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By Game Editor
msnbc.com
updated 8/3/2010 3:57:48 PM ET 2010-08-03T19:57:48

"StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty,” one of the most anticipated games of the year, quickly became the best-selling PC game this year so far, selling more than 1 million copies in a day worldwide, and 1.5 million copies in 48 hours, according to Blizzard Entertainment, maker of the game.

"StarCraft II" went on sale July 27.

"We launched StarCraft II in 11 different languages and on five different continents because we wanted to make sure as many players as possible were able to log on and play on day one," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, in a press release.

"We're pleased that so many people around the world have already picked up a copy of the game, and we look forward to welcoming even more players to ‘Battle.net’ in the weeks and months ahead."

"Battle.net" is Blizzard's online gaming service, providing multiplayer match-making, forums, news and technical support.

That’s a lot of Zerg, Protoss and Marines descending on the online universe all at once. There hasn’t been a lot of stiff competition out there when it comes to real-time strategy games of late, but Blizzard’s numbers certainly speak to the popularity of the game.

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