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StarCraft II shifts 3 million in first month

Blizzard RTS game passes another milestone, following 48-hour sales record last month

Blizzard Entertainment has revealed that its long-awaited RTS sequel, StarCraft II, has now sold over 3 million units after one month of availability.

The news follows strong early sales of the game, which became the fastest-selling PC RTS title ever after shifting 1.5 million copies in the first two days after release.

"We appreciate all the enthusiasm that players around the world have shown for StarCraft II," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "It was important to us to deliver an overall gameplay experience that was accessible, balanced, and fun, and it's been gratifying to see how strongly the global community has already embraced the game."

The developer spent several years creating the title, and also redesigned its online multi-player hosting system Battle.net from the ground up to add a raft of community and networking functions in readiness for the game's launch.

Blizzard is also working on the latest expansion for World of Warcraft - Cataclysm - which should be released before the end of 2010, as well as a follow-up to its much-loved Diablo franchise.

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