'Diablo III' announced for Xbox 360, releasing alongside PS3 version Sept. 3


"Diablo III" will be released for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Sept. 3.

Earlier this year, Blizzard announced that its popular PC role-playing game "Diablo III" would make its way to the PlayStation 3, though the company remained cagey on whether it would also be released for Microsoft's console. Today it confirmed "Diablo III" will be coming to both the PS3 and Xbox 360 on Sept. 3.

Blizzard announced the game's development for the 360 in a press release on its website, noting that the game will have the typical $59.99 retail price for both consoles when it's released. The game can be pre-ordered from Amazon, GameStop and Walmart from its official website. A co-op mode will be available via split-screen on both consoles or online over PlayStation Network or Xbox Live.

When Sony announced its upcoming PlayStation 4 console on Feb. 20, Blizzard made the surprise announcement that the game was coming to both it and the PS3. The company never directly addressed whether it would come to Microsoft's console, and it hasn't announced whether it will come to the recently announced Xbox One.

"Diablo III" for the PC was well received by critics, receiving an aggregate score of 88 out of 100 on Metacritic and 87.64 percent on GameRankings. When the game was released for PC on May 15, 2012, it became the fastest-selling computer game of all time, according to Blizzard.

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Great news! I wonder if the Real money auction house will also be in it. I hope not.
The game was lots of fun the first time through, I stopped playing once I beat Diablo with my first character. It's boring repeating the same thing over and over again.
Hopefully the console ports don't suffer from the same DRM problems that the PC version does.

I was stuck in a hospital for months with crappy internet and all I wanted to do was play the game, and I couldn't because of the stupid DRM. And when I finally got home and could really play...holy crap what a disappointment. Some aspects are really cool, but overall it's not worth half what they're charging for it.

If all the users were only complaining about the DRM requirements, then why are their so many accompanying complaints about the game itself?

frett said,
...why are there...

Thanks for the English police to fix that for him because we could not understand his post.

I hate trolls like that

CaptainBeno said,

Thanks for the English police to fix that for him because we could not understand his post.

I hate trolls like that

lol dude, I was correcting myself

Love RPGs but this isn't my kind of RPG. Nevertheless its cool to have on X360. Based on previous comments from Blizzard its clear they arent MS fans. This shows MS has become a very important player in the console market. Rather impressive in that small timeframe. Makes you wonder where Windows Phone could be in 5 years.

bviktor said,
Stupid. They should've made these for the next gen consoles, which is due about 2 months later.

They are and they will.

excalpius said,

They are and they will.


Nah, I doubt that. Blizzard is a company that use to strive for the weakest link in order to get as many to play as possible. It can be a curse and a blessing.

Blizzard... Waaay too late on this one. All the D3 hype died about a week after the game was released. Putting it onto consoles isn't going to do much for them, imho.

The PC version was really just the paid beta for the console releases, I fear. It sure looks like the game was really designed from the ground up for console players and controls.

Given how horribly boring the game ultimately turned out to be on PCs, I wouldn't recommend it anyone on any platform.

Honestly, who releases a "treasure grind" game that has no worthwhile treasure?!

I avoided it because of the always on drm for single player, however, the PS3 will allow offline, and doesn't have the cash market tied to the pc version. I may actually consider getting it now for PS3.

CaptainBeno said,
Also to note Metacritic user score is a 3.8 out of 100 . The 88 was company's paid to review the game

Your comment is wildly misleading.

The Metacritic user score was the result of a Reddit backlash for the game's DRM. Game reviewers are paid by their employers to review games, not the developers or publishers. There is nothing inappropriate about their jobs. If that's the case, then why have reviewers in any profession? No movie critics, no food critics, no book critics -- they're all getting paid to review, so why bother?

Yeah the Metacritic users score is a result of the DRM.

But the 88 score is at the other end influenced by the reputation of Blizzard. I can't remember the last time i've seen a big title by a big publisher get less than 8/10 on a major gaming website. These days they all get 9/10 "best thing since sliced bread". Under 9 is actually not that impressive for a big title by a publisher like Activision.

Almost everyone i know who was a fan of Diablo and Diablo 2 actually felt meh about Diablo 3. It was a good game. A great game at time. BUt nothing impressive and definately not worthy of a 9.

I know lot of people who actually enjoyed Torchlight 2 more than Diablo 3 (including myself).

LaP said,
But the 88 score is at the other end influenced by the reputation of Blizzard. I can't remember the last time i've seen a big title by a big publisher get less than 8/10 on a major gaming website. These days they all get 9/10 "best thing since sliced bread". Under 9 is actually not that impressive for a big title by a publisher like Activision.

Nonsense. Torchlight 2 got 88 on Metacritic and it's a similar game. Personally I really enjoyed both games but I thought Diablo 3 was better overall.

theyarecomingforyou said,

Nonsense. Torchlight 2 got 88 on Metacritic and it's a similar game. Personally I really enjoyed both games but I thought Diablo 3 was better overall.

D3 had better graphics and sound and...well, honestly, that's about it.

D3 was the biggest letdown release from a major publisher ever...before the new SimCity debacle, of course.

D3 was the gaming equivalent of "Windows 8"--which is the "New Coke" of Operating Systems.

Anthony Tosie said,

Your comment is wildly misleading.

The Metacritic user score was the result of a Reddit backlash for the game's DRM. Game reviewers are paid by their employers to review games, not the developers or publishers. There is nothing inappropriate about their jobs. If that's the case, then why have reviewers in any profession? No movie critics, no food critics, no book critics -- they're all getting paid to review, so why bother?


I remember some company going off the handles due to a low score and said they'd make sure the company was not allowed to review games or get any preview games again because of the low score they gave them, and that was only a few years ago, think it was all over neowin.

excalpius said,

D3 had better graphics and sound and...well, honestly, that's about it.

D3 was the biggest letdown release from a major publisher ever...before the new SimCity debacle, of course.

D3 was the gaming equivalent of "Windows 8"--which is the "New Coke" of Operating Systems.

D3 also had better story and felt more immersive to play.

theyarecomingforyou said,

Nonsense. Torchlight 2 got 88 on Metacritic and it's a similar game. Personally I really enjoyed both games but I thought Diablo 3 was better overall.


Torchlight isn't from a major publisher though, which was his point.

Northgrove said,
Torchlight isn't from a major publisher though, which was his point.

I'm well aware of that. However, the accusation made was that major publishers get better review scores. Obviously there is a degree of subjectivity when it comes to evaluating games but most will agree than Diablo III is at least as good as Torchlight 2, if not better (criticisms of the DRM aside). Most of the backlash stemmed from the DRM, which wasn't gameplay related and was something I didn't have an issue with. If anything I would argue that indie games often get higher scores precisely because they're not from major publishers and the expectations are lower.

I never said nor implied indie games were getting better or worse scores. My point was Diablo 3 was not all that great and not really better than a small game without a big financial backup of the scale of Activision / Blizzard.

I personally think neither Diablo 3 or Torchlight 2 are worthy of a 88. Mid 70ies at best.

My point was and remains almost all big titles by big publishers get 80+ on major gaming web sites. Activision release the same CoD game every year and always gets a 85+ at Gamerankings.com.

At least in the world of movie reviews it's not a rare occasion to see a big movie like Pearl Harbor getting awful reviews.

This game is blizzards biggest failure of all time. When diablo 2 is more fun then diablo 3 you know they messed up . Seriously you CAN NOT farm bosses for upgrades they took that out of the game. You must use the real money auction house if you need better gear. I gave my copy to a friend along with my account and even he said its garbage. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME

norseman said,
Why do you whine? I admit if you want uber gear you need to spend some $$. Stop belly-aching...

Because after years and years of delays the game does not stand a chance next to diablo 2 there is no excuse for the crud blizzard released called diablo 3 . If you think D3 is better then 2 you have lost your mind.

CaptainBeno said,

Because after years and years of delays the game does not stand a chance next to diablo 2 there is no excuse for the crud blizzard released called diablo 3 . If you think D3 is better then 2 you have lost your mind.


Ah, the old "if you disagree with me, you're insane" spiel.

honestly farming isn't fun in either D2 or D3. farming to get good gear is not good game design, you should get good gear because you fought for it and deserve it, not because you grinded the same boring boss over and over and over and over..... it's not fun. not in D2 not in D3

norseman said,
Why do you whine? I admit if you want uber gear you need to spend some $$. Stop belly-aching...

You answered your own question there, and why can't someone voice an emotional opinion? Obviously there'll be a backlash if Diablo makes payments a major part of the game if they never were before.

I enjoy Diablo III and find it to be a very good game.
My complaints would only be reserved for the BS "we've detected unusual activity on your account" crap that force you to either register a phone or a dongle with them to continue playing. I also gained a secret question that I never set! But that's Battle.net - a mashed up system of contradictions.

Shame I never got to try it on PC because some great person registered my email for a Battle.net account...
and customer support were oh so helpful /s

Crisp said,
Shame I never got to try it on PC because some great person registered my email for a Battle.net account...
and customer support were oh so helpful /s

huh? why not create a second email account?

Gabe3 said,

huh? why not create a second email account?

Or how about he's allowed control over what is registered with his own email address...

I recently had the same problem with QuickQuid (loan shark company) here in the UK, allowed someone to register with my email address, and I tried to contact their support but they weren't having any of it. I just wanted the email taking off the account but they wouldn't do it. I didn't even want their services.
In the end, they asked me to contact their identity theft specialist... what a crap load of bother and crap company.

Yeah Blizzards support told me it's very common for emails to be taken because hackers try registering the email to see if an account exists. After admitting the problem, they then went on to inform me they couldn't do anything about it.

So as I originally said, I didn't bother trying the game as I found it wasn't worth going through the hassle.

As for someone (or thing) using your email for a loan company, that's deep water. Pretty sure QQ have been featured on Watch Dog many times in the past for being ****.