Game publishing powerhouse Blizzard managed to keep up the tempo after selling one million copies of Starcraft II in the first 24 hours by adding another half a million units the following day.
The feat makes of Starcraft II the fastest selling PC game in 2010 and the fastest selling strategy video game of all time, more than C&C. The game was released 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 on the 27th of July through more than 8,000 stores worldwide.
PC World noted that the original Starcraft, which was released 12 years ago, sold more than 11 million copies ever since and the new version is likely to reach that figure far faster while MCV was quick to point out that Starcraft II sold more units in the UK in the last few days than in the entire lifetime of the first edition.
What's more, the number of units sold digitally through Battle.net have yet to be released. The game costs as little as £29.74 from Tesco using the code FTSL15-1.