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StarCraft II Sells 3 Million In First Month


Blizzard has announced that StarCraft 2 sold 3 million copies worldwide in its first month on sale. That's good news for any game. For a game with two must-have expandalone releases in the pipeline, I daresay it's the sound of a leathery Porsche brochure flomping through the letterbox. Or maybe I'm being presumptuous- Blizzard's boys were were working on SC2 since 2003, after all.

In any case, remember those people complaining that StarCraft 2 was dialing the RTS back by 10 years? The thinking there was that StarCraft 2 ignored all the advancements the genre had made in the new millenium, and that this could only be bad for strategy games as a whole. Whether you agree with that or not, these sales figures do give that argument a little more clout.

Oh, you know what else I've just remembered? When Kieron and I took apart PCG during the StarCraft 2 beta and uploaded it to YouTube. Video after the jump.

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Quinns was one of the first writers to join Rock Paper Shotgun after its founding in 2007, and he stayed with the site until 2011 (though he carried on writing freelance articles well beyond that). These days, you can find him talking about tabletop board games over on Shut Up And Sit Down, or doing proper grown-up journalism with the folks at People Make Games.

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