StarCraft II 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 great news is that the success is well-deserved, with the game receiving critical acclaim almost across the board. We slapped the game with an “Editor’s Choice” award, so if you’re not one of the more than 1.5 million, you might want to consider picking up a copy — it’s that good.

Nick Chester