From Wire Reports

IRVINE, Calif. – The highly-anticipated StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty sold 1 million copies within the first 24 hours of its release, according to Blizzard Entertainment.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the studio revealed that 1.5 million copies of the game were sold in the first 48 hours, making it the fastest-selling strategy title ever and this year’s top-selling PC game.

At $60 per game, that’s about $90 million in retail sales.

"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," said Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime in a statement.

It’s been 12 years since the first StarCraft debuted. The original game sold more than 11 million copies.

More than 8,000 stores opened at midnight throughout the world to launch the game last week.

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