Sunday 13 May 2012

Diablo 3 is Amazon's most pre-ordered PC title ever

Are you excited for Diablo 3 in just 2 more days? You are certainly not the only one because this news recently in says that D3 is Amazon’s most pre-ordered PC title ever. Wow! That is pretty impressive since we know many games have been on anticipated backorder. 

Joystiq brings us more details on the story:

A representative for Amazon told Joystiq that Diablo 3 is Amazon's most pre-ordered PC title ever. "Today, it became the most pre-ordered PC game of all-time on – even exceeding pre-orders for Blizzard's own StarCraft II and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm," the rep said.

It's been a pretty good month for pre-orders on Amazon. Earlier this month, day-one pre-orders for Black Ops 2 managed to top pre-orders for the first
Black Ops and even last year's Modern Warfare 3.

That is actually very impressive when you think about it. Why do you think the game is so popular before it even launches? Will there be a lot of Diablo fans returning for this next phase of the story or do you think many of them are new players and new fans? Could some of the pre-orders be coming from WoW players who are now invested in Blizzard games and interested in checking out D3 even if they never played Diablo before?

It will certainly be interesting to see all the numbers after launch and see where they all balance out. As for you, why are you playing?