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'The Last of Us' Sells 3.4 Million Copies in 3 Weeks

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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?

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    Zac Lloyd-Jones , July 9, 2013 10:38 PM
    I must be living under a rock then to not have heard about this game :p . Must be good.
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    Mottamort , July 9, 2013 11:09 PM
    @Zac Lloyd-Jones:

    Its PS3 exclusive, that might be why.
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    thor220 , July 9, 2013 11:21 PM
    Yeah I've seen allot of the story play out. Game play is pretty generic 3rd person zombie shooter but with a good story. Overall I'd call it good but it's annoying to have yet another zombie game. Think bioshock infinite but quite a bit worse story wise and a bit better fighting.
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    Marcus52 , July 10, 2013 12:21 AM
    And, another game I'll never play because it isn't released for the PC.
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    cats_Paw , July 10, 2013 3:17 AM
    Isnt this the same game that in ever review they say is extreamly linear and played always the same way? (aka Call of duty).
    I heard its a great story, but for a great story i can just watch some of my favorite tv series. I do wonder why make a ps3 exclusive at this point, it seems counter-intuitive as by now i doubt ps3 will sell any more units of its console.
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    nino_z , July 10, 2013 4:33 AM
    It's a great game and people like me who put story as the main thing in a single player game - well worth all the praise it gets! Keep up the good work guys! Looking forward to the next awesome game!
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    ssdpro , July 10, 2013 6:40 AM
    The story is linear and gameplay is routine. What this game has is both done well - the game has a memorable quality. Even weeks after finishing the main story I can remember multiple scenes/events.

    Regardless of opinion, what matter here are the sales still coming in for a 7 year old console. (3,400,000*59.99) - production/marketing costs = a lot of profit. And that doesn't count the rentals which is what I did since I don't do multiplayer wank.
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    CommentariesAnd More , July 10, 2013 8:54 AM
    Thats the reason why Naughty Dog is the best Developer in the world. TLOU is my favourite game now and I am sure it will be a huge contender for the GOTY. But then again due to the lack of multi platform , it loses the chances. Still TLOU is my GOTY and I can't wait to see what ND has for the PS4.
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    CommentariesAnd More , July 10, 2013 9:09 AM
    Thats the reason why Naughty Dog is the best Developer in the world. TLOU is my favourite game now and I am sure it will be a huge contender for the GOTY. But then again due to the lack of multi platform , it loses the chances. Still TLOU is my GOTY and I can't wait to see what ND has for the PS4.
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    ram1009 , July 10, 2013 9:27 AM
    I don't do consoles but I watched the playthrough on Youtube and liked it so much I watched it again. I will buy it if it ever ports to PC.
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    Antichrist , July 10, 2013 10:24 AM
    If the option is available, I get games for PC. I picked up a PS3 cheap though, and it was definitely worth it for the exclusive Uncharted and Infamous series alone, so I definitely look forward to grabbing this at some point. I prefer xbox over PS3 as far as consoles, but realistically I have fun with any system I'm gaming on so I don't like trashing one over another.
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    Antichrist , July 10, 2013 10:40 AM
    If the option is available, I get games for PC. I picked up a PS3 cheap though, and it was definitely worth it for the exclusive Uncharted and Infamous series alone, so I definitely look forward to grabbing this at some point. I prefer xbox over PS3 as far as consoles, but realistically I have fun with any system I'm gaming on so I don't like trashing one over another.
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    nicodemus_mm , July 10, 2013 3:42 PM
    @Zac Lloyd-Jones: It's not go-out-and-get-a-PS3 good, but I've put more time in it than any console game in at least 5 years.

    @Marcus52: Usually I'd agree. I've invested a lot in the PC (the main reason I pledged to Star Citizen), but I'll support any developer that focuses on storyline and good mechanics.
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    Innocent_Bystander , July 10, 2013 7:18 PM
    It's a good game. Deserves the numbers.

    IB
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    damian86 , July 11, 2013 12:51 AM
    I thought this was also on pc?
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