Dead Island has sold 5 million copies worldwide, since it’s release in September 2011, Deep Silver has announced.

CEO of Koch Media, Klemens Kundratitz announced the news with:

“While others focus on ever-increasing development budgets and driving brand messages via ballooning marketing expenditures, Deep Silver stands for hitting the zeitgeist, innovation and fresh gameplay. Dead Island has an incredibly active and enthusiastic community, and we are thrilled to welcome the five millionth player to the world of Banoi. This once again proves that venturing into new waters in terms of games publishing does matter for success and that even at the end of a console cycle new IPs can be created and nurtured into lasting franchises.”

Sales appear to keep climbing too, so we doubt this will be the last milestone for the game.

The next entry into the Dead Island franchise will be Dead Island Riptide, which launches across Europe on 26th April.

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