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Dead Island 2 has already sold more than one million copies less than a week after its release. Although the highly-anticipated zombie-themed action RPG sequel was released more than 10 years after its predecessor, it seems that fans have remained loyal to the series despite the long hiatus.
It also helps that Dead Island 2 reviews were mostly positive upon release with most critics praising its satisfying and effortless combat. However, the “insufferable” characters found within and the annoying ubiquity of zombies scattered throughout often left a lot to be desired even if the fighting mechanics were easy to grasp.
But in addition to the absurd amount of copies sold in its first few days of being launched, players of the zombie action game have also collectively hacked and slashed their way through the game for more than 11 million hours. This has apparently translated to 28 million total player deaths and 1.1 billion zombies slayed, which is around 14% of the Earth’s current population.
The game’s availability on several different consoles, including the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, surely also boosted its sales figures as gamers on all systems were able to join in on the zombie-slaying fun. It also helps that Dead Island 2 has a co-op feature included since it’s always more fun to venture through Hell-A with a couple of friends.
With the game already flourishing very early on, Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver are undoubtedly working hard to introduce more novel features to Dead Island 2 in order to keep the good times rolling. However, only time will tell if it can keep up this level of success throughout the continuously changing video game landscape.
Now, before you join in on the millions of people already playing the game, we suggest reading our Dead Island 2 zombies list and types and our how to make money in Dead Island 2 guide so you know what to expect in Hell-A.
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