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Dead Island - On the way to 2M units

by Dhruin, 2011-09-15 22:58:55

IndustryGamers has news from Deep Silver that Dead Island has shipped 1M units in NA in the first week and "will have sold 2 million units globally to retailers by the end of this week":

Dead Island has seen mixed, but mostly favorable reviews since its release on September 6, and the game is clearly getting noticed as publisher Deep Silver today announced that it's shipped over 1 million units of Techland's zombie invasion title in North America in the first week alone.

Deep Silver also noted that Dead Island "has held the #1 chart position in many global markets including the UK and France as well as on Steam, and will have sold 2 million units globally to retailers by the end of this week."

In other Dead Island news, Kotaku reports DLC has been delayed while they work on "fixes and updates":

"Right now the Dead Island development team's priority is working on fixes and updates across all platforms so that we can take care of all of the fans who have been so supportive of our game," a spokesperson said "There is some awesome DLC content planned for Dead Island, but first we have to put all our focus on the base game experience."

Lastly, Eurogamer has one of their "Face Off" console comparisons from Digital Foundry - basically both suffer compared to PC but the PS3 offers better visuals but more tearing, so the X360 is "most consistent".

Information about

Dead Island

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Modern
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Release: Released