StarCraft II: Legacy Of The Void Off To Unstoppable Launch - 1 Million Copies Sold

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Nov 16, 2015 12:45 PM
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Despite talk of the popularity of real-time strategy games waning, Blizzard has announced StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void has shifted more than a million units since its launch on November 10th. Not bad for an expansion pack for a five-year-old game.

That figure is accurate as of Friday evening, and it goes to show Blizzard’s hardcore audience is still alive and well. For comparison's sakes, the original StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty sold through 1.5 million units in its first 48 hours, while first expansion StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm achieved 1.1 million in two days.

What makes the figures for Legacy of the Void most impressive is that all this was achieved despite Fallout 4 arriving on the same day and sucking up all the attention. The fans have spoken though, and it seems plenty couldn’t give a Pro-toss if an expansion launches on the same days Fallout 4.

First impressions are very positive, with the conclusion to the StarCraft II trilogy packing in a top-tier Protoss campaign and a redesigned multiplayer that ensures it’s faster and more aggressive than ever before.

What next for Blizzard then? With StarCraft II done and dusted, attention turns to what its next strategy game will be. There's plenty out there holding out hope for a Warcraft IV, and it seems the logical choice. We haven't had a new WarCraft RTS since World of WarCraft launched, so it seems like the obvious choice. 

So then, any GD'ers opt for StarCraft II over Fallout 4? How have you found it? Let us know!

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06:29 Nov-17-2015

Well I really want this expansion, but I had to make a choice to either get this or Fallout 4, & I chose Fallout 4. If they would have picked any other month I would have bought it at launch.

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13:08 Nov-17-2015

hehe dont worry it aint going anywhere :P

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17:15 Nov-17-2015

It's exactly the same situation for me, man! But Loukas is right, it'll still be there. A friend of mine just finished it recently though and I was like "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"

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02:51 Nov-17-2015

I really want to learn how to play Starcraft. Any good tutorials or players that can help out?

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08:46 Nov-19-2015

Day9 provides a good series of videos.Other than that just watch alot of replays.Watch Life for Zerg,sOs for Protoss and InnoVation for terran.

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22:21 Nov-16-2015

YES I OPT FOR STARCRAFT!! A THOUSAND TIMES YESS!! I will add to that number as soon as i get paid!! don't get me wrong i love fall out too but starcraft has a special place in my heart


as for how i found it i had the original!! the first starcraft since way back in 1999!! and i loved every second of it!!

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18:29 Nov-16-2015

Does it have skirmish vs ai's? that annoyed me about HOTS :/

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17:05 Nov-16-2015

I wanted to get this at the same time as FO4 but I went with with Fallout instead... I don't regret it because i'm having a lot of fun with Fallout 4, but I had just recently played the prologue missions of LotV the week prior to its launch, and I wanted to play it, too... I'm going to pick it up soon, though, very soon, I think. Fallout is the kind of game I can put down for a while and take a break from it for something else, at least that's what I did with FO3 and New Vegas, hahaha.

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17:05 Nov-16-2015

My life for Aiur! (Dies playing Starcraft)

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16:59 Nov-16-2015

I cannot believe how little attention this game got compared to FO4. Loving it so far. For anybody interested in getting started with RTS, now's the time!

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15:03 Nov-16-2015

And people say the RTS genre is dead. I've been loving Legacy so far. I really like how they're putting way more story in it than WoL and HotS (not that they didn't have story). Hopefully now that this is done, they'll follow through with what they said about possibly start on Warcraft 4. fingers crossed

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14:49 Nov-16-2015

That means Starcraft 4 is a possibility then.Well LotV has been the best thing ever,totally a reason to come back.And never before has there been more pleasure in saying:My Life For Aiur.

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22:15 Nov-16-2015

i don't think so, they said they were ending it LotV... but who knows maybe it is a possibility!!


i know there's going to be spin offs from it. the spin off was with nova i think there was a trailer for it some where...

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08:52 Nov-19-2015

no really they said the future will be decided by LotV sales.After a while(around the time bw brood war and sc2) there will be a sequel if the sales go well

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14:10 Nov-16-2015

Interesting. what were the sales of fallout 4 in the same period? also I cant wait for warcraft 4.

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13:53 Nov-16-2015

Still waiting the game to be below 30EU.

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13:16 Nov-16-2015

Played it, beat it, got the girl. ;) Great game. Sad to see StarCraft ending but it was an awesome ride.

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12:56 Nov-16-2015

finished it on saturday


the ending was real good
loved the game although playing as the first born is not my fav, i am more a zerg guy

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