It took a decade and a number of improvement groups to get Useless Island 2 completed and out the door, however in the long run it was definitely worth the effort. In its year-end monetary report, Embracer Group stated that it’s now essentially the most profitable game launch in Deep Silver’s historical past.
Useless Island 2 did not knock our socks off, however it racked up a million gross sales in its launch weekend, a fairly stable success by any measure. One month later, it is greater than doubled that quantity.
“Useless Island 2, developed by inner studio Deep Silver Dambuster (Plaion), was launched after the quarter, on April 21, by inner writer Deep Silver (Plaion),” Embracer stated in its This autumn monetary report. “It has loved a extremely profitable begin, surpassing 1 million items bought inside its first weekend (21-23 April). At present, the game has achieved a powerful milestone of over 2 million items bought.
“When measured over the preliminary seven-day gross sales interval, Useless Island 2 has turn into the most important launch in each items bought and income generated within the historical past of Deep Silver and Plaion. The game’s efficiency has far surpassed the administration’s preliminary expectations.”
Plaion, if you happen to’re not acquainted with the identify, is Deep Silver’s dad or mum firm, previously referred to as Koch Media. Koch modified its identify to Plaion in 2022; on the time, senior editor Wealthy Stanton speculated the change was made as a result of firm management acquired sick of the dick jokes, however that is still unconfirmed. The previous identify, for the document, was pronounced “kotsch,” whereas the brand new one is “play-on.”
The success of Useless Island 2 will presumably guarantee one other sequel, which can hopefully not take so long as this one did. It is also a spot of excellent information in an in any other case very “tough d for Embracer, which noticed a $2 billion improvement deal disintegrate yesterday, lower than 24 hours earlier than it was set to be revealed.