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Starcraft 2: Review of pre-order sales

Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty will be released tomorrow, but looking at a review of early pre-order sales figures the game is looking in good shape. According to VGChartz the sequel has shifted almost 800,000 copies of the game, which shows that it could be every bit as popular as the first game.

The original Starcraft was launched back in 1998 and in that time has sold more than 11 million units, so you can see why this is one of the most anticipated games for the PC. VGChartz has done a sales forecast and expects one-week worldwide sales to be over two million.

The most popular country in sales is expected to be South Korea; over 5 million copies of the original Starcraft game were sold there. The game will not only be available for PC but for video consoles as well is certain to prove popular and as we are in an age where computers and the Ineternet is much faster than it was 12 years ago — this will certainly help bump up sales figures.

Hopefully by next week we will have some Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty sales figures to offer you, in the mean time please feel free to offer us a review of the game once you take procession of your copy. View a trailer of the game here

Written by Peter Chubb

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I hate activision
I hate activision

It’s a little something called ACTIVISION people. Blizzard merged with Activision leading to a publishing deal. Blizzard doesn’t control the prices, the publishing, or the copyright protection tools and shit. They make the game that’s it. The rest is Activision. They tell blizzard “hey we don’t want them playing over LAN using on copy” blizzard has to listen. Activision is a greedy whore company that ruined every good franchise they own aka COD.

witnessofwitlessness
witnessofwitlessness

Fans of the original Starcraft who embraced and appreciated features like the ability to play the game via LAN with friends, or the ability to bring their copy of the game over and play in "Spawn" mode (where others could all play with you, even without owning their own copy), or who thoroughly enjoyed playing through the game as Human, then Zerg, and finally as Protoss… well for all of THOSE types of fans, you're in for a HELLUVA disappointment. None of the above mentioned are included in Starcraft 2. The good news for fans of the first Starcraft is… Read more »

skit
skit

No new features?!?!? really!!! They completely redesigned the UI, they are using a 3D engine, they have a completely new battle.net system, a completely new way to doing campaigns with a changing story line, and a global upgrading unit system, ect. so far they have been only working with a few thousand people beta testing the battle.net system they there are bound to be a few problems when they increase to a few million people. I’m glad that Blizzard isn't dumb enough to think that they would get it completely right the first time. With plans to fix it as… Read more »

skit
skit

witnessofwitlessness a company can only survive by "raking in the money" they need some way to invest in their next game. Starcraft 2 hasn't been in production for 12 years, the original release date of starcraft was March 1998 followed quickly brood war in Nov 1998, then they started working on starcraft ghost in 2002 but it didn't progress the story the way that they wanted it to so they shelved the project in 2005 and started to work on starcraft 2 (my guess) and that is a normal production time for a COMPLEATLY NEW game. Starcraft was a 2d… Read more »

guest
guest

To the author of this article please review your facts and spelling before posting, its just a good practice for a journalist.

witnessofwitlessness
witnessofwitlessness

Blatant cash-grab. Ironic from a company that can trace it’s success to a business model that provided FREE (at the time a costly gamble) server access and support to the original Starcraft title. The model gambled on their confidence in the game, and that gamers would respond in kind. The NEW business model is designed to try and rake in as much cash as possible as a return for a 12 year project that delivered a game that is essentially the same as the original (a bit more lip gloss and blush, but there are no revolutionary or exciting changes… Read more »

collegeateraldamage
collegeateraldamage

The game is never coming out on Video Consoles but is coming out on Mac, like all Blizzard products.

morgan
morgan

playing sc2 on a console game would be miserable….

William

Anyone else remember the N64 debacle that was Starcraft? I got excited about that crap, not a chance I'm getting excited about this one. Bought my PC in 06, hopfully it will still run it, otherwise have to buy a new one.

Bizzle
Bizzle

"Blizzard doesn't do that" You forget about Starcraft on the N64?

unLocke
unLocke

Like everyone who already pointed out, PC and MAC only. The Dude who wrote this article is impressing false hope on console enthusiasts. Do your homework first before writing a column just to achieve views without really knowing the history of a topic. That’s as bad as spamming.

And to whoever said, “later on consoles”. Blizzard doesn’t do that. They’re not cheap EA Sluts.

Now believe nothing in this column. Fail.

ninagosaimas

Updates about SC2 about specs and it's even better! http://2su.de/aK9

sds

It might head to consoles later next year

m3kw
m3kw

PC and MAC ONLY.

Zoot
Zoot

You’re ALL wrong – its PC and Mac.

psykix
psykix

Not true – the game is on Mac also.

Blargfire
Blargfire

“The game will not only be available for PC but for video consoles as well — this will certainly help bump up sales figures.” Not true. SC2 is a PC-only release.

Conrad
Conrad

Starcraft 2 is not set to appear on video consoles…only PC!

Blargfire
Blargfire

The game will not only be available for PC but for video consoles as well – this will certainly help bump up sales figures. <—not true. The game is a PC-only release.

joblo
joblo

"The game will not only be available for PC but for video consoles as well – this will certainly help bump up sales figures."

Man people will be disappointed when they find out that it actually isn't coming out on video consoles. Shame on you.

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