StarCraft II Makes Record Breaking Sales

starcraft_II_terranBlizzard Entertainment announced Tuesday, August 3, that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty sold 1.5 million copies on its first 2 days making it the fastest selling strategy game so far in history.

The sequel to StarCraft (which was released in 1998) sold 1 million copies on the first day last July 27 then another 500,000 copies the following day. Around 8,000 stores held midnight sales for the game on its first day.

“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,” said Mike Morhaime, the CEO and co-founder of Blizzard. “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 in the weeks and months ahead.”

The game is available for Windows and Mac OS.

Reception for the game is generally positive. It earned perfect scores from GamesRadar and VideoGamer.com. It garnered 94% in Metacritic and GameRankings. 9.5 out of 10 were given by GameSpot and GameTrailers. Computer and Video Games marked it at 9.3 out of 10 while IGN and Eurogamer judged it at 9 out of 10.