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StarCraft II shifts 1 million copies on first day

StarCraft II now the biggest debuting strategy game of all time

Blizzard has been overwhelmed by the response to the release of StarCraft II.

StarCraft II: wings of Liberty sold 1.5 million copies worldwide within 48 hours of the game going on sale.

Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime: "We launched StarCraft II in 11 different languages and on five different continents because we wanted to make sure as many players as possible were able to log on and play on day one."

StarCraft II released worldwide on July 27th with 8000 retail stores worldwide opening at midnight to let frenzied StarCraft fans get their hands on the sequel that was seven years in the making.

Thanks GamesIndustry.biz.

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