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Submitted by mathsman 801d ago | news

Dead Island Surpasses 5 Million Sales

Deep Silver today announced they have achieved a major milestone in worldwide sales for the zombie action videogame, Dead Island. Since its release in September of 2011, Dead Island has sold-through over five million copies worldwide and still maintains an exceptional strong sales rate in all channels. This achievement includes sales from both retail and digital versions. (Dead Island, Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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phantomexe  +   801d ago
Nice....The game wasn't perfect but still a blast and looking forward to another.
Eldyraen  +   801d ago
It was one of the better, if flawed, new IPs this generation. I wouldn't say it was a great game, but it was a great idea and hope Riptide fixes some of its issues. I wouldn't mind it being a franchise that stays around for a while as long as they don't milk it.
RickHiggity  +   801d ago
Agreed. It was far from being a masterpiece, but it was a damn fun coop game.
TriangleOffense  +   801d ago
agreed, it had its issues but fun was not one of them. I loved this game, really wish it was available digitaly
darx  +   801d ago
It is. On Steam
Eyeco  +   801d ago
The game was a step above mediocre imo, it needed allot of polish, extremely glitchy, buggy, and the gameplay just wasn't all that refined, that and so many little aspects really grinde'd my gears like how quickly weapons break was laughably unrealistic.

It kind of annoys me how such a flawed game like this can sell this much, when there are tons of refined, polished games like Dark Souls that barely scrape a million, excuse me for raining on the parade
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ftwrthtx  +   801d ago
It wasn't the greatest game at launch, but a couple of patches later and it was much better.
BoNeSaW23  +   801d ago
Which version are you referring to? Console or PC?

I haven't played it yet and was gonna pick it up the GOTY edition for Playstation or the PC version, depending on which one plays better.
ftwrthtx  +   801d ago
I have the PS3 version. If you have an awesome PC, it is probably your best choice. If you have a less than awesome PC, the console version is great.
BoNeSaW23  +   801d ago
I just remembered ALOT of complaints about the console version. I guess i'll grab it off amazon for $20 bucks and add it to my PS3 backlog.

Thanks Man!
ftwrthtx  +   801d ago
At launch it was a bugfest but the patches addressed the issues eventually.
landog  +   801d ago
all because of that trailer, the game was a 6/10 at best when i rented it on ps3, visuals were awful, jaggies, screen tearing like crazy, every time i swung my weapon it slowed down into CRAWLING framerates, maybe 15 tops

when it was $5 on steam i decided to give it a chance, and while the visuals were 10x better and it ran and a perfect locked 60, the game itself was still a hollow shell, 7/10 maybe because at least i could look at it

this game was all hype and no substance, it was ok fun with a freind, but...mehhhh...it honestly needed more time in development and it could have been soemthing really kool

basically it was a crappy left for dead with clunky melee and awful visuals on console

nice graphics on pc, less clunky and good performance but mediocre gameplay, worth $5 though!
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BlackTar187  +   801d ago
the only thing it had in common with Left 4 dead is it was FPS and they did have guns in the game.
ABizzel1  +   801d ago
@landog

I agree with you, but it wasn't that bad IMO. Although I bought it on 360 and PC. It's definitely missing that spark that makes a game good and wows you, but what's there is ok.

It felt like a really big tech-demo that was trying to be a retail game.
givemeshelter  +   801d ago
I liked the game. It has its quirks but it's fun. It's no Left 4 Dead, but its still a fun game
Killzoner99  +   801d ago
Just wait for The Last of Us. It will top this game in every way. It will be what the trailer for Dead Island promised.
givemeshelter  +   801d ago
Why? Why would you bring that up. Trolling dude...Trolling
LordMe  +   801d ago
Just make it third person, and give us custom characters, because the ones in the game were just a bunch of racist stereotypes anyways.

Decent idea, but hindered by the camera hard to get a deep melee system from a FP view.
BuLLDoG909  +   801d ago
i bought 2 of'm, bring on the next one
CanadianTurtle  +   801d ago
I can't believe that shitty game got that many sales.
BanBrother  +   800d ago
It is quite depressing that this game sold that much. Not knocking the game, it was decent (but not great), but it shows that if you add zombies, your game will sell. Meanwhile, games like Sleeping Dogs, Darksiders 2, X-co and Dishonored will never see those sales. Very disappointing, the trailer was pretty well false advertising imo.

Sends a very obvious message to developers and publishers; 'Zombie's are still 'in'.
peowpeow  +   800d ago
I believe it was more the coop than zombies.. only reason why 6 of my friends and I bought and had a blast. Also why we picked up borderlands and L4D without much thought. Coop adds tonnes of possibility for fun experiences and I personally can't wait to play the next iteration :)

In the end though, to each his own
CanadianTurtle  +   800d ago
Oh dude, I completely agree with you on that. I am so tired of the whole "zombie apocalyspe" thing. I just want it to die off. I never understood how people weren't bored of paying for the same old DLC over and over again. Every game seems to come out with a zombie DLC, it's rather annoying and unoriginal.

There are so many other games that deserve these kinds of sales.
shammgod  +   801d ago
Nice! Had a blast and can't wait to play the next installment.
MysticStrummer  +   801d ago
Shows how powerful the ability to co-op with friends is. Bodes well for DS3 and Aliens if this average game can sell that much.

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