The zombie action-RPG will have sold 2 million units globally "by the end of this week." It's been an "enormous sales success" and they're working to restock.
Dead Island has achieved chart gold "in many global markets including the UK and France as well as on Steam", and the all-new IP from Techland will have "sold two million units globally to retailers by the end of this week". It wasn't without a jumpy start though on PC.
"We're thrilled at the retail reception Dead Island has achieved in its first few days," said Deep Silver chief operating officer, Geoff Mulligan. A dev debug version of the game was accidentally released via Steam, revealing an unused perk name 'Feminist Whore'.
"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," continued Mulligan.
The aforementioned character perk was for Dead Island character Purma and it sparked minor outrage, with developer Techland dismissing it as a tasteless joke during the game's crunch phase. The perk gave Purma additional damage against male opponents.
Deep Silver has also promised that an announcement is planned at some point to 'make up' for the debug version being released on PC, which was patched to the full retail version. Dead Island released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
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