May 15th can’t come soon enough for those who’ve pre-ordered Blizzard’s upcoming blockbuster, Diablo III. Trust me, that’s a lot of antsy people. Diablo III has officially become Amazon’s most pre-ordered PC title in history.
Amazon is, and has always been, a huge market for pre-ordering and buying games. But, we can’t forget that it’s not the only place. Blizzard themselves have been accepting pre-orders though their Battle.net service; not to mention the other retailers like GameStop and Best Buy. Add those up and you get exactly what we have all expected: madness.
The anticipation for this game has been ridiculous all the way back to when it was announced in 2008. Given the excitement, these pre-order sales records are all but surprising to us. Blizzard has also been extremely active in promoting the title in the months before its release. They put out videos showing off characters like The Barbarian and The Monk, and even went behind the scenes in the creation of their Diablo animated short: Wrath. All of this media hype and attention has surely been a factor in driving up the game’s pre-order numbers. The guys at Blizzard know what they’re doing.
Having the most Amazon PC pre-orders ever obviously means that Diablo III has surpassed other PC hits such as StarCraft II and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, both Blizzard titles as well.
As of now, Diablo III is a PC and Mac only title, but Blizzard has plans to bring the game to consoles in the future. You can bet that the console versions of this game, if they come to fruition, will be just as successful.
If you’d like to add to the madness surrounding Diablo III, you can head on over to Amazon and get it pre-ordered before the game’s official launch on May 15th.