Bohemia Interactive CEO Maruk Spanel announced yesterday on Twitter that DayZ had sold 88,000 copies in its first 12 hours of going on sale. He later confirmed on his personal blog that the game had sold 172,500 copies during its first 24 hours on sale.
Bohemia is selling the open-world survival game through its own store, as well as an early access game through Steam. At the price of €21.81 through Bohemia and $29.99 on Steam, the game has generated over $5.17 million on its launch day.
Bohemia also warns users that DayZ is currently in an early alpha build, and it is a work in progress. “It is a work in progress and therefore contains a variety of bugs,” Bohemia states on the Early Access page, in part. “We strongly advise you not to buy and play the game at this stage unless you clearly understand what Early Access means and are interested in participating in the ongoing development cycle.”