The Last of Us sells over 3.4 million copies

Naughty Dog game is fastest-selling PS3 title of 2013

Between digital sales and shipped Blu-ray copies, Sony Computer Entertainment is celebrating 3.4 million global sales of its post-apocalyptic adventure The Last Of Us.

Sony added the game had exceeded sales expectations and as of July 3 had become the fastest-selling PS3 title of 2013.

"These sales figures are a testament to the blockbuster quality of The Last of Us," said Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios.

"The teams at Naughty Dog are true visionaries and their storytelling capabilities are second to none, this title is an undisputed demonstration of that. SCE continues to be committed to delivering unique gameplay experiences that redefine the interactive entertainment industry and The Last of Us is a perfect example."

The game launched three weeks ago scored well with critics, achieving a number of perfect scores.

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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 3 years ago
Its a good game. As long as they develope a game and set realistic sales projections for it, and develope around a budget based on that i think any video game company can thrive. Glad this game is doing well.
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Christopher Garratty Associate Counsel, Activision Blizzard3 years ago
I would love there to be an exploration mode. The atmosphere is incredible, but sometimes I would just like to wander the desolation without tripping over hunters and clickers and what have you. I loved Shadow of the Colossus for letting me explore a wilderness without having to fight things every 5 minutes.

Still an awesome game, only the fantastic weather is stopping me from playing more.
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Jamie Read 3D Artist, Neon Play Ltd3 years ago
I have only played about 4 or 5 hours so far, but it is an incredible game already. As Christopher said, I wish games had some sort of 'exploration mode' to spend more time looking at the environments. Glad to see the game selling in high numbers.
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Gareth O'Neill Environment Artist (Contract), Ubisoft Reflections3 years ago
An amazing Game from what I've played so far roughly 70% complete, truly Oscar worthy. However I find it a little funny that 3.4 million is touted as Successful (good numbers though they may be) when Tomb Raider and Hitman Sold the same or More and were classed as Failures.

This industry is strange sometimes.
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James Prendergast Research Chemist 3 years ago
@ Gareth - depends on your expectations I suppose! :D
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Jonathan McEnroe Freelance 2D artist 3 years ago
@Gareth - I guess Tomb Raider and Hitman will be regarded as failures because they are multiplatform titles. With TLOU being exclusive, these numbers will be a little more significant. Game is incredible! :)

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Jonathan McEnroe on 10th July 2013 9:53am

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Gareth O'Neill Environment Artist (Contract), Ubisoft Reflections3 years ago
I realised after posting that the multiplatform thing would make a difference but still 3-4 millions not bad imo (not that I'm an industry analyst).
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David Radd Senior Editor, IndustryGamers3 years ago
It is nice to see 3.4 million sales celebrated rather than framed as a disappointment. Consider this is a single system exclusive Summer release, it's doing quite well for itself.
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