Dead Island is a fun game. It isn't perfect but a whole lot of people have responded positively to the entertaining action/RPG hybrid.
Deep Silver has announced that Techland's zombie-slaying survival adventure with role-playing elements has shipped over 1 million copies in North America "in the first few days of availability." Furthermore, Dead Island occupies the #1 software slot in several global markets – including the UK and France – and it seems that ship number will reach 2 million before the end of this week.
Although we weren't as complimentary as other critics, Dead Island has managed to snag plenty of praise from reviewers and gamers worldwide. Featuring an in-depth style of first-person combat, a large, open environment, and a fair amount of creativity and customization, the game can definitely be addictive. Said Geoff Mulligan, Deep Silver COO:
"We’re thrilled at the retail reception Dead Island has achieved in its first few days. The critical ‘first week’ of game sales has been an enormous sales success for Deep Silver. We’re working quickly with our distribution partner in North America, Square Enix, to restock shelves as quickly as we can."
Square Enix CEO and president Mike Fischer added that with a million copies out there, it's nice to know "that the world is now more prepared than ever for what to do should a real zombie invasion ever threaten humanity." …yes, we assume he's joking. At any rate, it's nice to see Dead Island succeeding. Are you one of the many who picked it up?
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