Sales of Blizzard's popular online-only action-RPG Diablo 3 have reached 15 million to date worldwide, according to Activision Blizzard. The new milestone was revealed as part of the company's latest financial report. Those 15 million in sales include versions of the game across all platforms. Activision Blizzard chief Bobby Kotick said that these numbers also bode well for the upcoming launch of the expansion pack Reaper of Souls in March.
Activision Blizzard also revealed that World of Warcraft ended the year with 7.8 million paying subscribers, a slight increase over the last reported figure. Blizzard's top executive Mike Morhaime said that this uptick in subscribers is likely due to excitement generated by BlizzCon, Christmas, and new promotions designed to get players back into the game.
WOW expansion Warlords of Draenor should help keep the momentum on subscriptions going in the right direction, according to Morhaime:
"In terms of World of Warcraft, we think that the ongoing engagement in the game really is just dependent on ongoing content, and we're continuing to invest in growing the World of Warcraft development team and creating new content," he said. "And looking towards getting into beta on Warlords of Draenor, we think there are a lot of great features that will drive engagement with the game and hopefully bring players back to the game."