It is officially a hit. In just 48 hours, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty has managed to equal the sales of the original game’s entire first year of release, with 1.5 million copies sold worldwide. The game moved over 1 million games in the first 24 hours alone, making it the the best selling launch title of the year for the PC, as well as the fastest selling real-time strategy of all time. More in-depth sales figures will have to wait, as the game has been out for only one week.
The original StarCraft sold more than 11 million copies in the 12 years between games, and if projections hold, the sequel could reach that same milestone within the next year or two.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was launched on July 27 in North America, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
“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 Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said in a press release.
Check out our in-depth StarCraft II review here.