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Mike Morhaime on Blizzard and Diablo 3 in latest financial results

Posted 8 Feb 2013 by

Activision Blizzard released their latest financial figures over night and as usual Mike Morhaime was on hand to bring us the latest from the Blizzard camp.

According to Mike, WoW subs are down on the last quarter to 9.6 million with the majority of lost players coming from China. He also confirmed, which we know already, that Blizzard All Stars is in development along with a new MMO. On Diablo 3, Mike added:

“Launching the game back in May had a tremendous impact on Blizzard and our community. Diablo 3 broke PC game sales records, and as of the end of the year has sold more than 12 million copies world wide.

Whole this is a humbling achievement we’re not satisfied with merely breaking sales records. The development team has worked worked aggressively adding new content, game systems, features and other improvements.

A new update is in testing now which will add dueling and other new content.

Diablo is extremely important to Blizzard and we will continue to invest aggressively to support the franchise and the community.”

No huge revelations this time but it’s nice to hear they are 100% behind Diablo 3 and we can hopefully look forward to lots more in the future. They do however need to pick up the pace of updates which have been pretty slow since release.

By August 2012 Diablo 3 had sold more than 10 million copies. By November it was still selling “very well” but no advance on the 10 million figure was given but since then Diablo 3 has gone on to surpass 12 million copies sold.


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