DayZ Standalone has sold over two million copies in under six months

DayZ

By on May 5, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Well then, chalk up another point for DayZ – as Dean Hall noted prior to the weekend on Twitter, the Standalone alpha version of DayZ just broke 2 million units sold – and it has only been four and a half months since it was originally released on Steam.

While not quite as impressive as Minecraft, which managed to sell about two million copies in three months, DayZ does have the disadvantages of costing three times as much and being sold by a developer who actively tells people not to buy it. Congratulations to Dean Hall and his co-workers at Bohemia Interactive.

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Its just a shame that its trading on the name of the mod and isn’t yet even as good as that.
I’m sure a lot of people who bought it thought that while its not finished it would be at least as good as the mod since its had so much longer in development, but sadly its not the case.

I’d get my money back if I could, seeing how its just not advancing beyond the gameplay of the mod and there are better dayz mods already and better on ARMA 3. I know having 47 different motorcycle helmets is great but there are more important things.

in fact a straight port of Dayz mod [Zoombies mod] to A3 was so much better that BI shut them down and said they couldn’t do that mod any more.
At least they haven’t stopped breaking point yet.

 

I play Nether. That’s my online survival game. Although it is significantly different to DayZ. It also has a more arcade feel about it. But it definitely can stand up on its own far better than DayZ could. As in killing A.I. enemies is more engaging and looting has improved quite nicely recently.

Finally it progresses in features far more quickly.

 

This is why we can’t have nice things.

 

trb,

I’ve been enjoying the standalone quite a bit, feels like when the mod first came out, not a server full of people flying around in helicopters with miniguns, any post apocalyptic feel was gone. Plus I’ve really enjoyed the frequent updates, new loot, new crafting options. I’m perfectly happy with my purchase.

That being said, ARMA III Playerunknown’s Battle Royale is where it’s at at the moment, that thing is amazing.

 

Que:

‘I don’t get it, DayZ is so terrible and broken.’ (Read: I am bad at this game and cannot cope with non-persistent characters)

 

ivantsr:
Que:

‘I don’t get it, DayZ is so terrible and broken.’ (Read: I am bad at this game and cannot cope with non-persistent characters)

You mean “cue”, right?
or Queue?
or are you speaking Spanish for just that one word?

And sure anyone who’s opinion differs from yours must just be bad or an idiot, right?

Is it your belief that DZSA is somehow better then the mods on ARMA3?

 

trb, I love being wright.

 

trb: You mean “cue”, right?
or Queue?
or are you speaking Spanish for just that one word?

And sure anyone who’s opinion differs from yours must just be bad or an idiot, right?

Is it your belief that DZSA is somehow better then the mods on ARMA3?

Certainly don’t think that stand alone is better than the mods. It’s pretty buggy still, but it’s an alpha so I’m not going to sook about it.

Honestly I prefer to play the original mod on community hives that have significant upgrades to it – they’re more playable, better features etc. BMRF servers are fantastic.

And yeah, the ArmA III mods are awesome! I wish BI hadn’t messed with them.

Either way – I’ve never sooked about either the original or SA. They’re shit someone’s but a lot of time and effort into, and they’re really enjoyable. If you’re not bad.

 

ivantsr,

Give “Breaking Point” a try, it’s very professionally made and works just fine.
http://www.thezombieinfection.com

 

60 million dollars…. still no zombies.

 
Nasty Wet Smear

Any word on single player?

 

DayZ is a multiplayer game, without other humans it would just be a running simulator. The zombies will never be interesting enough to defend against.

 

pen0r:
DayZ is a multiplayer game, without other humans it would just be a running simulator. The zombies will never be interesting enough to defend against.

There’s a mod that through NPC bandits and events in that made the experience incredibly enjoyable. There are ways to add tension without resorting to PvP… Something that personally I find to be an annoyance more than anything.

 
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