Publisher Activision Blizzard has confirmed that last week’s new release Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty sold over 1m copies worldwide in its first 24 hours of availability.
The numbers have already cemented its position as the best selling game of 2010.
Furthermore, it went on to sell in excess of 1.5m copies in its first 48 hours. Over 8,000 High Street retailers across the globe opened their doors at midnight to usher in its arrival.
“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,” of Blizzard Entertainment CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime stated.
“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 Battle.net(R) in the weeks and months ahead.”
In addition, retailer GameStop has confirmed that the title is its fastest-selling PC game since the release of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King in 2008.