Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Starcraft II sells 3 million

Blizzard releases first-month sales total for Wings of Liberty; real-time strategy sequel on track to meet analyst expectations

When Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty was released, analysts were bullish with their estimates, with projections of as many as 7 million copies this year. Blizzard is making headway towards these figures, as the publisher today announced one-month sales of 3 million copies.

Starcraft II sold 1 million copies on July 27 when it hit stores across the world and a further 500,000 copies on day two, making it the fastest-selling real-time strategy game of all time, according to Blizzard. While these numbers don't come close to matching those generated by World of Warcraft--Wrath of the Lich King sold 2.8 million copies in its first day--Blizzard's CEO Mike Morhaime today declared himself pleased by "how strongly the global community has already embraced [Starcraft II]."

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