World War Z sells 1 million copies in a week

Joanna Estrada
April 26, 2019

So yeah, it looks like that World War Z selling by the bucketload will translate in a whole bunch of ongoing support for the game, which will include everything from constant fixes and bug squashing, through to new missions (and hopefully locations to match) for players to tackle.

The game, a co-op shooter which launched April 16, tasks players with outliving the hordes of the dead. According to Matthew Karch, Saber Interactive's co-founder, World War Z exceeded expectations outside of the United States, and hit 70,000 concurrent players.

World War Z sold more than one million units across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in its first week of launch, publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Saber Interactive announced. "Moving forward, we'll continue to work on growing the game and its community with new improvements, stability updates and bonus gameplay content, beginning very soon with a special new mission for the Tokyo episode".

At its peak, World War Z had 70,000 combined concurrent players on all three platforms during launch week, with Karch telling GamesBeat that the game's performance outside the United States was better than expected.

The strong first-week sales have been enough for World War Z to bump Tom Clancy's The Division 2 out of the top position on the United Kingdom retail sales charts, with The Division 2 slipping to third place behind Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, as GI.biz reports. Thanks to the game's Swarm Engine, hundreds of zombies can be rendered on screen at the same time.

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