StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm sells 1.1 million in 48 hours

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm sold 1.1 million units in its first 48 hours after launch. Activision Blizzard revealed the figures in a press release today, also noting another 1.1 million tuned in to the developer's 21-hour launch day livestream.

The expansion pack launched globally on March 12. Of course, Blizzard's real-time strategy update didn't come close to dethroning its last big release, Diablo III, which sold more than 3.5 million copies in its first day alone. It didn't quite best StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, either, which moved more than 1.5 million in its first two days.

Electronic Arts' big-time PC exclusive SimCity sold 1.1 million units recently, as well. That was in its first two weeks, though.

Check out our review of Heart of the Swarm to see what all the fuss is about.

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  • BRiDeath - March 26, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    Trust me, when the month is over Blizz will make their profit. Keep in mind these are alway-online PC games with no used game sales and little piracy (thanks to Blizzard's account security)
  • sandplasma - March 22, 2013 7:47 a.m.

    To all the console die-hards who said PC gaming was dead, Suck LordZarlon's balls!
  • LordZarlon - March 21, 2013 6 p.m.

    To all the console die-hards who said PC gaming was dead, Suck my balls!

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