StarCraft 2 has become the fastest selling strategy game of all time

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This is pretty much a no brainer but Blizzard has announced that StarCraft has instantly become the fastest selling strategy game of all time and the best selling PC game of 2010 in less than 24 hours.

According to Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, they launched StarCraft 2 in 11 different languages and over 5 continents on the same day to ensure as many players as possible could get their hands on the game at launch.

I also think they did it to be able to boast about being the best selling PC Game and fastest selling strategy game of all time as well but there’s nothing wrong with that.

The figures themselves appear to be a little smaller than I thought though with Mike stating that over 1.5 million units were sold in the first 2 days which while being a lot is lower than I personally expected.

Then again a title like StarCraft has already proven itself to have an exceptionally long tail and I suspect that SC2 is going to be adding huge profits to the Blizzard balance sheet for years to come.

Source: Kotaku

Last Updated: August 4, 2010

Gavin Mannion

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