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Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC)
at 3:39AM PST on December 15, 2007.
The Sims and Half Life are terrible examples to use in comparison to SC2 and SC1. You should compare it to sales of Warcraft2 and Warcraft3. Or better yet Command & Conquer 1 and 2 which both sold exactly 2.46 million according to VGC. And then Tiberiun Sun which sold 3.07 million.
The 3D that will be Starcraft should be similar to how Warcraft3 is 3D, works fine on PCs that run Starcraft (like mine). I currently play Warcraft 3, and everyone that plays that will be looking to get Starcraft 2. Same with people playing Starcraft 1. Pretty much Blizzard RTS' are and have been
games that all other RTS games are compared. Others have tried, Microsoft's Rise of Nations, Age of Empires, and Supreme Commander to name a few. Rise of nations came out, looked promising but balance inssues with no patches slowly drove people away (i think). Not sure what happened to Supreme Commander. And the thing with Age of Empires, is there are no real cash tournaments or world rankings you know? Like it's not on TV like Starcraft and Warcraft are (in Korea). And i mean, world compeitions and the Warcraft/Starcraft scene are still strong as ever and just waiting for the release of SC2 to give this whole scene the big refreshing boost it needs! (im excited)
"Also, since the first Starcraft a lot more competition has entered the arena, I don't think an RTS can dominate the genre like Starcraft did in the 90s, there is to much other games to cannibalize Starcraft II's sales."
What other competition? People are just waiting for Blizzard to release Starcraft 2, and they have been waiting for a long time! You already know how big of a deal SC and WC are in South Korea, and it's also very big in Europe. Down there, they have Warcraft and Starcraft competitions on TV!! For the last 8 years or whatever, it's been Blizzard RTS that have set the standard in this PC Genre by a long shot. I do agree this stock is very over priced looking at other games (C&C). I think if Blizzard markets this game as the best thing to happen to RTS gamming since Warcraft (which i believe it will be), then i would think 5 million, which is a lot for a PC game. That would be with Blizzard running TV ads and marketing the game like WoW. If they don't, then expect sales along 3.5 million. In general PC games are down, and this game will not miraculously revive this sector. However, the people that currently play Warcraft3, Starcraft, Age of Empires, Supreme Commander, Command & Conquer, will dable in this game. And looking at VGC, all of those games sold 2.5 to 3million each. And Starcraft 2, should take a large chunk out of each still existing RTS playerbase out there.
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