World War Z approaches 2 million sales in 1 month

Left 4 Dead inspired co-op shooter nears new milestone

Third-person co-op shooter World War Z sold “nearly” two million copies in its first month of availability, according to publisher Focus Home Interactive.

Developed by Saber Interactive, the title was inspired by Paramount Pictures’ film of the same name and, many critics suggested, Valve’s Left 4 Dead series.

It was previously announced that the game had sold one million units within a week of its April 16 release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC as an Epic Games store exclusive.

Josh Austin, senior vice president of worldwide licensing and interactive at Paramount Pictures, said: “World War Z has fast become one of our most successful interactive games to date.

“It’s a testament to both the incredible co-op action experience that Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive have crafted, as well as the strong appeal of our hit franchise with fans across the globe.”

Earlier this month, Saber announced a World War Z DLC roadmap up to July. It includes the release of a new mission set in Tokyo, a fresh zombie type, a new mode and difficulty setting, plus extra weapons and cosmetic items.