Dead Island | Two million shipped worldwide, Xbox 360 patch out

Dead Island has gone to the top of the charts in several territories around the world and has shipped around two million units in its first week.  And as if to celebrate, a patch has been released for the Xbox 360 version with a patch to follow for the PS3 and PC versions.

In related news, our review is inbound for those still undecided and believing our opinion in anyway will assist in that decision-making.  We’re just struggling to come to terms with having to dismember our fellow zombies.

According to the Dead Island Twitter account, the update includes “improvements to matchmaking, AI, quest and escort fixes, visual glitch fixes and a ton more.”

Press Release:

Deep Silver’s Dead Island ships more than 2 million units worldwide
Deep Silver’s new zombie IP tops the charts in North America, UK and other European territories

15th September, 2011 – Hampshire, UK/… Dead Island, the award-winning zombie action game published by Deep Silver on September 6th in North America and on September 9th in the rest of the world (except Japan), has secured Number 1 chart position in several important territories across the world.

By the end of the week Deep Silver will have shipped around 2 million units of Dead Island globally in its first week of availability. Dead Island was an instant success with the game topping the North American retail charts, reaching the coveted number 1 position with reorders from retail already in process. In the UK, Dead Island ranked number 1 in the all formats chart last week and is also leading the all formats charts in France and Spain, console and PC charts in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria and Xbox 360 charts in Italy. The game has enjoyed similar successes on high chart positions in other territories worldwide. In addition, the PC version of Dead Island has topped the chart for the ten globally bestselling games last week on Steam.

Dead Island has constantly gathered a considerable following across all media all over the world since its announcement with a spectacular video in February 2011, a trailer that surprised the masses everywhere and became an internet phenomenon.

“Our new IP Dead Island has already proven to be a huge success on a global scale for Deep Silver only one week after its release in North America.” says Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media. “With Dead Island a number 1 in several important retail territories, this success has also confirmed our standing as a global publisher and has once again proven our position as Europe’s No. 1 retail distributor.”

Chart positions in week 36:
UK:          GfK Chart track
Number 1 in all formats chart
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart
Number 2 in PlayStation 3 chart
Number 2 in PC chart
France:     GfK Leader Panel
Number 1 in all formats chart
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart (Retail and Day 1 Edition combined)
Number 1 in PlayStation 3 chart (Retail and Day 1 Edition combined)
Austria:    Media Control
Number 1 in all formats chart
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart
Number 1 in PlayStation 3 chart
Spain:      GfK
Number 1 in all formats chart
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart
Number 1 in PlayStation 3 chart
Netherlands:
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart
Number 2 in PlayStation 3 chart
Number 1 in PC chart
Belgium:
Number 1 in PlayStation 3 chart
Number 1 in PC chart
Switzerland:
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart
Number 2 in PlayStation 3 chart
Number 1 in PC chart
Italy:
Number 1 in Xbox 360 chart
Number 2 in PlayStation 3 chart

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