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Here’s something you might not know: One mouse click burns 0.00142 calories. In action-role-playing PC games like Diablo III, you’ll click that mouse literally thousands of times. And according to developer Blizzard Entertainment’s statistics (assuming one monster death equals one click), all that clicking has led players to burn 4.7 billion calories.
Who needs exercise when you have Diablo III?
Blizzard celebrates the first year of its action-RPG with an infographic [see below] full of all sorts of crazy numbers, like players killing 3.3 trillion monsters or finding over 648 trillion pieces of gold. Diablo III requires a constant Internet connection, which led to a catastrophic launch last year filled with errors, negative user reviews, and memes. In spite of its rocky start, 14.5 million unique players have fought against Diablo’s horde of demons.
For its second year, Blizzard is exposing Diablo III to a new set of players — PlayStation owners. During Sony’s PlayStation 4 event in February, Blizzard revealed that Diablo III will head to both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 with console-specific changes and features. I can’t wait until Blizzard tells us how many calories we’ll shave off from pushing those analog sticks.