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The Last of Us sells over 3.4 million copies

The Last of Us sells over 3.4 million copies

Tue 09 Jul 2013 7:27am GMT / 3:27am EDT / 12:27am PDT
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Naughty Dog game is fastest-selling PS3 title of 2013

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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.

8 Comments

Rick Lopez
Illustrator, Graphic Designer

1,269 942 0.7
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.

Posted:A year ago

#1

Christopher Garratty
European Counsel

82 98 1.2
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.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Jamie Read
Junior 3D Artist

127 64 0.5
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.

Posted:A year ago

#3

Gareth O'Neill
Environment Artist (Contract)

30 23 0.8
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.

Posted:A year ago

#4

James Prendergast
Research Chemist

735 432 0.6
@ Gareth - depends on your expectations I suppose! :D

Posted:A year ago

#5

Jonathan McEnroe
Freelance 2D artist

47 20 0.4
@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

Posted:A year ago

#6

Gareth O'Neill
Environment Artist (Contract)

30 23 0.8
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).

Posted:A year ago

#7

David Radd
Senior Editor

359 78 0.2
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.

Posted:A year ago

#8

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