StarCraft II shifts 3m copies

Blizzard has confirmed that its massively hyped PC strategy title StarCraft II has now sold in excess of 3m copies worldwide in its first month of availability.

The game is already the best selling PC title of the year and the fastest selling RTS ever released.

Amazingly, StarCraft II shifted 1m units in its first 24 hours on sale and then 1.5m copies within 48 hours. After just five days on the market the game had already passed the lifetime sales of its predecessor in the UK, which was released in 1998.

We appreciate all the enthusiasm that players around the world have shown for StarCraft II,” Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime stated.

It was important to us to deliver an overall gameplay experience that was accessible, balanced, and fun, and it’s been gratifying to see how strongly the global community has already embraced the game.”

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