Dead Island ships 1 million copies in one week

Posted on Sep 16 2011 - 3:03pm by Thomas Sharp

Zombie survival game Dead Island has shipped over one million copies in North America during its first few days of availability, according to publisher Deep Silver.

The company also said that the thriller has grabbed the top spots in a number of global markets, including the United Kingdom and France, as well as on Steam. The firm also pointed out that it will have sold more than two million copies worldwide by the end of the week.

“We’re thrilled at the retail reception Dead Island has achieved in its first few days,” said Deep Silver Chief Operating Officer Geoff Mulligan. “The critical ‘first week’ of game sales has been an enormous sales success for Deep Silver. We’re working quickly with our distribution partner in North America, Square Enix, to restock shelves as quickly as we can.”

Players have experienced several technical or gameplay issues after its launch, resulting in mixed reviews from critics and players. Dead Island is an excellent game, but it is buried under lots of bugs, especially in the PC version, which was why people were wondering why it was released in its current state.

These issues are forgivable, though, but one might not enjoy the game fully because of these bugs that the developer must fix quickly.

Xbox 360 owners were the first to receive the patch for the game. PlayStation 3 and PC owners can expect their patch to be released soon.


via: The Gamer’s Hub

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