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!