The survival game actually had the biggest launch in Deep Silver’s publishing history.
Since its April 21, 2023 release, Dead Island 2 has sold over 2 million copies globally.
The long-awaited sequel had already exceeded 1 million sales in 3 days, but it has now sold more than twice as many copies altogether.
In its most recent financial report, Embracer Group, the parent company of publisher Deep Silver, noted the turning point and indicated that the game had actually exceeded internal expectations.
Dead Island success
The statement continued, “When calculated throughout the initial seven-day sales period, Dead Island 2 has actually ended up being the biggest launch in terms of both systems available and earnings generated in Deep Silver and Plaion’s history.
Dead Island 2 was released more than a year after the first Dead Island, which debuted in 2011. It is the second mainstream entry in the series, which also features a spin-off named Dead Island: Riptide.
Before Deep Silver took over in 2019, the project spent years in development limbo at a number of studios, including Yager Development and Sumo Digital.
With other recent releases from Embracer, such SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake and Scars Above, struggling to get off the ground, the release of Dead Island 2 stands out as a much-welcomed success.
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