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Diablo 3 sales hit 14 million

Blizzard pleased with the response to the game's launch on PS3 and Xbox 360

Lifetime Diablo 3 sales across all platforms have reached 14 million units.

The news was announced by Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime last night during Activision Blizzard's third quarter financial results briefing.


"We're pleased with the response to the game's [September] launch on PS3 and Xbox 360," Morhaime told investors (via Seeking Alpha).

"Reviews have been very positive about how the game plays on console. Much of the praise has been centred on changes we made to the loot system and our decision to keep the auction house off of the console platform.

"Players and critics alike have noted that these changes have resulted in a more fun and satisfying game experience," he added. "That reaction factored in our decision to remove the auction houses from the PC version of Diablo 3 effective next March, which players have also responded very positively to.

"We're building upon those design philosophies for loot and incorporating them into Reaper of Souls, the Diablo 3 expansion pack which is coming for PC and PS4 in 2014."

Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls will be playable on PS4 at BlizzCon 2013 this weekend, Blizzard has confirmed.