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Heart of the Swarm Sells 1.1 Million Copies in 48 Hours

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StarCraft II's expansion sells well, surprising no one.

Rather unsurprisingly, StarCraft II expansion Heart of the Swarm is selling quite well. Just after 48 hours its launch last week, Heart of the Swarm sold 1.1 million copies, digital and retail numbers combined.

“We want to thank the global StarCraft community for the incredible passion and support they’ve shown for Heart of the Swarm,” said CEO Mike Morhaime. “In addition to a brand-new single-player campaign, we added a ton of enhancements with this expansion to make StarCraft 2 even more fun to play, and more exciting to watch.

“We’re pleased to see gamers and eSports fans around the world enjoying Heart of the Swarm.”

Heart of the Swarm managed to post the same sales numbers in two days what SimCity managed in two weeks. Considering that the expansion has now been on sale for well over a week, it'll be interesting to see just how well it sold in the same time span. While it won't be another Diablo III, which was at the 6.3 million mark after the first week, it's sure to be something quite as impressive.

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    Dupontrocks11 , March 25, 2013 4:36 AM
    If the North Koreans ever want to invade, now would be the time! I doubt South Korea would even notice!
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    Trmmo , March 25, 2013 5:13 AM
    'While it won't be another Diablo III'

    Let's hope not anyway.
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    Gundam288 , March 25, 2013 6:18 AM
    Soda-88Finally I can enjoy playing Protoss without auto-losing to any competent Zergs out there!

    "You Must Construct Additional Pylons!"
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  • 30 Hide
    Dupontrocks11 , March 25, 2013 4:36 AM
    If the North Koreans ever want to invade, now would be the time! I doubt South Korea would even notice!
  • 6 Hide
    whimseh , March 25, 2013 5:01 AM
    Yet when I want to play a game, no one is ever in them.
  • 15 Hide
    Trmmo , March 25, 2013 5:13 AM
    'While it won't be another Diablo III'

    Let's hope not anyway.
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    Murissokah , March 25, 2013 5:16 AM
    Buying a game from Blizzard at launch? Thanks, but I'll pass...
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    ddpruitt , March 25, 2013 5:22 AM
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    Heart of the Swarm managed to post the same sales numbers in two days what SimCity managed in two weeks.


    Interesting stab at EA given that a) Blizzard has a history of launch problems too and b) they are entirely different games from entirely different genres.
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    Soda-88 , March 25, 2013 5:43 AM
    Finally I can enjoy playing Protoss without auto-losing to any competent Zergs out there!
  • 13 Hide
    Gundam288 , March 25, 2013 6:18 AM
    Soda-88Finally I can enjoy playing Protoss without auto-losing to any competent Zergs out there!

    "You Must Construct Additional Pylons!"
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    catfishtx , March 25, 2013 6:27 AM
    While I like all of the improvements, am I the only person who does not like the little green speech bubbles indicating who is talking during a cut scene?
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    colson79 , March 25, 2013 6:35 AM
    Trmmo'While it won't be another Diablo III'Let's hope not anyway.


    LOL, I was thinking the same thing. I almost didn't buy Heart of the Swarm because of how D3 went but I took a chance and I like it so far.
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    janetonly42 , March 25, 2013 6:35 AM
    Still taking a pass on a 3 part game, they are planning on dragging/milking this out longer than WOW.
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    Herr_Koos , March 25, 2013 7:12 AM
    catfishtxWhile I like all of the improvements, am I the only person who does not like the little green speech bubbles indicating who is talking during a cut scene?


    I agree, especially since you already see a portrait of the person speaking.

    Anyhow, my biggest beef with the game thus far has been performance. I don't know what Blizzard did, but HotS runs like crap compared to the frame rates I got on WoL. i've had to turn my settings down about two notches to get similar performance, and even then big battles that used to run butter-smooth are now lagging.
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    uz13l , March 25, 2013 7:19 AM
    I've always loved the SC universe. I played/play D3 when enough friends want to get online, but I was sorely disappointed at launch and still now. I'm happy for all those that like it as is. But after seeing what they did to a beloved franchise and fighting with them with b.net account security I have sworn off EVER giving Bli$$ard money again. I will watch SC HotS cinematics on youtube and I won't need anything more.
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    torque79 , March 25, 2013 7:33 AM
    Unfortunately for the first time I have to agree somewhat with those saying EA are not the only ones with launch problems, because Diablo 3's launch was the most insanely bad launch ive ever seen. It took days before I could even login, and a good deal of forum research to reduce the amount of game crashing I was experiencing. Even then it was a month or two before it got really steady and reliable.

    That being said, I've only experienced that with one Blizzard title, and I buy pretty much all of them. I have only purchased a few EA games, and every time those have had huge gameplay bugs that seem impossible to miss, as if it were a beta. Every starcraft and warcraft title I've ever purchased has been rock-solid on release day.
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    BulkZerker , March 25, 2013 7:55 AM
    *Obligatory Grumpy cat picture here about not giving a damn*

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    Vorador2 , March 25, 2013 7:55 AM
    torque79Unfortunately for the first time I have to agree somewhat with those saying EA are not the only ones with launch problems, because Diablo 3's launch was the most insanely bad launch ive ever seen. It took days before I could even login, and a good deal of forum research to reduce the amount of game crashing I was experiencing. Even then it was a month or two before it got really steady and reliable.That being said, I've only experienced that with one Blizzard title, and I buy pretty much all of them. I have only purchased a few EA games, and every time those have had huge gameplay bugs that seem impossible to miss, as if it were a beta. Every starcraft and warcraft title I've ever purchased has been rock-solid on release day.

    I could login the second day from launch, it did some strange things like not loading the avatar on character selection but i could play single player fine.

    In any case after a couple of hours i was bored of the whole thing. Learned my lesson.
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    childofthekorn , March 25, 2013 8:29 AM
    DIII and SC2 launch were bad? Has everyone forgotten about D2? I mean cmon, for those of you that remember: asdfasdfasdfasdf
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    kickmyjiminy , March 25, 2013 8:38 AM
    Herr_KoosI agree, especially since you already see a portrait of the person speaking.Anyhow, my biggest beef with the game thus far has been performance. I don't know what Blizzard did, but HotS runs like crap compared to the frame rates I got on WoL. i've had to turn my settings down about two notches to get similar performance, and even then big battles that used to run butter-smooth are now lagging.


    Totally agree on the performance. I haven't even bought the expansion yet, but the game bogs down, and I moved my settings to the lowest possible. I'm pretty sure they make you download the expansion whether you paid for it or not, they just don't enable it.
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    g00fysmiley , March 25, 2013 8:41 AM
    yea, hopfully less buggy than D3, i had no problems with registering mine at launch or installing but had odd graphical problems like my characters had no gear on at all and clipping type issues. still was nto as bad as soime out there. SC2 looks fun but i am still waiting for protoss expantion, terrain and zerg campains did not appeal to me in the origional
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    Bloob , March 25, 2013 8:56 AM
    Thought long and hard after D3, whether or not I should risk my money, but WoL was fun, so I bought it. It's good, better than WoL. Too bad both WoL and HotS rape the story and characters, but gameplay is good. Blizzard has no idea how to make good stories anymore.
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    catfishtx , March 25, 2013 9:39 AM
    I too have noticed a little lag when there are a lot of characters on the screen. Sometimes I just hear the fans in my PC spool up, but a few times the game lagged to the point of being unplayable for a couple of seconds. This never happened in WOL.
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