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Heart of the Swarm Sells 1.1 Million Copies in 48 Hours

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
    If the North Koreans ever want to invade, now would be the time! I doubt South Korea would even notice!
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  • whimseh
    Yet when I want to play a game, no one is ever in them.
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  • Trmmo
    'While it won't be another Diablo III'

    Let's hope not anyway.
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  • Murissokah
    Buying a game from Blizzard at launch? Thanks, but I'll pass...
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  • ddpruitt
    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
    Finally I can enjoy playing Protoss without auto-losing to any competent Zergs out there!
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  • Gundam288
    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
    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
    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
    Still taking a pass on a 3 part game, they are planning on dragging/milking this out longer than WOW.
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