According to Embracer, the game has become Deep Silver and PLAION’s "biggest launch in history."
Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios’ Dead Island 2 has sold "well over" 2 million copies, Embracer Group has announced. The Swedish holding revealed the new sales figures for the game in its latest interim financial report.
The company also noted that both critics and players have responded to the game with overwhelmingly positive feedback, which it finds highly encouraging, and added that Dead Island 2 has also become Deep Silver and its parent company PLAION's "biggest launch in history" in terms of both units and revenue.
Earlier, it was also reported that the zombie action RPG managed to sell more than 1 million copies within just three days of its release.
"I am happy to state that the game has now reached a sell-out of well over two million units," Embracer co-founder and CEO Lars Wingefors said in the report. "It is rewarding to see that the decision to give [Dambuster Studios] time to polish the game has paid off."
First announced in 2014, Dead Island 2 encountered a challenging development process, spending more than eight years in what is commonly known as "development hell." This was primarily caused by frequent shifts in the studios responsible for its creation. Yager Development was initially assigned to develop the game in 2012 but was later replaced by Sumo Digital in 2015. In 2019, Dambuster, an internal studio of Deep Silver, took over development responsibilities.
Dead Island 2 was released on April 21, 2023 and garnered a predominantly positive response from players and critics upon its launch. The game is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store.
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