Sony sells more than 3.4 million copies of The Last of Us

Sales figures charted for the first three weeks since the game's release mid-June.

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that worldwide sales of its PS3 action title The Last of Us have exceeded 3.4 million units.

3.4 million copies within three weeks is nothing to scoff at.

The sales figure was achieved within a span of three weeks since the game's release on June 14. Currently, the game is the fastest-selling new IP in the history of the PS3.

SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said that the figures are a testament to the game's quality. "The teams at Naughty Dog are true visionaries and their storytelling capabilities are second to none, this title is an undisputed demonstration of that."

The title secured the top spot in the UK gaming charts for the past four weeks. Critics praised The Last of Us for its story, combat and sound design.

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380 comments
porcupeth123
porcupeth123

Uncharted 3 sold more in 1 day than TLOU in 3 weeks? And it wasn't nearly as good..

dmastor
dmastor

This is the same site that gave a 10 to Grand theft auto 4! I don't not listen to their reviews! 

thorn3000
thorn3000

waaaait a second...you mean to tell me they reached their sales targets unlike all other games? impossible I say, game execs never have enough!...

beardface21
beardface21

In other news, The US Treasure Department decided to give Naughty Dog their own minting press so they can make their own money.

Mar044
Mar044

8.0 is playing to xbox payoff, i don't even come to this site anymore since they sold out and most of the old editors left, even jody is gone.

and its a great number considering its an exclusive to ps3

zannapipper
zannapipper

8.0 ????? you is crazy gamespot???????

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

@zannapipper nah, mcshea is a certfied arse when it comes to reviews and his humor is pretty weak... f this and f that, must feel cool to be a 'journalist' for gs.

Nightrain50
Nightrain50

Too bad they sold out and sold dlc packs up front. Not getting my money until there's a full version of the game for cheap now. Principles...

internetsyndica
internetsyndica

so sony made somewhere around $2,182,460,000. Holy Shit...

grbolivar
grbolivar

@internetsyndica Huh? 3.4MM * $60 = $204MM. And not all of that is profit, they may have invested millions on production and marketing alone.

MonkerzX
MonkerzX

@grbolivar @internetsyndica Not all the money goes to Sony. Tons of marketing. Tons of money to devs. Naughty Dog get a huge cut as the devs. The retailers will take a chunk out of that $60 too. The actual discs themselves take away from the overall profit too. Sony get a lot less.

residentgunnerx
residentgunnerx

im an old school RESIDENT EVIL fan and TLOU gave me a lot of survival horror expierence(all those sections with infected are awesome ,CAPCOM should learn from NAUGHTY DOG 

LilRoss2k3
LilRoss2k3

the only real flaw i noticed in the game was how the enemies would not notice your AI controlled partners even if they walked/ran right in front of them...along with the fact that they would even walk right in front of enemies in the first place.  i mean it was ridiculous at times!  other than that i have no complaints.

ForceofNature9
ForceofNature9

@LilRoss2k3 

If the AI noticed your partners then there would be a shitload of frustrating moments in the game. ND did the right thing.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

Gamespot has lost the last of it credibility. To gain attention for their smear tactics of one of the greatest games of this generation. 8.0 is insult to this game im 87% finished with this game. I have seen none of the critiques they have made to be correct. Gamespot i pitty you and your attempts to gain attention to is website good journalism will do the same thing. Case in point vgleaks

kickinlikesally
kickinlikesally

@evil_snuggles I can almost understand their reasons for taking away points, but it's really just nit-picking. The game deserves at least a 9

Urizen316
Urizen316

@evil_snuggles I genuinally dislike Kevin VanOrd for all that he is and I disagree with most of GS reviews, but GS was the ONLY ONE with the balls to point out flaws in the game, which there are many of. For that I give them credit. 

And I agree it deserves like a 9. It's a great game, but calling it perfect is just stupid and ignorant.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

I respect everyone's opinion. But in this case I don't see if the flaws they pointed out. Naughty Dog released a patch maybe it's fixed the issues because I didn't see any. Nothing in this world is perfect not even diamonds everything is judged on a scale . They gave dark souls 9.5 and it had frame rate problems and and connect the problems in multiplayer. The last of us is Way more polished than that

grbolivar
grbolivar

@evil_snuggles Standards have raised, there are many awesome games now that you can't give a 10 to everyone, although TLOU deserves at least a 9.

ForceofNature9
ForceofNature9

@evil_snuggles 

I agree, GameSpot is very biased in when they decide to be "harsh". Dark Souls was horribly overrated on this site.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

Bro That's an insult to to fangirls GameSpot=XBOTS

Urizen316
Urizen316

@starlancex8 @Urizen316 They´re so on the Rockstar/Naughty Dog bandwagon, anyhting they release has to be golden and near perfect, gta4 was a wreck. Uncharted offered nothing but bigger setpieces in each installment. Multiplayer for all their titles has been a joke.

deathstream
deathstream

@Urizen316 

Actually most reviews pointed out flaws in the game, then gave it a ludicrously high score anyway.  The gun mechanics in this game are laughably bad.