DayZ sales hit 'nearly 800,000' in first month

Bohemia Interactive sold "nearly 800,000" copies of DayZ during its first month of release, creator Dean Hall revealed on Reddit this weekend.

According to Hall, the brisk sales were more than he expected and will have an effect on the development team's plans.

"We (Bohemia and I) had very ambitious plans for 2014 already, however this amount of sales was completely unexpected," Hall wrote. "Honestly, 250k within a quarter was what I would have considered a success. So to move nearly 800,000 in under a month is crazy.

"We'll be finalizing our roadmap in mid January, but it is safe to say that this kind of result will be having a very positive effect on that roadmap."

Bohemia CEO Marek Spanel announced last month that the studio sold 172,500 copies of DayZ in its first 24 hours, which amounted to more than $5.17 million in launch-day sales.

The stand-alone, alpha version of DayZ was released for $29.99 last month through Bohemia's own store and Steam Early Access. For more on the game and what developers can learn from DayZ's path to release, be sure to read our recent opinion piece.

More from Polygon

The horror of Five Nights at Freddy's

  • Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King Overview

  • Spacecom: a fast 4X built for multiplayer

  • Pillars of Eternity builds on role-playing classics

  • Tour the 1 KB hard drive built inside Minecraft

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker