Between the PC, the XBox 360, and the PlayStation 3 versions, in excess of 14 million copies of Diablo III
have been sold since the game launched last year. Blizzard
CEO Mike Morhaime
announced the figure during an inventor call last night. He added that recent praise about the action RPG is centered on changes to the loot system and the fact that the auction house was ditched on consoles. Morheim continued,
"Players and critics alike have noted that these changes have resulted in a more fun and satisfying game experience. 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."