The alpha release of DayZ has been a huge success. After selling 172,500 units its first day available on Steam, the game has sold 800,000 units through January 4th. That is just in 18 days.The game also sold 400,000 units in its first week.
"We (bohemia and I) had very ambitious plans for 2014 already, however this amount of sales was completely unexpected," said creator Dean Hall on Reddit. "Honestly, 250k within a quarter was what I would have considered a success. So to move nearly 800,000 in under a month is crazy."
"We'll be finalizing our roadmap in mid January, but it is safe to say that this kind of result will be having a very positive effect on that roadmap."
The game was released on Steam on December 16th and is available for $29.99.
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