I’m glad you were able to pause your thrilling play session of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty to check out this post by yours truly. Obviously, I’m going to talk about Blizzard’s awesome new release. And obviously, I’m going to continue to sing its praises. This time, I want to talk about sales. We all knew StarCraft II would be a hot item on the day of its launch. But what exactly did Blizzard accomplish?
For starters, they managed to sell over 1 million copies all around the world in just one day. For those of you not keeping track, those sales made StarCraft II the best-selling PC game of the year. An impressive feat for sure, and one that definitely deserves some recognition from both gamers and critics.
But what happened on day two? Just how hot was StarCraft II the day after its launch? Well, to put it plainly, it was pretty freaking hot! 1.5 million. That’s the number of total copies of StarCraft II that were sold by the end of the second day. Now that is really impressive.
48 hours is all it took for Blizzard’s StarCraft II to become the fastest-selling strategy game ever created. That’s right. Not the fastest-selling strategy game of the month. Not the fastest-selling strategy game of the year. Not even the fastest-selling strategy game of the last few years. No, StarCraft II went on to become the fastest-selling strategy game of all time.
Congrats to Blizzard for creating something so successful. And congrats to all of us StarCraft fans who helped make those sales possible and who are enjoying the game right now. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the real deal.