The long-awaited sequel, Dead Island 2 has sold over two million copies, according to Embracer Group’s latest financial results published this morning. This new look at Dead Island 2‘s sales number follows the game’s initial one million copies sold only after three days of sales over that weekend launch.
The launch is a huge milestone because Dead Island 2 is the biggest launch title ever in the history of the game’s publisher, Deep Silver, and parent company, Plaion, in revenue and units. The financial results say that Dead Island 2 “exceeded management expectations” after the game went through a development hell saga that felt like a decade-long wait that switched developers multiple times. Still, it may all seem worth it as Dambuster Studios brought the game to the finish line after an initial delay to polish it up.
“I am happy to state that the game has reached a sell-out of over two million units. It is rewarding to see that the decision to give [Dambuster] the time to polish the game has paid off,” Embracer Group CEO Lars Wingefors said.
“Dead Island 2 isn’t a serious zombie game, and it is so much better because of it. While the world burns, all your character wants to do is have some fun while trying not to die. Returning fans will find easter eggs tucked away and Sam returning in a supporting capacity, passing the torch to a new group of players immune to the virus. If anything, Dead Island 2’s path to release may have been troubled. Still, Dambuster Studios did the impossible and elevated the core experience by doing away with the bloat previous games had,” Bobby said in our review of Dead Island 2 while recommending the game.
Dead Island 2 first launched last month on April 21st and is currently available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, & Xbox Series X|S platforms