It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that last week's launch of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was a successful one, but what might surprise some people is just how successful it was. Today Blizzard Entertainment announced that in just one single day the long-awaited RTS sequel had become the biggest PC launch of 2010 by selling over 1 million copies worldwide in just its first day. By the end of the second day the game had managed to sell over 1.5 million copies, making it the fastest-selling strategy game of all time as the game launched 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.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™ achieved a day-one sales milestone of more than 1 million copies sold worldwide, making it the bestselling PC game of 2010 within its first 24 hours of availability.* The game went on to sell a total of more than 1.5 million copies in its first 48 hours, setting the record for fastest-selling strategy game of all time.*

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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