Deep Silver have announced a major milestone for Dead Island: since it's September 2011 release the game has sold over 5 million copies worldwide, maintaining exceptionally strong sales in all channels. This includes both retail and digital copies.
This looks great for the upcoming second installment, Dead Island: Riptide, which will feature a fifth character with an all new skillset and whole new zombie mutations. It will be released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC on April 26th 2013 for Europe, with the USA and Canada release set for 3 days earlier on the 23rd."We're very proud to have achieved 5 million units sold worldwide! We see this sustained excellenct performance as a particularly good omen for the projected sales of Dead Island Riptide, our upcoming next installment, that will be released later this year" - Menno van der Bil, International Commercial Director of Koch Media