DayZ Hit $12 Million in Sales First Week, Remains Steam’s Top Seller
Last we heard from Bohemia Interactive CEO Marek Spanel, the early access version of standalone DayZ had sold more than 172,500 copies in its first 24 hours on Steam. At $30 a pop, that’s more than $5 million in revenue. Most impressive.
And the zombie-filled DayZ train kept right on rolling. As Spanel reported on the official DayZ site, more than 400,000 people entered Chernarus during the sim’s first full week on Steam (December 16-22). That’s a cool $12 million in revenue. For an early alpha. Of a game that got its start as an Arma 2 mod.
If you checked in on the Steam Holiday Sale over the past week and a half, you likely noted DayZ was the top selling game almost every single day. As of this posting, it is still listed the No. 1 seller. Considering the number of fantastic deals Valve threw at us over that span, not to mention the 7.6 million concurrent user record Steam hit over Christmas, that’s quite an accomplishment. It also suggests that 400,000 figure Spanel last reported is now significantly smaller than the total number of copies DayZ has sold to date.
Looks like standalone DayZ will soon reach the lofty heights achieved by the original DayZ mod, which surpassed the 1 million downloads mark in 2012. Cheers to Bohemia Interactive.
If you’ve already taken the plunge and are scavenging for food and weapons in DayZ, you’ll likely want to know what’s next. Creator Dean “Rocket” Hall provides a rundown of confirmed upcoming features for DayZ in this blog post.