DayZ sales have passed 800,000 in under one month

Monday, 6th January 2014 05:37 GMT By Brenna Hillier

DayZ sales have already passed Bohemia Interactive’s “very ambitious” plans for the survival horror sandbox.

Writing on Reddit, creator Dean “Rocket” Hall said he would have considered 250,000 sales in three months a success.

“So to move nearly 800,000 in under a month is crazy,” he said, revealing the latest sales figures.

The new milestone follows several others; DayZ managed 88,000 sales in tis first 12 hours, 172,200 sales in its first 24 hours, and topped the Steam charts at Christmas on the back of 400,000 sales in its first week.

“We’ll be finalising 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,” Hall added.

DayZ, commonly referred to as “DayZ standalone” to distinguish it from the ArmA mod it originated as, is currently in early access alpha on Steam. Hall has described it as in a very rough state and for hardcore fans only, but it has been well-received anyway. It’s one of our most anticipated games of 2014.




  1. FlyBoogy

    So 800k+ people are part of the development now. I wonder how they are going to include all of them in the decision making and shaping of the final product as the store page states…

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Panthro

    Its weird that a game gets this many sales so close to release on a platform filled with nothing but pirates.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. KineticCalvaria

    It looks like a step back from the mod to be honest, not gonna bother at this stage.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. TheBlackHole

    Nice. That’ll be $24,000,000 in revenue in Early Access

    Move over Star Citizen, there’s a new pre-release king in town.

    #4 9 months ago
  5. FlyBoogy

    @3 agreed. Most of the features of the mod have been removed for reworking and the things that are in the SA right now just arent enough to keep me playing.

    #5 9 months ago
  6. Panthro


    What has been removed?

    #6 9 months ago
  7. FlyBoogy

    @6 there are 4 guns in the game, no animals, no wehicles, very few zombies. that should be enough to make my point

    Bonus: The mod was moded to have base building. Something Dean Hall said wont be possible at all.

    #7 9 months ago

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