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DayZ scores $5.1m worth of sales in 24 hours

By Rachel Weber

DayZ scores $5.1m worth of sales in 24 hours

Wed 18 Dec 2013 10:00am GMT / 5:00am EST / 2:00am PST

88000 survivors joined in the first 12 hours

Bohemia Interactive

Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development...

The standalone, early access version of DayZ has racked up $5.1 million worth of sales in its first 24 hours since launch, with new players joining the zombie survival adventure every hour. 88000 survivors joined in the first 12 hours.

Bohemia Interactive's CEO Maruk Spanel revealed through his blog that after 24 hours 172500 copies of the game had been sold and 142403 players were online.

DayZ creator Dean Hall has also been tweeting regular updates on the game's massive uptake.

The game is currently on sale on Steam for $29.99 or 19.99, but Hall has warned early adopters that the game is still very much unfinished.

DayZ started life as a mod for ARMA 2 designed by Hall, who went on to work with ARMA developer Bohemia Interactive to develop the standalone version.

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Graham Simpson Tea boy, Collins Stewart

219 7 0.0
Should of self published on Steam. Would have been made a Millionaire. Now he just has a job for a while.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Graham Simpson on 18th December 2013 4:21pm

Posted:2 years ago


Roman Margold Rendering Software Engineer, Sucker Punch Productions

24 34 1.4
@Rachel Weber: There's a typo in BI CEO's name - it's Marek Spanel.

@Graham: I'd be really surprised if he didn't get a share of the profit.

@Bohemia & Dean Hall: Congratulations! I'll certainly get a copy at some point.

Posted:2 years ago


Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany

1,166 1,297 1.1
Prove that you can take such a burned up concept as a zombie apocalypse and still keep people interested. Nice job, Bohemia Interactive.

Posted:2 years ago


Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,610 1,686 0.6
The game is currently on sale on Steam for $29.99 or 19.99, but Hall has warned early adopters that the game is still very much unfinished.

" Please do not just buy the game because you heard it was cool. Many streamers are now streaming. Visit this and view the (many) bugs first"
Ugh. Just give me a single player Dragon's Dogma like experience that's done and has a MP option and I'll buy this. I don't like the idea of basically paying to be in an open beta that's a good thing for the patient ones who will help the game get better, but will indeed frustrate anyone who hops on because the "heard it was cool"...

THAT said, many props to him for being kind enough to note that! I have to imagine how BF4 would do if it were announced as a work in progress and not a finished game...

Posted:2 years ago


Peter Dwyer Games Designer/Developer

490 302 0.6
I'm pretty burn out with all these not yet finished games. It's getting quite silly now and much as I would like to praise the success. I instead find myself wishing people wouldn't buy these half finished, bugged to hell games. It has set a president that is slowly ruining the industry.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Peter Dwyer on 23rd December 2013 3:37pm

Posted:2 years ago


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