'The Last of Us' Sells 3.4 Million Copies in 3 Weeks
The Last of Us did just as well as we expected it to.
Sony's revealed the sales figures for its post-apocalyptic drama, The Last of Us. Unsurprisingly, they're phenomenal.
In its first three weeks of sales, The Last of Us managed to sell 3.4 million units, making it the fastest selling game on the PS3 for 2013. This figure accounts for both physical and digital sales.
"These sales figures are a testament to the blockbuster quality of The Last of Us," said Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida. "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."
IGN pointed out the interesting tidbit that Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix's Tomb Raider reboot sold the same amount of units in its first month. Despite its blockbuster success, it still wasn't enough for the publisher, who proclaimed that the game performed under expectations. To be fair, The Last of Us wasn't multiplatform like Tomb Raider, but still… maybe it's time for Square Enix to turn its expectations down a notch.
In any case, The Last of Us is the rousing success that it was expected to be. Is it enough for Naughty Dog to produce a sequel, or will the developer return to the trenches of Uncharted?