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Heart of the Swarm: 1.1 Million sold

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Who says real-time strategy games are niche? According to Blizzard, it took just 2 days for StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm has to sell through 1.1 million copies of the space-bound strategy game.

“We want to thank the global StarCraft community for the incredible passion and support they’ve shown for Heart of the Swarm,” said CEO Mike Morhaime. “In addition to a brand-new single-player campaign, we added a ton of enhancements with this expansion to make StarCraft 2 even more fun to play, and more exciting to watch.

“We’re pleased to see gamers and eSports fans around the world enjoying Heart of the Swarm.”

The figure combines both retail, physical sales, and digitally distributed copies. If you haven’t played Heart of the Swarm yet, you really should; it’s really rather good. It seems an impressive number, but it’s probably worth noting that the game’s predecessor, Wings of Liberty, managed 1.5 million copies in the same timeframe; and the the terribly anticipated but ultimately disappointing Diablo III sold through 3.5 million copies in half the time.

Last Updated: March 22, 2013


  1. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 22, 2013 at 12:15

    Microsoft must be kicking themselves for shelving the “Age of” games. All Blizzard has just shown is that gamer tastes are cyclical, just let time pass, and fans will be eager to play those older genres. I mean just look at what the Telltale Walking Dead game accomplished. Where many thought that click em/adventure games were dead – in walked that little gem, and kicked those cynical bastards in the shins.

    I still need to get Starcraft 2, but I’m waiting for the price to drop, I’ll never pay full-price for an Activision game.


    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      March 22, 2013 at 15:24

      Nah. Microsoft screwed up their “Age of” games with AoE3 and the horrible AoE Online. Doubt anyone would want to go back


      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        March 22, 2013 at 15:41

        I’m still holding out for another Rise of Nations game. I know it was perceived to be an Age of Empire Lite, but that game kept me happy for months. 😀 Speaking of which I’m going to re-install it this weekend.


    • Storm Ace

      March 22, 2013 at 17:55

      Its a Blizzard game mate…


  2. LordCaptainAwesomeness

    March 22, 2013 at 12:37

    Mmmh at this rate, I may have to go and get a copy..


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