The title isn’t really a big surprise, is it? We were all expecting Starcraft II to have huge sales numbers and it appears that we were right: in the first 48 hours from launch, Blizzard’s highly anticipated RTS became the best selling PC game of the year and the fastest-selling strategy game of all time, with 1.5 million units sold.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was released simultaneously in North America, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on July 27. More than 8,000 stores throughout the world opened their doors at midnight to celebrate the release, and Blizzard Entertainment developers were present at several locations to commemorate the event with players and sign copies of the game.

“We launched StarCraft II in 11 different languages and on 5 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 cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “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 in the weeks and months ahead.”

I must admit that I’m really curious to see if the Starcraft II sales will continue steadily or they will drop. Only time will tell, but until then – congrats Blizzard for such a great release!