It took StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty just 24 hours to become the best-selling PC game of the year, with more than 1 million copies sold worldwide, according to Blizzard Entertainment.
Another half million copies sold in the game's second day of availability, making StarCraft II the fastest-selling strategy game of all time, the company says.
"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 Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "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."
StarCraft II was released simultaneously in North America, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on July 27. More than 8,000 stores throughout the world opened their doors at midnight to celebrate the release.
I just started playing the game last night, it feels familiar, but fun. I do kind of wish they included things like formations and cover. Maybe next time.