Lots of StarCraft 2 Sold in the First Two Days

No one should be surprised that StarCraft II sold a staggering number of copies during its first two days on the market.

Blizzard today announced that Wings of Liberty achieved a day-one sales milestone of more than 1 million copies sold worldwide. The game went on to sell a total of more than 1.5 million copies in its first 48 hours, setting the record for fastest-selling strategy game of all time.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was released simultaneously in North America, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on July 27. More than 8,000 stores throughout the world (3,000 of them owned by GameStop) held midnight launches.

"We launched StarCraft II in 11 different languages and on 5 different continents because we wanted to make sure as many players as possible were able to log on and play on day one," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We're pleased that so many people around the world have already picked up a copy of the game, and we look forward to welcoming even more players to Battle.net in the weeks and months ahead."

While StarCraft II's numbers are certainly most impressive, much bigger game launches have happened on multiplatform games. Last year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sold a staggering 4.7 million copies on day 1.

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  • DjEaZy
    ... this game is old good things and new feel combined in a very beautiful way... nostalgic, jet new... world would be a better place with good sequels, reboot's, remakes like this...
  • Sp0cK
    neiroatopelccIf they remove LAN simply to avoid piracy, it's a very good reason for me to pirate it.



    It annoys me when people give ridiculous reasons to steal something.

    I didn't like how Sony charged soo much for their PS3 and how it didn't have Netflix like my 360 did 2+ years ago. That didn't make me want to go out and steal it vs paying for it.

    It doesn't have LAN play so what. Yes that would have been a great feature, but the service provided still allows users to compete for free against other people.

    Simply put, you are a thief. If you can't afford to buy a game, then obviously you can't afford to play the pirated version either.
    Obtain an education, then a legit job you enjoy, earn legit money and earn the right to play..... Might notices games are more fun when you "worked" to get it....

    I'm just tired of hearing poor excuses from people for stealing.


    "my 2 cents."
  • stevesauce
    So much for no LAN play. :D
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  • brianmoz
    i would like to know how much money they are making in relation to production costs, its good. thee are too many fps
  • stevesauce
    So much for no LAN play. :D
  • DjEaZy
    ... this game is old good things and new feel combined in a very beautiful way... nostalgic, jet new... world would be a better place with good sequels, reboot's, remakes like this...