Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios announced that Dead Island 2 has sold over 1 million copies within the first three days of release.
“Dead Island 2 has won fans from around the world with countless players snapping up a copy of the drop dead gore-geous game in the first 72 hours,” Deep Silver said in a press release.
Furthermore, in-game stats were revealed detailing how many players did certain actions. Thus far, players have slayed 1.1 billion zombies, hacked off 756 million zombie limbs, and sliced 45 million zombies in half. Additionally, players spent a combined total of 11 million hours with the game and collectively died 28 million times so far.
The latter number is also over twice the population of the game’s setting, Los Angeles.
If you’re still hankering for some more Dead Island 2, a UK insurance company is offering a Dead Island 2 life insurance policy for £8,000.
Dead Island 2 is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. In IGN’s Dead Island 2 review, we said, “Dead Island 2 is a hilarious gore-fest and a competent zombie-slaying adventure, but lacks creativity outside of its great sense of humor.”
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