StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void sells over 1 million copies on launch day

Blizzard dared to stare Bethesda's beast in the face on Tuesday and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void came out with some fairly impressive sales numbers itself, especially given what it was up against.

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At this point, it's hard to imagine any sales number impressing more than Fallout 4's $750 million on launch day. That's qutie a feat, but Blizzard has its own sales numbers surrounding its big release of the week.

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void sold over 1 million copies on its launch. That's across both retail and digital sales. Alright, so perhaps it can't quite touch the 12 million copies that Fallout 4 did, but think of it this way. If Blizzard was able to sell over a million copies of Legacy of the Void on launch day, despite going head-to-head with Bethesda's world-eating juggernaut and its launch day, that's a pretty impressive metric in itself.

It's a testament to StarCraft's story that has engaged RTS fans for many years. Legacy of the Void marked a bittersweet farewell to the tale Blizzard had weaved for over five years. To get an idea of how hard it was to say goodbye, brush up on our interview from this past weekend's Blizzcon.

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    November 13, 2015 2:58 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void sells over 1 million copies on launch day

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      November 13, 2015 3:03 PM

      I preordered, played an hour, and I'm not feeling it. I'm broken. :(

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        November 13, 2015 4:02 PM

        Nah, it actually starts pretty slow. I'm about halfway through and at a certain point it really picks up. I'm enjoying it now!

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          November 13, 2015 4:32 PM

          THAT CERTAIN POINT OMFG

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          November 13, 2015 9:17 PM

          Alarak?

          Fenix's clone?

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            November 13, 2015 10:53 PM

            Both of those are around that area - the specific mission I'm referring to is the Kerrigan+Artanis "hero style" team-up. Everything from that point forward is more interesting/exciting/fun than the first half of the campaign, imo.

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      November 13, 2015 3:04 PM

      awesome news. game is really good.

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        November 13, 2015 3:28 PM

        loving the campaign so far. They've even managed to capture a feeling of desperation so far. Its great.

        Also the multiplayer co-op is sweet.

        I have touched competitive MP yet. I'll probably do some archon mode, not so sure about the rest anymore haha. I'll probably give it a go until its beaten out of me.

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      November 13, 2015 4:18 PM

      I bought this and Fallout 4 and I find myself wanting to play LotV more.

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        November 13, 2015 10:02 PM

        I can only play fallout in short bursts. There's a certain funness and tediousness to it at the same time.

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      November 13, 2015 9:18 PM

      Yeah, LOTV is a solid, solid game. Probably the best part of SC2 thus far.

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      November 13, 2015 10:07 PM

      Haven't played hots or WoL. WoL was given to me by a friend.

      hmmmmmm

      WoL = $20
      HotS = $20
      LotV = $40
      Total = $80

      Complete collection = $60

      com'n blizzard =\

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      November 13, 2015 11:15 PM

      Not sure if this is spoilerish but is this the end of the franchise? Where can they go from here?

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        November 13, 2015 11:52 PM

        Based on the epilogue, I would be very surprised if this wasn't the end for the arc we've been following since SC1.

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          November 14, 2015 12:06 AM

          extra-galactic threat, like the Ori. Or maybe an even ancienter evil, ala WoW yeah probably done. They can't go back to having mutually antagonistic races fight each other just because

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            November 14, 2015 12:10 AM

            I'm sure they'll do something with the IP, but the stories of Kerrigan and Raynor are over, and I pretty much thought of them as the main characters in the franchise.

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      November 14, 2015 2:47 AM

      Dedgaem?

      Halo 5 sold less than that in its debut month on npd. StarCraft still got it.

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      November 14, 2015 3:01 AM

      I wondered how it'd do given that it came out the same day as Fallout 4. I guess a fanbase like that doesn't give a shit about anything else! I'll play Fallout 4 once they patch it.

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        November 14, 2015 8:05 AM

        kind of how I felt. I knew getting both made no sense so I felt like SC2 would be spot on and it is, and I can let Fallout 4 work out some kinks. It'll still be here in a few months