StarCraft II Currently Has 800,000 Pre-Orders In The Americas

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StarCraft II is finally being released tomorrow, and as you can imagine, it’s quite a big deal for PC gamers. With data last collected on the 24th of July, pre-orders of the highly anticipated RTS have exceeded 800,000 units (this data was only collected in the Americas).

Obviously, 800,000 isn’t going to be the exact number of units sold on day one. There is still a significant section of the user base that either did not pre-order a physical copy of StarCraft II, or are planning to purchase it digitally. With this in mind, it’s estimated that worldwide sales during the first week of release will exceed three million units, and that by the end of 2010 worldwide sales will be close to eleven million.

Since these numbers are only estimates, it’s wise to take them with a grain of salt. No one will be able to accurately predict fan reaction until the general public is given access to the full game tomorrow.

Specifically, it’s difficult to judge how South Korea will react to StarCraft II. With no LAN support, the tournament scene will be forced to adapt to the mandatory Battle.net connection–something that many (both in South Korea and the rest of the world) are not supportive of. Tournaments are one of the main draws to the popularity of StarCraft in South Korea, and with the original game selling 5 million units in this single country out of the total 11 million units worldwide, their acceptance is crucial to overall sales.

StarCraft II Hits 800,000 Pre-Orders in the Americas [VGCharts]

http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/81021/starcraft-ii-hits-800000-pre-orders-in-the-americas/
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10 Comments on "StarCraft II Currently Has 800,000 Pre-Orders In The Americas"

  1. Mistadadio July 27, 2010 at 15:39 - Reply

    I know how big Sc1 was in Korea, the few times I played online it was against Korea players. My copy of Sc2 is in and I’m looking forward to playing it.

  2. cynicalbrit July 26, 2010 at 21:40 - Reply

    I had no idea such a high percent of sales were korea. I knew it was high, but not THAT high.

  3. dustxdevil July 26, 2010 at 20:06 - Reply

    I would get it, but I think I’m going to wait until I see other people playing it before I make a decision.

  4. Kreyg July 26, 2010 at 19:33 - Reply

    COMES OUT TOMORROW.

    Not like I care though. Not going to be playing it :)

  5. Jessy - Crazyking14 July 26, 2010 at 18:45 - Reply

    These guys are going to be sleeping on money lol. I tried watching Starcraft II beta on a stream once and it bored me. I just can’t get into PC gaming for some reason.

  6. KR3W619 July 26, 2010 at 16:53 - Reply

    That’s pretty crazy but i don’t know whats so great about Starcraft.

  7. WhatNow July 26, 2010 at 16:50 - Reply

    Wow, an estimated 3 million sales just in the US? Blizzard is gonna be wiping their ass with $100 dollar bills after this.

    • Tovan July 26, 2010 at 16:52 - Reply

      3 million is the worldwide estimate for week one. For the Americas only it’s estimated 1 million in the first week.

  8. xDSJxPyro July 26, 2010 at 16:47 - Reply

    That is nuts for here, I cannot wait to see what the sales for this game is in Korea. It is going to be off the charts.

    • Tovan July 26, 2010 at 16:58 - Reply

      Hopefully, for Blizzard’s sake, the lack of LAN won’t lead to a lack of support in South Korea.