Dead Island ships one million units in the first week

Deep Silver, the publisher of the summer’s biggest action horror blockbuster, Dead Islandâ„¢ (, announced today that it has shipped more than 1 million retail copies of Dead Island in North America in the first few days of availability. In addition, 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.

Dead Island launched on September 6 in North America and has been lauded by U.S. critics: Game Informer Magazine said Dead Island “scratched an itch I didn’t even know I had” and awarded it an 8.5 out of 10, while IGN’s hails the Dead Island experience with a score of 9 out of 10 and an Editor’s Choice Award, “They do so much that hasn’t been done, and do it so right.” Additionally, PC Gamer Magazine said of Dead Island that it’s “a wide-open tropical wonderland of loot-driven zombie slaughter” and tallied its score at an 8.3 out of 10 while MTV’s awarded Dead Island with an 8.5 out of 10 score.

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