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Old 08-03-10, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default StarCraft II breaks the record for fastest selling RTS of all time

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Passing the million mark made SC2 "the best-selling PC game of 2010 within its first 24 hours of availability," says Blizzard. Going on to sell over 1.5 million units total in the first 48 hours apparently broke "the record for fastest-selling strategy game of all time."
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"StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is officially GameStop's fastest-selling PC game since Blizzard launched World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King in 2008," the retailer's senior VP of merchandising, Bob McKenzie, added in the announcement.
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Old 08-03-10, 07:18 PM   #2
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PC gaming is dead.
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Old 08-03-10, 07:39 PM   #3
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I stopped by my Gamestop today during lunch (it's in a mall).

I asked the dude if they had any leftover SC2 posters. He handed one over and put a rubberband around it for me. Sweet!

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Old 08-03-10, 08:12 PM   #4
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Never played Starcraft 1.... debating on if i should buy this or not...
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Old 08-03-10, 08:13 PM   #5
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Doesn't surprise me at all.
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Old 08-03-10, 08:42 PM   #6
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Doesn't surprise me at all.
Indeed.

I bet that Diablo III will be the fastest selling action-RPG of all time as well, and probably the best selling title of the year it will come out in (my bet is for summer 2012). Way to go Blizzard (in a positive way).
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Old 08-03-10, 10:40 PM   #8
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PC gaming is dead.
Blizzard != PC gaming.

PC isn't dead, but using Blizzard games to prove that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, considering they dwarf the sales of the average PC game.
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That is like being the fastest selling **** flavored lollipop in a candy store.
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That is like being the fastest selling **** flavored lollipop in a candy store.
You shop at candy stores that sell **** flavored candy?
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Blizzard != PC gaming.

PC isn't dead, but using Blizzard games to prove that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, considering they dwarf the sales of the average PC game.
It tells that Blizzard knows how to make proper PC games.

The strongest selling point for Blizzard has always been the fact that they listen to the community and give feedback and work with the community to extend the life of the game.

The engine it self is very flexible from ultra low end PC's to all the way to the high end PC's.
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I'm not buying it..

Mainly becuause of my anti WoW ideology, and my support for good MMO's.. WoW is not one of them.


Diablo III will be hard to resist though.

I'd rather give CCP my money for an EVE expansion or World of Darkness, and Bioware.
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