Diablo 3 Free To Play
Though not officially Free To Play, Diablo 3 can be "Free To Play". Commonly, Free To Play games can be played for no cost, but you can buy in-game advantages. Examples of these advantages include Increased Item Storage, In-Game Currency, Increased XP Gain For A Period Of Time etc. Diablo 3 is a different kind of Free To Play game.
Upon initial release, players will buy Diablo 3 for $59.99. Unlike World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 will not have a monthly subscription cost. Once you purchase Diablo 3 you can play for as long as you like without any extra cost, aside from the initial purchase price.
How Can Diablo 3 Be Free To Play?
Real Money Auction House = Diablo 3 Free To Play. With the ability to sell items and gold in the Real Money Auction House, Diablo 3 players can make Real Money. Within a few months of purchase, many players will be able to make back the $60 that they spent on the game.
Even Diablo 3 players who do not play often can make their money back eventually. If the lifespan of Diablo 3 is anything close to the lifespan of Diablo 2 (12+ Years) every player has the ability to make their money back and then some.
With Diablo 3, everybody goes home a winner. Players get an awesome game with tons of content as well as hundreds of hours of gameplay. Not to mention they can ultimately get the game for free. At the other end of the spectrum, Blizzard will get tons of revenue from more than 2 million sales from Diablo 3(1.2M Copies x $60= $72M). Not only that, but Blizzard will also get a large revenue stream from Auction House fees (Selling & Listing Fees) for as long as Diablo 3 is played.