reaper of Souls brings a brand new act to Diablo III, the Crusader (a new playable character), and Adventure Mode, which allows players to skip around different story acts in the game. 

  • bloodem
    They'll never get my money, that's for sure. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me!
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  • sc14s
    They'll never get my money, that's for sure. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me!
    What? The expansion got right everything the vanilla version of d3 didn't have for the most part, the only things that i still pine over from d2 that i would like in d3 is the rune word system and ladder resets.
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  • brandonjclark
    They'll never get my money, that's for sure. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me!
    Guess what? They patched the heck out of it and it's a VERY good game now. I too threw it away like a used rubber after just the first week upon release, but since I've been back in just two weeks ago I've logged 108 hours. I can't put it down. It's amazing now. Go ahead, redownload vanilla and see for yourself.
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  • Rur
    What? The expansion got right everything the vanilla version of d3 didn't have for the most part, the only things that i still pine over from d2 that i would like in d3 is the rune word system and ladder resets.
    Ladders are coming in the next content patch, so you can check that off your list!Yes RoS is amazing, all the people still riding the D3 hate bandwagon are missing out.
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  • KelvinTy
    The PS3 version is vastly more superior. You can find loot that is actually useful for your class, 5 minutes between each legendary drop and most importantly, the game is designed for console!It's a shame they dumbed the game so down that it's boring and frustrating to play on PC. It's practically a gear check game, next to none skill involved and praying to the Random Number Generator seems the only way to go.
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  • Steveymoo
    The PS3 version is vastly more superior. You can find loot that is actually useful for your class, 5 minutes between each legendary drop and most importantly, the game is designed for console!It's a shame they dumbed the game so down that it's boring and frustrating to play on PC. It's practically a gear check game, next to none skill involved and praying to the Random Number Generator seems the only way to go.
    Why is it different on console? Are console user expecting an easy ride?
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  • jimmysmitty
    13034938 said:
    They'll never get my money, that's for sure. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me!
    What? The expansion got right everything the vanilla version of d3 didn't have for the most part, the only things that i still pine over from d2 that i would like in d3 is the rune word system and ladder resets.

    Really? Go to the D3 forums. Looks like they still have a lot of work to do because people are still not happy.

    As for the 2.7 million, if you compare it in retention it is not very impressive. Overall D3 PC sold something to the tune of 13 million. If we do not consider all of the possible new to D3 purchases of RoS that means retention is somewhere around 20%.

    I haven't bought it yet because I don't feel they have gotten things completely right yet.

    13034945 said:
    They'll never get my money, that's for sure. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me!
    Guess what? They patched the heck out of it and it's a VERY good game now. I too threw it away like a used rubber after just the first week upon release, but since I've been back in just two weeks ago I've logged 108 hours. I can't put it down. It's amazing now. Go ahead, redownload vanilla and see for yourself.

    Vanilla is still as bad as it was before. Loot 2.0 was built around RoS and without it the loot is still just as bad as it ever was, the only difference is that now the majority of loot will drop with your main stat + vit . Drops are still bad and the legendary items are mostly trash just like pre 2.0.

    13035000 said:
    What? The expansion got right everything the vanilla version of d3 didn't have for the most part, the only things that i still pine over from d2 that i would like in d3 is the rune word system and ladder resets.
    Ladders are coming in the next content patch, so you can check that off your list!Yes RoS is amazing, all the people still riding the D3 hate bandwagon are missing out.

    People must be easily fooled by Blizzard. They said the same thing about PvP, that it was coming shortly after launch of D3 yet we only have a horrendous brawling to date.

    Loot 2.0 was also supposed to come out well before it did and was designed around D3V originally with the GAH still in play. RoS was not the main factor in Loot 2.0 originally.

    Rifts, or as they were originally called Nephalem Runs, were also originally part of Loot 2.0 and were going to be implemented into D3V as well but that got cut and D3V got the really short end of the stick.

    Trusting Blizzard to just deliver on what it says is like trusting a jewel thief with your prized diamond. It is just bad.

    13035356 said:
    The PS3 version is vastly more superior. You can find loot that is actually useful for your class, 5 minutes between each legendary drop and most importantly, the game is designed for console!It's a shame they dumbed the game so down that it's boring and frustrating to play on PC. It's practically a gear check game, next to none skill involved and praying to the Random Number Generator seems the only way to go.
    Why is it different on console? Are console user expecting an easy ride?

    The console version is vastly different. Offline mode and way more drops more often. People called it loot 1.5 but it is more like PC got loot 1.5 and the console got loot 2.0.

    As well most console players are more casual and don't spend much more than 100 hours on a single game unlike us on PC that will find a game and put 1000 hours into it. For example, I have well over 2000 hours in TF2 and about 150 days worth of time in GW2.
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  • yome
    I've played d3 a huge amount of time, several mothers after I hit p100 I was still on it, then I tried marvel Heroes from gazillion (David Breivik is behind the game), it's better than d3 in every aspect, it's a mmoarpg, in a single month they add more content than Diablo get in a year, it's free to play and you can actually play the game in it's whole without spending a dime, most player just do buy some costumes just because they're grateful such a game exists. I'll never ever give anymore money to Activision/blizzard
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  • bloodroses75
    Definitely not looking into buying D3 or it's expansion at all; at least not while Blizzard owns it. After they've banned my WoW account for 6 months of not using it, constantly messing up my Starcraft 2 account, and 'losing' my Hearthstone beta account, I have absolutely no trust in Blizzard anymore.
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  • brandonjclark
    Wow, so many people here are really depressed.
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