Go Figure: Starcraft II Sells Soccer Mom-Sized Ass Loads

Starcraft 2 came out week. Did you know? If you’re reading this site, and it isn’t at knife point, then you’re in the know. Everyone knew. What we now know is that the game is the fastest-selling strategy game. Ever.


Not surprisingly, it seems that Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is doing really well at retail. Okay, not just really well — according to Blizzard, it’s the “fastest-selling strategy game of all time.”

Here’s what that means: over the course of the first 48 hours, more than 1.5 million copies of StarCraft II were sold. The number is comprised of worldwide sales; the game saw release in North America, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, certain regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. So, yeah, a lot of people had the opportunity to buy StarCraft II last week.

The Force is strong with Blizzard. Even for geeks like me who have never played an RTS, and have no patience, there is still the strong desire to buy it. Why? My only explanation for my desire to buy it is that Blizzard is my master, and to not procure it would be to face censure from They Who Own My Gaming Soul.