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‘Diablo IV’ hits fastest-selling record in Blizzard Entertainment history upon launch
93 million hours played worldwide in just 4 days of early access
On June 6, 2023, the long-awaited latest installment of the “Diablo” series, “Diablo IV”, was officially released, and has already achieved the fastest sales in Blizzard Entertainment’s history. is being recorded*. Furthermore, in just four days since early access began, the total number of hours played worldwide has reached 93 million. Replacing it with the number of years means that it has been played for more than 10,000 years.
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“This is the culmination of several years of hard work by the Diablo IV development team. From demon-fighting skills to legendary loot to enhance your playstyle and discover new playstyles, you’ll have more options than ever before in 2019. Since we announced the game on , millions of players around the world have helped us release this latest installment with the series’ darkest vision of Sanctuary. Glory to Lilith!”
Comment from Blizzard Entertainment President Mike Ybarra
“Blizzard’s philosophy is to create legendary experiences that everyone can enjoy, and Diablo IV exemplifies this philosophy: highly customizable gameplay, engaging storytelling, and in-game worlds. With a wealth of options available and a lot of time and effort put into careful development, the latest installment in the Diablo series showcases the talent of Blizzard’s development team, and longtime fans of the series will find Sanctuary a place to stay. We hope that even those who set foot in the game for the first time will enjoy the global launch of Diablo IV without discrimination.”
What is “Diablo IV”?
“Diablo IV” supports cross-platform and cross-progression on Windows (R) PC, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation (R) 5, PlayStation (R) 4, and in addition to cooperative play by up to four people, Local two-player co-op is possible on home video game consoles.
“Diablo IV” is set in the world 50 years after “Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (R)”, and the story begins when Lilith, the child of hatred, is summoned and returns to the sanctuary of the human world. begins. The world is overrun by terrifying monsters, and only the bravest heroes can face the threat of chaos. Players can customize their gameplay any way they want, experimenting with different spells and abilities in the skill tree as they return to Sanctuary to save its people. Diablo IV features a vast open world where players can choose from one of five classes: shapeshifter druid, agile rogue, elemental sorcerer, mighty barbarian, or cunning necromancer. Step into the world. There is no set path in this game – it’s up to the player to decide how they want to progress through the game, whether they want to keep chasing Lilith, or whether they want to explore every corner of each region and strengthen their skills. is. The world of Sanctuary is filled with diverse environments and demonic monsters, and players can explore five regions in a co-op open world with over 120 dungeons and dozens of side quests. Put your skills to the test, face world bosses along the way, and liberate demon-infested strongholds.
But it doesn’t stop there. After completing the main story, players will be able to tackle a vast array of end-game activities that will allow them to embark on further adventures and enhance their powers even further. Through regularly occurring terrifying Helltide and nightmare difficulty Nightmare Dungeons, players can take advantage of the updated Paragon Board to customize their trajectory in multiple ways. Additionally, Whispers of the Dead now unlocks Legendary rewards from select reward quests, and PvP fame can be earned in the Land of Hate, a region designated for PvP. Seasons and expansions also add new gameplay features, questlines, characters, challenging achievements, and legendary loot on a regular basis to keep players constantly trying something new in Sanctuary. increase.
DIGITAL EDITIONS AND BENEFITS
“Diablo IV” can be purchased in digital versions: Standard Edition (9,800 yen including tax), Deluxe Edition (12,600 yen including tax), and Ultimate Edition (14,000 yen including tax). Each digital edition comes with a variety of perks to help you fight the forces of Hell that threaten Sanctuary:
Standard Edition: “Wings of Inarius” for “Diablo(R) III”(**) and pet “Inarius Murloc”, mount “Amalgam of Rage” for “World of
Warcraft(R)”(**) (***), Includes the cosmetic set “Winged Dark Auburn” for “Diablo Immortal” (**).
Deluxe Edition: All the benefits of the Standard Edition, plus Diablo IV Season 1 Premium Season Battle Pass unlocked, Diablo IV Infernal Armor and Temptation mounts(***) It is included.
Ultimate Edition: All the benefits of the Deluxe Edition, plus the Diablo IV Season 1 Season Battle Pass Boost Unlock (Premium Season Battle Pass Unlock, 20 Tier Skips, Cosmetics), and the Diablo IV Wings of the Creator emote. included.
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*Fastest sales based on pre-launch sales across all platforms (until June 5, 2023). Sell-through figures are based on reports from digital partners and Blizzard internal reporting. **Separate download required. Not available on all platforms and regions. “Diablo(R) III”, “Diablo Immortal” and “World of Warcraft(R)” are sold separately. ***Mounts must be unlocked in-game to use them.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
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