Mac Diablo II Sells Out!
6:00 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
In a remarkable achievement for the Macintosh game market, a source has informed us that Mac Diablo II has sold out the entire first run of 25,000 copies in less than three weeks. While this is just a flash in the pan compared to PC sales -- with preorders, PC Diablo II sold 250,000 copies the first day, and has since sold more than a million worldwide -- nevertheless this is an enthusiastic vote of confidence by Mac gamers, and one that will be noticed by Blizzard as well as other developers.
According to our source, another pressing of Mac Diablo II has begun. Traditionally Blizzard transitions over to a hybrid Mac/PC product after some time, and in fact the CDs in the Mac OS boxes are indeed hybrid, although the reverse is not true as of yet.
If you're new to Diablo II, this action-oriented realtime RPG is perhaps one of the most anticipated sequels in video game history. Mixing plot and character development with endless streams of monsters to slaughter, Diablo II evolves beyond the somewhat simplistic original by adding more specialized character types, many more monsters, and a whole new weapons and magic system. For more on Diablo II read our extensive two-part preview, which features many screen shots. And if you're having any trouble finding Mac Diablo II on store shelves, that's a good thing! Just wait a few days, and we're sure it will be restocked.
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