The launch of Diablo 3 by Blizzard Entertainment has become the fastest selling PC video game in history with over 6.3 million downloads and sales in the first week.
In fact it was so successful, that servers that run the game were inundated by users causing some who downloaded the game to not be able to play right away. This glitch caused several publicly negative comments on various game forums.
Despite the hiccups, Mike Morhaim, CEO of Blizzard Entertainment was quoted as saying, “We’re definitely thrilled that so many people around the world were excited to pick up their copy of Diablo III and jump in the moment it went live,... We also regret that our preparations were not enough to ensure everyone had a seamless experience when they did so. I want to reaffirm our commitment to make sure the millions of Diablo III players out there have a great experience with the game moving forward."