This rollout has been much smoother than the original release.
Yes, it was better. It was certainly smoother than almost everyone thought it would be. There has been some crashing servers due to load and "lag" problems -- but nothing compared to what was predicted/expected.
BTW -- 2.4M copies in 24 hours is more than 27 copies per second for the entire 24 hours.
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