Sure you guys want to take a pitchfork and torch to Blizzard for servers going down on launch night of Diablo 3, but I’m hoping that these figures help to explain the situation a little better. Honestly, do you build servers? Do you know how to work internet dark magics? Probably not. So have a heart when I tell you 3.5 million people assaulted Diablo 3 servers with a demon slaying fervor that just toppled the machines for a few hours. Diablo 3 is easily poised to be the biggest PC release of the year with sales totals for the first week hitting well over 6 million copies.
Alot of the first night traffic can also be attributed to the WOW annual pass that when purchased nets you a free downloadable copy of Diablo 3. I think theres maybe a few people that play World of Warcraft right? Maybe a couple? A couple of hundred million? Yeah. So how about we cut some slack to Blizzard because I don’t think anybody could have handled that. Or maybe the forces of Hell descended that night to take out the servers so the players couldn’t invade and wreck Hell’s fortress or something. I don’t know. I’ve got to go play Diablo.. because the servers are fine now.