StarCraft II is out. People are buying it. People are playing it. Not everybody, though. Japan, for example.

Amazon rankings are sample set of Amazon customers, but they are also a good measure to see what has captured the imagination of the buying public. Here is

Amazon UK:


Amazon Canada:

Amazon Germany:


Amazon France:

And Amazon Japan, where the number one title is the latest game from visual novel maker Type Moon!


While StarCraft II is not getting a localized Japanese language release — hence, the tepid interest. However, it is possible to play the game on U.S. servers from Japan.


Update: The imported version of StarCraft II has jumped to number 5 on the Amazon Japan charts. The country is catching StarCraft II fever! Impressive. All that is missing is a localized version.

『スタークラフト2』全世界で記録的なトップセールス!!!・・・・・・・・・・但し日本を除く。 [オレ的ゲーム速報@刃]