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StarCraft II sells 3 million in first month on sale

Wednesday, 1st September 2010 11:11 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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StarCraft II has sold 3 million units in its first month on sale, Blizzard just announced.

The RTS, the first in a three-part arc, launched worldwide at the end of July, and sold 1.5 million copies in its first two days on sale.

It was became the bestselling game of July in the US, according to NPD figures.

Blizzard says the latest sales are “building on the game’s momentum as the bestselling PC game of 2010 and the fastest-selling real-time strategy game of all time.”

“We appreciate all the enthusiasm that players around the world have shown for StarCraft II,” said firm CEO, Mike Morhaime.

“It was important to us to deliver an overall gameplay experience that was accessible, balanced, and fun, and it’s been gratifying to see how strongly the global community has already embraced the game.”

The next part of the StarCraft II saga, Zerg-based Heart of the Swarm, has entered into the programming and hardcore art stage, according to VP Rob Pardo.

No date for that has been given.

A third part, Protoss-led Legacy of the Void, is also being planned.

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  1. Crysis

    NO PICTURE! WHERE’S THE PICTURE!? :P

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Crysis

    Phew, i can stop panicking :P

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    We always do that whenever something breaks, so don’t panic. :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    PC games never sell :D All right!.

    For all it’s flaws, deserved.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    what happend to getting “100 million”

    #5 4 years ago
  6. RETARDED VIKING

    damn i hope there’s a console port in the future.im too lazy to get a new pc or upgrade.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6 Great idea, how are you going to play Starcraft II with 16+ buttons and without mouse?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gadzooks!

    @7

    Maybe he can play it like Halo Wars, or EndWar, or any of the other RTS’s that have already worked on consoles.

    I’d play StarcraftII on 360 as well, been watching the missus play and it’s slick. Blizzard never dissapoint.

    I’ll be damned if I ever upgrade my PC for a game again though. Too costly, too fiddly, too much crashing.

    Well, maybe for WoW2. ;)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Freek

    Battlenet is hooked in so deep, they’ll never be able to do that via PSN or Live.
    I don’t think there’s a desire either given how popular it already is and how dependand on a keyboard it is.

    It would mean gutting the control system and gutting Battlenet, two key features. It’ll never happen.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. endgame

    rts, extremly high priced and pc only. Kottick must be jerking off at this news right now. :)

    #10 4 years ago
  11. freedoms_stain

    @9, never be able or never be allowed? ;)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Freek

    Same thing from a developers point of view.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @8 Starcraft II is too fast for the controller.
    Halo Wars is slow, so is End War and both of them are really bad RTS games.
    Even End War on PC was a bad game with bad camera and with interesting ideas.
    Even with the Move controller it’s impossible to play until you will have a keyboard in your hands because of hotkeys that is also important. Hotkeys are 50-60% of the keyboard + not to mention about hotkeys that you create in the real time for yourself.

    + it’s Battle.net and Battle.net is the most important part in the Blizzard games.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Gadzooks!

    @9

    Battlenet is a good point.

    I dont think Blizzard care about consoles really, and fair enough as they certainly know how to make cash from PC games.

    I guess WoW, SC2 or Diablo3 on 360 is a pipedream and not likely to ever happen. Still, with enough badgering maybe they will give in one day and give us the goods.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Grimrita

    the masters of polishing turds succeed again. Impressive sales for a generic rts game

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @14 Diablo 3 could happen actually.

    + Blizzard never said that they are abandoned consoles. Starcraft: Ghost is on hold

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    @9
    They could make like Valve and just put BattleNet on PS3.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    @17 There is a big difference between STEAMWORKS and Battle.Net

    Basically Starcraft II is Battle.net.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Freek

    Without saying too much, after playing through the storyline of SC2, SC:Ghost looks to be pretty much canceled for good.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    Looks like the death of the PC to me!

    Yes sir, anyday now.

    Honestly all it takes is qaulity.

    Right now I am so disenchanted with the consoles anyways.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. stretch215

    Still don’t know what is so special about this game, seems like a basic rts to me. Am I missing something?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Freek

    If you haven’t played it, then yes you are missing something.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    Because I’ve been playing this, I haven’t played CoD online for about 2 weeks…

    …which is about a million years in ‘non-CoD gamer’ time.

    What I don’t like about it, though, is way that it keeps you playing by deducting points from you when you lose.

    So a quick 30 minute session can end up turning into something much longer if you’re someone who doesn’t like to lose rank.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. blackdreamhunk

    what’s this rts games out selling consoles shooters? this article proves how dumb some game devs and publishers are in the Industry!

    #24 4 years ago