PC game Diablo III has set a new all-time record for the fastest-selling PC game ever, with over 3.5 million copies registered within 24 hours of going on sale last week, going on to reach top 6.3 million at present. Such was its demand, that thousands of gamers were unable to play the game due to the infamously embarrassing ‘Error 37’ issue that has plagued the game.
Not that Diablo III’s success will come as too much of a surprise for gaming fans, and PC gaming fans in particular.
Diablo 3 has been one of the most eagerly-awaited games of recent times, even eclipsing the excitement of recent Star Wars online game Star Wars: The Old Republic, which itself suffered from overloaded servers, and queues of players trying to register.
“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,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, admitting “regret” that “preparations were not enough to ensure everyone had a seamless experience when they did so”.
Thankfully efforts are being made to ensure a better Diablo 3 experience. If you’re one of the many players to experience the infamous ‘Error 37’ upon attempting to sign up and own an Android smartphone, download the Diablo 3 Server Checker app from Google Play.
The app was made available this week, and is free to download. It provides real-time server status updates to let fans know when server conditions are at their optimum to help plan your playing time. Despite Diablo 3’s success, Max Payne 3 for Xbox 360 and PS3 still topped the UK top ten gaming charts. Diablo 3 came in second place, with just 8,000 copies between the two.
Goodbye ‘Error 37’ courtesy of free Android app
But don’t let the above put you off Diablo 3. We’ve reviewed the game for ourselves, and loved it. Click on the link below for the full lowdown. Hint: we thoroughly recommend it.