Physical Dying Light sales overtake The Order and Evolve in UK Charts

In the world of physical game sales, Dying Light is a roaring success despite the download version launching a month ago.

There had been some concern that the delay of the release of the boxed retail version of Techland's zombie kill-'em-up would affect its sales. But it's already outdone two other high-profile games after just two weeks on sale.

UK sales company Chart-Track revealed today that Dying Light has already outsold PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order: 1886 (launched 20th February) and 2K Games 4v1 shooter Evolve (launched 10th February) after just two weeks on sale in shops - and with the download version going live weeks beforehand.

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imt5583118d ago ShowReplies(4)
toxic-inferno3118d ago

I'm pleased about this. I decided to hold out for a retail copy, and am thoroughly enjoying the game! It might not be everybody's cup of tea, but it's a very modern, current-gen take on the open-world sandbox experience, with a very immersive and detailed world.

christocolus3118d ago

The game looks fun. I watched a friend play it a few days ago and im seriously considering picking it up.

Fro_xoxo3118d ago

Picking up more games huh?

Have you even finished Sunset?
I bet you're gonna get Ori next week..

Now you're talking 'bout Dying light ^_^.

DL does look good, I'm a sucker for free movement.
my eyes are on Mirrors Edge reboot.

christocolus3118d ago (Edited 3118d ago )

@the fro

What can i say,i love gaming but im a lazy hardly have time to play them all.still got a tonne of unfinished games on my xbox 360 and ps3. I actually think my nephew may have started lending them out to his

toxic-inferno3118d ago

If you like Mirror's Edge (I for one consider it the most underrated game of last-gen, purely on its gameplay!), then you'll find Dying Light to be amazing.

If the Mirror's Edge reboot can do open-world parkour half as well as Dying Light does it, then they're onto a winner.

While the Dying Light controls are a bit strange (took me a good few hours to get used to them), the actual gameplay is highly enjoyable and it encourages you to take risks.

Loadedklip3118d ago

Great to see a superior game in terms of quality and content beating out inferior games in one or both categories.

BC_Master_Haze3117d ago

Yeah, but they killed split screen after advertising the f*** out of it :/ 4 player too..

Clown_Syndr0me3117d ago

Split screen would be nice but online coop is a step back in the right direction.
As I get older I find myself wanting to play less competitive games and more cooperative. I miss games like Left 4 Dead and Rainbow Six Vegas.

etownone3118d ago (Edited 3118d ago )

Dying Light best game I've played this gen so far.

It's perfection.

A mix of Far Cry, Mirror Edge, Resident Evil and Evolve. I already put in 55 hours and still not done.

This game is truly a must have game.

toxic-inferno3118d ago

Don't forget Minecraft!

I'm not kidding, I refuse to admit that the guy's behind Dying Light weren't inspired by Minecraft's game-changing day-night cycle!


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The Order: 1886 pushed visuals hard in 2015 - And still looks stunning today

Digital Foundry : Released in February 2015, The Order: 1886 was a stunning PlayStation 4 game at the cutting-edge of rendering technology, with visuals that still hold up today. The game's release pre-dated in-depth Digital Foundry coverage, something we're looking to address with this new video! Ready at Dawn's game never received a sequel and never received a PS4 Pro upgrade, but thanks to developments with exploited, older firmware PS5 consoles, we can now show you the game running locked at 60 frames per second.

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VenomUK42d ago

The gameplay was bland and extremely frustrating at times with unnecessary QTE combat at points. But the world and the lore and the characters and the story were fantastic. I’ve always wanted a sequel. I still hope Sony will surprise us one day.

shadowT43d ago

Sony missed the opportunity to acquire Ready at Dawn Studios.

Tacoboto43d ago

But... Sony didn't want Ready at Dawn. Clearly

mkis00742d ago

I'm guessing had 1886 turned out more positively they would have.

RaidenBlack43d ago

And let's not forget,
Ready At Dawn showcased The Order 1886 running on PC at 60fps at SIGGRAPH 2015

isarai43d ago

I still stand by my theory that this game just released at the wrong time. Almost every outlet spent a lot of time in their reviews ragging on the game for not being an online experience, everyone was in the Destiny hype train and at the time they wanted EVERY game to follow suit, bashing any game that didn't. If this were released after everyone realized how much that wasn't future, people would've appreciated it more. I loved it, and I'm always disappointed that we'll never get a sequel

Tacoboto43d ago

That doesn't seem to be true about outlets complaining on the lack of online. The review summaries on Metacritic are very consistent: Amazing graphics, but shallow gameplay and a very short length with little reason to return.

Here's an example of how *little* time IGN spent talking about multiplayer:

"With no multiplayer, and no reason to revisit the short and stunted single-player campaign once it’s been completed, there just isn’t a lot to it."

It's the final sentence. They don't even take the time to say "online multiplayer"

MrChow66642d ago (Edited 42d ago )

"Amazing graphics, but shallow gameplay and a very short length with little reason to return."
You are right, that's what everbody was saying at the time, never heard anything about it not being online.
I've been thinking about trying this game for years, I may get it now that it's dirt cheap, no big loss if it sucks

MrChow66642d ago

Oh, add to that bad enemy AI, I remember that from the reviews, I saw a video of a wherewolf boss fight with a very weak AI

thorstein42d ago

And there we glowing reviews for shorter games. It was one of the times where hating this game was "cool."

CrimsonWing6943d ago

Can you show me the reviews that rag on it for not having an online experience?

I’m not doubting you or anything. I’m just being lazy.

isarai43d ago

Sorry, not multiplayer, open world is what I meant.

Tacoboto43d ago

That's also fake news, isarai. Again, the game was consistently criticized for what it was (Pretty but extremely short, extremely linear, hand-holding, no replayability), not for what it wasn't (multiplayer/open-world)

isarai43d ago

Nope, every review uses the term "linear" several times as if it's some inherently bad attribute. Not fake news at all. Since then there's veen plenty of short and sweet single player linear games that get lots of praise, again after the reality of everything being open world set it and it wasn't as great as everyone thought. But at the launch of the last gen everyone had open world fever, and especially the first couple years "linear" was a con in many games reviewed

Tacoboto43d ago

That's your own contortion assuming criticism of its extremely linear design is suddenly a call for it to have been open world.

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zumlauf1442d ago

You totally made up a claim regarding an overall review consensus that isn't true. And, instead of just ignoring being called out for it, you respond with "oh actually i ment to say OPEN WORLD". Which literally isn't true either. You can't show us one review that bashed the game for "not being open world". And, somehow the other guy is getting downvoted. Over a bullshit liar.