Starcraft 2 Sales
If you're wanting to know whether "Starcraft 2" financially lived up to its hype, you need to know all about "Starcraft 2" sales. The original "Starcraft" is one of the most famous video games and had a huge following which eagerly anticipated a sequel. The sequel was so anticipated the game built up more hype than any other game before its release.
The best way to gauge whether "Starcraft 2" lived up to its hype or not is to look at the "Starcraft 2" sales. As of July 2010, "Starcraft 2" sales in the U.S. alone was number one in the country with 721,000 units sold. This "Starcraft 2" sales number also only considers retail units sold, it doesn't even count the incredibly large number of "Starcraft 2" sales made over the internet via download. The number of "Starcraft 2" sales is amazing considering it was only released on the PC platform and it outsold all other games that came out on multiple platforms.
"Starcraft 2" sales were even more amazing on the international level. There have been "Starcraft 2" sales made in various different countries. Blizzard said that they sold one million units in the first 24 hours after the game was release, and one and a half million units within the first 48. With that said, "Starcraft 2" sales made "Starcraft 2" the best selling PC game of the year within its first day on sale. Blizzard launched the game in a total of eleven different languages over five different continents pushing "Starcraft 2" sales all over the world.