DayZ standalone has now shifted over 2 million copies

Definitely not a shambles.

Super-successful survival sandbox DayZ has now sold over 2 million copies of its standalone version in a little over four months on sale, creator Dean Hall has announced on Twitter.

That's over 16 thousand fresh spawns per day innocently venturing online before getting beaten to death and having their precious cans of beans looted from their corpse. So it goes.

DayZ Standalone launched as a Steam Early Access title back in December 16, 2013, and flew to the top of the digital platform's best-sellers list throughout much of the holidays. Even now, months later, it is third in Steam's top sellers list. And, at its current price, DayZ standalone has likely generated around $68/£40 million in revenue. Yikes.

"Chernarus is well on its way to growing into the clothes that the developer has stitched for it, and if you feel you've got the steely will necessary to survive, DayZ is ready to test it," said Leif Johnson in GameSpot's early access review of DayZ.

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shreddyz
shreddyz

And this is what's wrong with the video game industry. When a person has the option to buy a fragment of a game for near full cost based on hype and reputation and a belief, then that's disturbing. The early access as a business model is one thing that shouldn't ever have been allowed. This is capitalism at it's worst, I'm afraid.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

I've been watching videos of gamers playing hours of this game and for the life of me I can't see why PC gamers are bragging about this.  Everything from the graphics to the sh*tty animations are atrocious. State of Decay on the Xbox 360 looks better than this.

Poison-tooth
Poison-tooth

Its a Minecraft case: great concept, bad developers, poor implementation, slow progress.

alexbartle
alexbartle

held off getting this for ages cos i had arma 2 and know how buggy it is. but my friend talked me into getting it and yes its as buggy as i thought it would be but its so dam fun and a really unique experience. cant wait for the vehicles to be implemented 

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

When I first started playing the buggs really got on my nervous but 180 hours later I still love this fuckin game! It provides more tension then any game I have ever played. Knowing that this fire fight may leave dead and gear less appeals to me so much.. Love the game even with all it's flaws and yes it's better with friends

killaman9996
killaman9996

Is this game really fun or do i need to get a bunch of friends to get it to to enjoy the experience?

-Unreal-
-Unreal-

RIP in piece pee cee


and stuff and such

deth420
deth420

I played it once and uninstalled, will give it another try when i gets further along. just way to glitchy for me

dmdcsm
dmdcsm

English not be first language in Gamespot


Lu_Shen
Lu_Shen

Game looks like it was designed specifically for griefing. I'll stick with State of Decay, thanks.

MBirdy88
MBirdy88

The sales might not be a "Shambles" but the game itself is.... still worse than the mod... developer's attitude is "I'm bored of this project" .... what a waste. people throwing money at a half-assed payed version of the mod.... in the millions. not impressed with kick-starter/alpha access so far... charity money with no reward... not investment.

jupsto
jupsto

Still basically identicle to the mod with less zombies. the mod was a risk taker, the standalone is not. the game could have been so much more. more interested in h1z1 now tbh.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

This game would also sell millions on console.

aidsta
aidsta

It's games like this that make me want to upgrade my PC.. And learn how servers work.. And learn what kind of RAM is the best.. And find a good price on a monitor.. And Learn how to re-install an operating system.. And how to efficiently de-fragment my hard drive.. And overclock my CPU.....

Actually, I'm happy with my console.

bernard978
bernard978

Still waiting for public servers before buying it, even though it still has less than the mod does for Arma 2.

MigzBR
MigzBR

@Gravity_Slave  LOL if you think State of Decay even comes close to this. This game looks pretty good on a good rig and it is soo much fun to play. The scale of the map is also something to keep in mind. The world is a a lot bigger then state of decay and the survival aspects in dayz keep getting more and more realistic. It's at alpha they have 2 million testers. They are fixing bugs left and right. 

chillivodka
chillivodka

@Gravity_Slave You can have the best looking, best animated game in the world but if it lacks in fun and playability, then it's still going to be a pile of hand shandy to be honest. Dayz is still Alpha and as a work in progress, keeps on getting better. Sure theres bugs that need ironing out, various animations and graphics need tweaking but even at this stage, it has a lot of playability and is a great laugh. A lot of 'finished and polished' games have more bugs than this, just look at BF4 (even though they different games).

dfuknb
dfuknb

@killaman9996  Everytime I explain the game to somone it sounds so boring "A ton of looting, Walking, roaming....But the Firefights and encounters are always tense OH.... And Zombies arnt a thret unless your getting gang banged by multiple"...lol. Te Game is fun in its own right. If you love exploring and super tense encounters buy it.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

So every game has to be kiddy friendly is what your saying? It's a true anything goes simulation bud...

KHAndAnime
KHAndAnime

@MBirdy88 It's a shame, I purchased 2 copies of Early Access and I couldn't be any more satisfied. The game is great fun and has seen major progression in the last months.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

This comment implies you haven't even played the game but still have a hard pressed opinion that the game sucks. Game is fun man and if you have a couple friends to play with its even better Stop being a hater just cause

chillivodka
chillivodka

@spartanx169x A lot of games that have come out on console that started out as pc only generally go downhill when they cater for both markets. I'll use (imo) the Thief series and Battlefield as an example, both started out great and then just degenerated into a steaming pile of crap. To be honest, I hope Dayz stays as far away from the console touch of death as possible.

normanislost
normanislost

Thats the reason Microsoft have been in talks with the developer

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

@spartanx169x  


Doubt it. People on consoles would somehow relate this game to CoD zombies and forget it.

dfuknb
dfuknb

@aidsta  Im on PS4 and PS3 but DayZ has taken me away from them recently lol. Its really not all that bad. I built my first Rig in Feb and have yet to regret it. I do have to say the way you described a PC makes you seem like a lazy idiot. the only time consuming part for me was taking each piece out the box and assembling it. after that I loaded Windows Updated Drivers and Downloaded Steam. Try it and dont knock it.

UltimateBastard
UltimateBastard

@aidsta  Or like most PC gamers you actually enjoy staying up to date with technology and learning about the machine your playing on. Not just being spoon fed everything like an idiot, but yeah just you "stay stupid"

MBirdy88
MBirdy88

@aidsta  .... that few hours of research and watching a few "how to build PCs" which are easier than alot of modern lego models.... (infact... its as easy as pre-schools "CIRCLE GOES IN CIRCLE SLOT") kind of deal...

but as the person above has said, stay stupid "learn servers" .... what are you smoking seriously?

aborgraffiti
aborgraffiti

@aidsta  yep stay stupid, seriously tho this article has literally nothing to do with pc vs console, just shut up.

dfuknb
dfuknb

@bernard978  I am actually building a Server this weekend. All I need to buy is RAM and im good to assemble it all. Add me on steam (dfuknb)

pelvist
pelvist

@bernard978 If you plan on buying it anyway like your post suggests then why not pay less for it while its in early alpha? You can still wait till its released before playing it, no one is forcing you to play it now.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@Poison-tooth @Lu_Shen  


When groups of gamers who already spent several dozen hours getting loot and guns waiting for newbies to spawn...that is griefing.

dfuknb
dfuknb

@KHAndAnime @MBirdy88  Yes, The looting has actually become more logical even though You cant find twigs in the woods or near a tree lol. Other then that this game is amazing with a friend. The Intensity when you have an encounter is CrayCray lol.