Diablo 4 Twitch viewership continues to drop as Diablo 3 overtakes it

Diablo 4 and Diablo 3 Reaper of SoulsBlizzard Entertainment

After witnessing one of the most successful RPG releases in recent history, Diablo 4 seems to have lost all its viewership online. Being Blizzard’s highest-sold game ever, many expected the fourth installment in the Diablo 4 franchise to prosper, but instead, Diablo 3 has surpassed it suddenly.

On June 6, Diablo 4 was released worldwide as the game sold more than 10 million copies within 3 days of launch. This made it Blizzard’s highest-selling game of all time. However, it seems like the game continues to lose traction, losing more than 90% of its viewership since its June launch.

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Rather Diablo 3 has surpassed its successor, even though it was released 11 years ago. With its new Season 29, Diablo 3 now sits at a weekly average of 3,000 viewers on Twitch with a peak of 5,600 viewers on September 17. For context, Diablo 4 has a weekly average of 940 viewers at the time of writing.

Diablo 4 saw a peak viewership of 940,000 at the time of its release, ten times more than Diablo 3 ever achieved. However, it has lost almost 99% of its peak viewership and sits at a weekly average of 940 on Twitch.

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On the other hand, Diablo 3’s surge in viewership has even surprised Blizzard fans. The game received its fair share of criticism at the time of launch but seems to have redeemed itself with its new Season 29. Many old and new players are being attracted back to D3 after D4’s Season 1.

Many fans on Reddit have also mentioned that Path of Exile, another action RPG with a style similar to Diablo 4 has been doing much better with more than 12,500 weekly average viewers on Twitch. With Season 2 just knocking at the door, it seems like the game is losing its fans faster than ever.

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However, many feel that it is too early to call D4 “dead” as it is expected to again get some traction after the release of Season of Blood. With the developers promising a much larger season than the previous one, fans expect the revival of the game’s relevance in the upcoming season.

Of course, Twitch viewership doesn’t mean that nobody’s playing the game, and streamers will undoubtedly be stepping away to check out Diablo 3’s new content. This is why many players expect D4 to bounce back once Season 2 starts.

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For more on Diablo 4, you can check out when Diablo 4 Season 1 ends or other features that Diablo 4 fans expect from Blizzard’s latest ARPG.