Activision Blizzard has announced that StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, the expansion to 2010’s Wings of Liberty, has sold 1.1 million copies worldwide in the first two days of release. This figure includes both retail copies and digital copies purchased through Battle.net, however Activision Blizzard did not provide a breakdown of how many copies were digital and how many were physical.
Read into this what you will, but Wings of Liberty sold 1 million copies in 24 hours, and topped the 1.5 million sold mark in 48 hours. Heart of the Swarm is lagging behind that figure by 400, 000 units. Still, 1.1 million in 48 hours is nothing to balk at.
If proof was ever needed that the classic RTS genre is still alive and kicking on PC, then this will surely help. If you missed our review of Heart of the Swarm, you can find it here.