Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm was plenty hyped when it finally launched on Tuesday. That hype seems to have done its job considering that Blizzard has announced that the game sold more than 1.1 million units in the first 48 hours it was on the market.
Considering the excitement that surrounded this particular title its not hard to imagine that the game did indeed sell that well. Blizzard has a long history of making sure that when they do release an improvement on an existing product they do a good job of making sure its going to have the backing of the gaming community.
Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm sold in both physical and digital form and while that 1.1 million units sold is impressive it did fall short of the numbers that Wings Over Liberty did in 2010. Those numbers weren’t far off as Blizzard says Heart of the Swarm fell just 400,000 units short of that mark.
The game was getting so much attention and excitement that the company has already begun work on another chapter which has been titled Legacy of the Void. One of the reasons that this game did so well was the launch events and following of the game that has taken place on Twitch.
Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime pointed out that Twitch has always had a huge Starcraft 2 following. Twitch says that they had a concurrent viewing number of their all day Starcraft launch event of 157,000 at one point.
If those sales numbers are any indication, then it appears that Blizzard is in store for a pretty good couple of weeks. The newest Tomb Raider is the last game that saw more than 1 million units sold in a two day span.
Lara Croft’s new game has also spent two straight weeks at the top of the UK Sales charts.
Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm debuted on those sales charts at number three, behind God of War: Ascension and Tomb Raider.