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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls has sold more than 2.7 million copies, Blizzard Entertainment announced yesterday.

The game, which released on March 25th this year, sold 2.7 million copies as of the first week of the expansion’s availability. The company also said that players have stopped Death more than 1.5 million times and continues to climb.

A live stream of launch parties in Seoul, Taipei, Warsaw, Stockholm and Los Angeles also saw more than 2.4 million views on their Twitch broadcast.

“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 Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment.

“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.”

Reaper of Souls continues the Diablo III story with a challenging new act that takes players from the legendary city of Westmarch to the unhallowed halls of the Pandemonium Fortress, culminating in an epic battle with Malthael, the Angel of Death.

The expansion also adds the unstoppable Crusader class to Diablo III’s roster of heroes, and increases the game’s level cap to 70, adding several powerful spells and abilities for the original five hero classes.