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New StarCraft Game Sells 1 Million Copies In 24 Hours

August 3, 2010

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that its StarCraft II “Wings of Liberty” game sold 1 million copies within the first 24 hours of its release.

The company said in a statement Tuesday that 1.5 million copies of the game were sold in the first 48 hours, making it the fastest-selling strategy title ever.

“We’re pleased that so many people around the world have already picked up a copy of the game, and we look forward to welcoming even more players to Battle.net in the weeks and months ahead,” says Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime in a statement.

StarCraft has not had a new title released in 12 years, and so far the reviews for the new strategy-based game have been positive.

Metacritic, a review website, gave the game a 95 out of 100 score.

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