The days of being a simple ArmA II mod are far in the past for DayZ. After making $5 million in the first day alone, DayZ has proven itself to have legs to carry it beyond the launch with some impressive sales figures.
Throughout the entire Steam sale, DayZ remained first on the sales list despite never being discounted. The developers’ blog has pointed out that over 400,000 units have been sold since release on Dec. 16, and that 40,000 concurrent players have at times pushed the limits of their servers.
Over the course of the last week, the team had created three patches to keep things up to speed.
Development still continues, and the team strongly suggests that you refrain from buying the game. It is still a work in progress, and they will also be taking a well deserved break to spend time with families and friends after missing the holidays. They won’t be around to make patches or updates for the time being.
Have you pitched in to the Early Access yet? How does it hold up to the mod? Are ArmA II sales going to be in trouble in 2014?