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What you sow: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls sells 2.7 million copies in first week

Reaper of Souls is the very first expansion for Diablo 3. Can you believe that?

Blizzard took a risk with Diablo III’s first ever expansion: they separated Loot 2.0 out into a free update, and let it stand by itself. Our Reaper of Souls review says that it worked: a new campaign, Crusader class and adventure mode proved enough meat to pull in current and relapsed players alike, to the tune of 1.5 million thwarted Malthaels - and 2.7 million copies in the first week.

Reaper of Souls released on Windows and Mac on March 25. By the end of the day, Diablo III launch party streams on Twitch had collected more than 2.4 million eyes. Probably in jars, because you don't mess with a classic gothic image.

“With Reaper of Souls, we wanted to emphasize all the things that Diablo gamers have always loved about the series, from the dark gothic setting to the piles and piles of epic loot,” said Blizzard master and commander Mike Morhaime.

“We’re excited to see that players are enjoying the changes we’ve made to the game, and we look forward to achieving our Paragon levels alongside everyone else in the weeks and months ahead.”

Like you haven’t scaled your own paragon levels yet, Mr Morhaime. What’s the point of being CEO if you don’t get to level up before everybody else?

Reaper of Souls’ new campaign begins in the undead-bothered Westmarch, and comes to a close in the Pandemonium Fortress. That's where players tussle with Mr Reaper himself - Malthael.

The game’s level cap has been punted up to 70, and its original five classes granted a suite of new spells and abilities to suit. Have you been playing around with those, or tackling the Angel of Death as a shiny, new Crusader?

And if you haven't tried either, here's why it's high time to reinstall Diablo III - Reaper of Souls or no.

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Good for them - hopefully they'll keep improving the game as time moves forward.

I have tried the new patch but I haven't bothered with the expansion yet (once bitten, twice shy and all that plus it comes off as a bit pricey for the content it delivers from what I've read and seen from various sources) however I hope to pick it up once it drops to a more reasonable price (even then I'm having tons of fun with the patch alone together with Grim Dawn and Path of Exile...there can no longer only be one!).

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Enjoyed the free first act. But, stumbled at a full purchase as the original game is the same price as the exp sooooo, gonna wait for another sale on original.

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