"Twenty years have passed since the Prime Evils were defeated and banished from the world of Sanctuary. Now you must return to Tristram and investigate rumors of a fallen star, an omen that the End Times have begun." - Diablo III
On the dot of 15th May 2012, gamer-fans in South Africa and other countries can buy Diablo III from local stores (except Russia which is due on 7 June). The Collector's Edition has already been sold out in almost every store as it was a very limited supply, around 40 in each store.
The Diablo III Standard Edition is still widespread across gaming retailers in South Africa like at Zaps in Brightwater Commons and at BT Games branches in many malls across South Africa.
I managed to digitally purchase a copy of the Diablo III Standard Edition with ease, by using ZapsOnline (formerly Zaps Gaming), and I will be headed to the Brightwater Commons Zaps store to fetch my Diablo III Standard Edition. Zaps also held a Diablo III release party last night and I'm sure most who knew about it, attended a fun-filled launch party to the theme of Diablo and the town of Tristam.
Dont forget you can also purchase your copy online directly from Blizzard using your Battle.net account.
This just in... if you missed a copy of the Collector's Edition in your favorite store, BT Games have a few remaining at their branches listed here.
A few friends online have said that the Diablo III servers are 'down' so it gives me and you some time to scurry down to the store to catch up to those who already have D3 installed and ready to play. The servers will be back on in less than 2 hours when I will begin purging the evil.