The Diablo 3 beta has ended in China and the game is now live and open to the public in that region. In China it’s free to play for D3v, with a fee to upgrade to Reaper of Souls, plus all the “stash for cash” features (full details here) that a surprising majority of you guys in the US/EU want as well.
The grand opening article can be seen on the official Diablo 3 China site, which includes a video with Mike Morhaime. He says over 1m players have purchased the RoS upgrade since the beta testing began last month, though no word on the real money purchases (Plat for Stat?) is yet available.
Diablo 3 China Launches. Google translation of the official site post:
Video below the fold because auto-play. Also click through for surprising results of our vote, showing that most players on US and EU want “stash for cash” Chinese style on their realms.
Our vote from the Chinese D3 info post from last week. Shut up and take our money?
BTW, one of the Google translations for “Reaper of Souls” was “Prodigy Scythe,” which I have to admit has a pretty cool ring to it. Like a foundational 1990s big beat electronic band. NSFW version of their best known track.