Dead Island 2 has already sold more than one million copies less than a week after its release. Although the highly-anticipated zombie-themed action RPG sequel was released more than 10 years after its predecessor, it seems that fans have remained loyal to the series despite the long hiatus.
It also helps that Dead Island 2 reviews were mostly positive upon release with most critics praising its satisfying and effortless combat. However, the “insufferable” characters found within and the annoying ubiquity of zombies scattered throughout often left a lot to be desired even if the fighting mechanics were easy to grasp.
But in addition to the absurd amount of copies sold in its first few days of being launched, players of the zombie action game have also collectively hacked and slashed their way through the game for more than 11 million hours. This has apparently translated to 28 million total player deaths and 1.1 billion zombies slayed, which is around 14% of the Earth’s current population.
The game’s availability on several different consoles, including the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, surely also boosted its sales figures as gamers on all systems were able to join in on the zombie-slaying fun. It also helps that Dead Island 2 has a co-op feature included since it’s always more fun to venture through Hell-A with a couple of friends.
With the game already flourishing very early on, Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver are undoubtedly working hard to introduce more novel features to Dead Island 2 in order to keep the good times rolling. However, only time will tell if it can keep up this level of success throughout the continuously changing video game landscape.
Now, before you join in on the millions of people already playing the game, we suggest reading our Dead Island 2 zombies list and types and our how to make money in Dead Island 2 guide so you know what to expect in Hell-A.
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Dead Island 2
on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X
The original first-person zombie brawler heads to next-gen.
April 21, 2023
Today, we are thrilled to report that Dead Island 2 has reached a major milestone, having sold more than one million copies to date. After a lengthy period of speculation, it has become apparent that the future of the franchise looks bright and secure.
Dead Island 2 is a sequel to the original Dead Island, released by Techland back in 2011. The sequel features a new island and new characters and has been described by critics as “an enjoyable romp through a post-apocalyptic world populated by zombies”.
The news that the game has sold over one million copies is significant in multiple ways. Firstly, it reinforces the popularity of the franchise and serves as evidence that the open-world format of the series is still highly desirable amongst both casual and hardcore gamers alike. Secondly, this is further proof that it is still possible to launch successful titles in the current market, provided that the right approach and strategy are taken.
Moreover, the success of Dead Island 2 has proved that the game was well worth the wait. Players were given a new and innovative combat system, improved graphics, and a variety of locations to explore. As such, the game has been widely praised and embraced by the gaming community.
So, it’s clear that following this latest victory, Techland can now continue to look positively towards the future of the Dead Island franchise. Not only has Dead Island 2 proven to be a success, but the plans for further expansion with the release of add-ons and downloadable content have been made available to players.
Overall, Dead Island 2 has provided a welcome boost for the franchise, and we look forward to what Techland has in store for the future.