Diablo Immortal has generated $24 million so far

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Diablo Immortal has secured over 8.5 million downloads since its recent launch, generating $24/£19.6 million for developer Blizzard. 

According to Appmagic (thanks, Pocket Gamer), Diablo Immortal is now the developer's second-highest earner after Hearthstone. 43 per cent of that revenue has been earned in the US, 23 per cent in South Korea, 8 per cent in Japan, and 6 per cent Germany.

Although it boasts the highest share of the audience, the US only accounts for 26 per cent of all downloads, followed by South Korea, Brazil and Japan with 11 per cent, 8 per cent, and 8 per cent of the market share respectively.

Interestingly, no single hardware is ahead - it looks like revenue is split pretty evenly across both Apple and Android markets at $13m and $11.3m respectively - with the highest audience share also sitting in the US. It means Diablo Immortal has defied its microtransaction controversy to become the biggest global launch in series history.

Diablo Immortal is out now on PC and mobile. As detailed by Activision Blizzard via a recent update on the official website, "Skarn, Lord of Damnation has amassed his battle-hungry forces in anticipation of your near arrival to Sanctuary".

Even before it had released, Blizzard was keen to let fans know that the game's microtransactions "never circumvent core gameplay", but just a few days later, the company announced the game wouldn't be launching in two European countries due to laws against loot boxes and gambling, and pay-to-win complaints began to surface.

Just so you know, Diablo Immortal won't allow you to change servers or play with people on other servers. In a tweet a couple of weeks back, Diablo community lead Adam Fletcher advised players to coordinate with their pals and choose which server to join before starting the game as once you've picked your server, you'll only be able to play with others on the same server.

"Coordinate with friends on where you want to play!" Fletcher said. "There isn't cross-server play with Immortal as each server has their own Immortals / Shadows / Adventurer groups." 

If you're ready to play then check out the best Diablo Immortal classes to help you pick your character. 

Vikki Blake
Weekend Reporter, GamesRadar+

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.