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‘Starcraft II’ Sold 1.5M Copies in First 48 Hours

Blizzard Entertainment said Tuesday that “Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty” sold 1.5 million copies in the first 48 hours.

The highly anticipated game sold 1 million copies in the first 24 hours, going on to sell an additional 500,000 copies the following day. This makes “Starcraft II” the fastest-selling strategy game of all time, according to Blizzard.

“Starcraft II” hit stores in North America, Europe, and more than a dozen other countries worldwide on June 27. More than 8,000 stores opened their doors at midnight for eager gamers.

“We launched ‘Starcraft II’ in 11 different languages and on five different continents because we wanted to make sure as many players as possible were able to log on and play on day one,” Mike Morhaime, chief executive and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, said in a statement. “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 in the weeks and months ahead.”

GameStop said “Starcraft II” is its fastest-selling PC game since Blizzard’s 2008 launch of “World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.” The first “Starcraft” made its debut in 1998.

“Starcraft II” is currently available for the PC and Mac.

I guarantee you the developers at Blizzard are enjoying “Miller Time” right about now.


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