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DayZ Standalone Game Pulls $5 Million in One Day

by Eric Frederiksen | December 19, 2013December 19, 2013 4:30 pm PST


For something that started as a mod for the relatively unknown Arma II military simulator, Day Z has come a long way. The multiplayer zombie game has been on Steam’s Early Access for just a couple days and they’ve already topped $5 million in sales.

The counter on the Day Z site lists nearly 247,000 survivors so far, and Steam’s stat tracker shows 36,000 concurrent players as of the time of this writing. That survivor counter would put the current sales closer to $7.4 million.

The game is still in the early alpha stage, and as VentureBeat notes, the massive influx of new players to this still-buggy game is resulting in some notable downtime. Anyone taking part in an Early Access game, though, probably has at least some idea of how much trouble a game is going to experience as it goes through the development process. At least the users aren’t paying for what is supposed to be a finished product yet.

Between Day Z raking in money and The Walking Dead Season 2 hitting the digital shelves, zombie games aren’t going anywhere it seems.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...