Uncharted 2 sales nearing 3M, MAG loads 500K

Naughty Dog's acclaimed PS3 action adventure closes on triple-platinum mark as Zipper's online-only shooter sights up half a million.

Sony's gaming segment didn't log a particularly spectacular performance in the US at retail during January. According to the NPD Group, the PlayStation 3 trailed behind the Xbox 360 and Wii in terms of hardware, selling just 276,900 units on the month, while the PSP barely eked past the 100,000 mark. Software, too, was limp in January, as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the only PS3 title to crack the top 10.

Nathan Drake settles for nothing less than platinum…lots and lots of platinum.

However, Sony wasn't entirely without reasons to puff out its chest following NPD's report. On the PlayStation Blog, Sony Computer Entertainment president and CEO said that Naughty Dog's critically acclaimed PS3-exclusive Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has now sold nearly 3 million units worldwide. Uncharted 2 apparently enjoyed brisk holiday sales, considering the publisher touted the game's 1 million-unit milestone in mid-November.

Tretton also called out the performance of Zipper Interactive's well-received multiplayer-only PS3 exclusive MAG, which mobilized on January 26. More than 500,000 players are filling out the 256-player online matches, the executive said, with over 270,000 battles having been waged.

The solid sales numbers for two of its most recent exclusives come not long after Sony revised its total software sales estimates for the year. Leading off the month, Sony lowered its total PS3, PSP, and PlayStation 2 software sales estimates from 240 million to 200 million during its current fiscal year. At the time, Sony maintained its forecast of 13 million PS3s sold during the period, though it dropped PSP system expectations from 15 million to 10 million.

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iagbas
iagbas

UnknownForm Posted Feb 20, 2010 2:10 am GMT Uncharted 2:Among Thieves>MAG lol why you even compare these 2 games? They are completly different genre and they are not even competing each other. I haven't play Unchartered 2 but i am sure it is good. I played MAG and suprisingly its very good.

maxguevera
maxguevera

Good for you MAG... not my cup of tea but I always have respect for the console exclusives. Halo 3 sold over 10 million world wide, just some info, not a fan or anything.

KILLROYIIII
KILLROYIIII

Uncharted 2 is an amazing game Hopefully there will be a sequel MAG on the other hand im not a big fan of

theKSMM
theKSMM

Now that the PS2 is reaching it's end of life, Sony is going to need the PSP to pick up the slack. Unfortunately, that's not happening. The hardware the games need a price drop, especially the Go model and its download-only content. Still, great games and good news for Sony and its gaming fans.

mos2000
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Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

"Uncharted 2" sales same as "Borderlands" sales around 3 million..

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

I wonder if the fact that this game had multiplayer modes in it had to do with the sales of this game? i was watching a caster play online, and asked him, if he had played the singleplayer portion, and of course he didn't answer... sometimes i hate ppl that only play online/multiplayer modes...

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

@mos2000 Lol, the O'Reilly Factor?? Rich Dad Poor Dad?? You ARE some sort of cyber-hippie aren't you?! Give me a break! Considering you seemed to ignore my earlier points I'll say them again: It's called supply and demand. A company charges what they think they can get, in this case $60. If no one buys it, they reduce the price. If it's a hit, it sells for a while. If not, it goes away. Again, NO ONE IS FORCING YOU TO BUY ANYTHING. Read reviews for FREE that talk about length and make your own decision. Don't think a game sounds worth it? Then don't buy it!! How do you not get that? It's like you're saying you should be in charge of prices based on your personal criteria, right at the launch point. You are in the minority for U2, which you keep hating on. I think the campaign COMBINED with the online play (I like the co-op personally) make it worth the cost, as do most people. If you don't like it and think the game sucks or is short or buggy or whatever, DON'T BUY/COMPLAIN ABOUT IT. P.S. you think games are expensive in the US? I currently live in New Zealand at the moment where new games cost $130 NZD (about $90 USD). Same in Australia. They're also more expensive in Europe. Same for the hardware. P.P.S. Sorry, but what version of Blaster Master took 50+ hours to beat? That's what I thought. P.P.S. You spend way to much time in this forum.

mos2000
mos2000

@chaosbrigade I agree/disagree with your reply: Agree: You don't have to buy both consoles in order to experience the best 'games' this generation. That's because as far as I'm concerned, none of the exclusive titles are of the top 5 this gen. My hat goes off to the 3rd party developers that have supplied some very unique an innovative experiences for both consoles Disagree: If you want to experience all that is good in console gaming now, you need both. The 360's online content and experience is unmatched. Plus they have good exclusives that are worth experiencing: ME, Gears, Halo (I am not a Halo finatic either but the second half of 3 and ODST are steps in the right direction) The PS3 provides free online for those who just want to play with their buddies for christ sakes! Plus they have good exclusives as well. Infamous, UC, Demon Souls. Plus I would think twice before you assume that your avg gamer can afford both. As you may well know, the avg gamer is in the early to mid 30's. That means bills, kids, mortgage, paying for Aunt Murthal's costs at the old nursing home... etc. Times are rough. The systems being cheaper now make it easier, but that doesn't mean that it's financially "easy" to obtain both. But all in all I see your point, and it is a good one.

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Huzzaahh
Huzzaahh

@ JOem316 I'm sure you aren't THAT bad. If you've spent enough time playing shooters, you should be able to somewhat keep up. Well... not with me. I wreck sh** :P.

chaosbrigade
chaosbrigade

@mos2000 I don't think there is really anyone that CAN'T afford to buy both PS3 and x360. X360 only costs about what, $300? But I would rather use that money to upgrade my PC instead. There just isn't really any reasons to get both consoles when they share so many of the same products. The sole major difference that sets them apart is the list of exclusives, which most of them can virtually be played on the PC anyways: L4D, L4D2, Mass Effect 2, Gears of War, etc. Even Halo 1 and 2 are on PC, 3 and ODST aren't, but I'm not a Halo fan to say the least. You are mistaken, PS3 and X360 are substitute goods, not complement goods. Buying at least 1 console is a necessity, but buying two (especially when they are so similar) is just a luxury.

P0T
P0T

Uncharted 2 is an amazing epic game. MAG is garbage. Of course these are my opinions, don't attack me for them.

mos2000
mos2000

@kamizuka The world doesn't match your opinion either. Point blank, I like the game but I don't agree its the marvel everyone is making it out to be. I'm not the only one. For if the "whole world" felt that it is, as you imply, it would have sold more. Having a forum where gamers give a variety of opinions is a good thing. A gamer that has taste like yours will pick up the game and disregard what I said, and vice versa. You shouldn't feel bad or take it as a referendum on your personal taste because I refuse to praise it. You can't be that insecure. I liked the game, it deserves the 3MM it got because it is a good game... however I aint sippin the kool-aide like everyone else. It is not of the best games ever, let alone this gen. @Lupivdaman I keep typin just for you buddy...

KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

U2 is an amazing game! loved it until it end, but i guess every great game has to come to an end. LoL. it definitely had me on the edge of my seat from beginning(meaning after the first 5 minutes or so because that's when it really got started) to end. LoL. when playing this game, i was constantly saying 'WTF!!!' LoL. =D

jsamujh
jsamujh

Haven't tried uncharted 2 yet but will soon only cause keep getting bugged that I haven't tried it yet. Own MW2 love it hard to put down and leave it alone, I got MAG the other day and WOW like McDonalds commercials I'm lovin' it!!! Game play is good not chopy like other online play and large maps is good and love how huge the team are. Think you'll enjoy MAG too but really looking forward to Battefield Bad Company 2 if it can live upto the first

Kavitron
Kavitron

Why this any good news about sony or MS turn into a fanboy arguement? seriously if you have nothing constructive to say GTFO

Lupivdaman
Lupivdaman

@mos2000 you type too much give your fingers a rest. :l

Lupivdaman
Lupivdaman

@envybianchi its after a million, thats what I could tell because inFamous became a platinum the moment Gamespot said it sold more than a million, but I geuss it's the developers choice to platinum their game or not, look at MW2.

steelmouth
steelmouth

@Bashers79 looking at the thumbs down i guess people are not interested in "your entertainment" they just looking out for sony's bank balance so from now on, no borrowing games you and your brother should each get a copy of the same game if you both want to play it (this goes double for those giving you thumbs down)

HectorFAO
HectorFAO

I love the Uncharted series. Havent tried MAG. Doesent catch my eye. Still like my MW2. Just been playing Spec Ops & Multiplayer. Still havent even touch the single player camp.

kamizuka
kamizuka

@mos2000 there is a huge problem here. You liked the game From what i saw from your comments, but you dont think that it should get all that praise. Your completely wrong just because you didnt fall in love with the game does not mean taking the 5 starts away or giving it a lower score or even removing the crown. you should look beyond your opinion. For an example: i only like the splitscreen multiplayer of Halo i dont like the SP but i cant say that it is not great because it is really good but not for me. get it? your opinions about Uncharted does not match the opinion of the whole world

envybianchi
envybianchi

Could someone tell me when PS3 games become Greatest Hits? Is it when they hit 5 million in sales or what? I know it coincides with sales but at what point? Thanks in advance.

PublicNuisance
PublicNuisance

I have to try out both of these games before purchase. I don't shell out the kind of money Console games cost without a demo.

mos2000
mos2000

@herbalvideogame - I've tried rereading your comment several times to see where I'm "contradicting" myself. I can't do it. So maybe this will help you to understand my comment: FFVII was used to serve a point. It was a good game, a very good game. However, game developers and publishers started blurring the lines as far what was the base of a good game, and what was just extra that may add a point or 2 to a game's overall value. Now the cinematics and commercial may have did wonders as far as marketing as concerned, but what made the game good, was its good 'ole turnbased RPG gameplay. Developers unfortunately didn't see it that way, and thought the cinematics was the trick. Hence, you have the community over-saturated now with hours of hollywood like cutscenes, and minimum gameplay. One thing you are right about is that I did not play UC2 on Crushing. I played it on hard. Just because a game mode gives you less energy and make attacks cause more damage, doesn't mean that it makes the game any better. If I have to play a game on it's most difficult level "my first playaround" in order to get some type of challenge, that proves my point...

mos2000
mos2000

Ahem... @jackholeface00 Everything in life is related to business. Pretty much everything we posess is either a "good" or service that was obtained through a purchase. I get it, we all get it. What's flying over "your head" is the fact that when these goods or services are over priced, faulty or just plain crappy, we have the right as consumers to complain when we feel we are not getting a fair return on our purchase. It doesn't mean I have a tattoo of Stalin on my back, it means I'm an advocate for quality products within the gaming market, without gamers getting gouged. So save your "communist" one liners and other over the top caricatures for the O'Rielly factor, these are not his try-outs. Short, over priced, buggy titles that require a dozen patches to fix are MORE than enough reason to fitch a bad one about as far as I'm concerned. Using your analogy; all Toyota owners are complainers because for what they paid, they expected their break pedals to work - LOL. Continued below....

mos2000
mos2000

...Continued from above @jackholeface00 Also you use the most obscure examples to prove your point - Mega Man! Get serious. Try: Crystalis, Metroid, River City Ransom, Metal Gear, Blaster Master, Superman, Valis 2, and 100's if not thousands more that required saves (remember the little codes you had to write down... if your old enough) and lasted longer than a lot of these so called triple a titles that are out now. Plus they had a very high replay factor. Your display of Reganomics was quite "amusing" - nevertheless, gamers are not getting the bang for their buck in too many cases this gen, whether your advertisement co. allows you to say it or not. If your happy with the final product, good for you. You will make the industry proud, and they'll enjoy taking your money. The rest of us "gamers" have a bone to pick. So if you could step aside and continue reading your little copy of Rich Dad Poor Dad, we'd appreciate it...

HerbalVideogame
HerbalVideogame

Tomb Raider meets Metal Gear. I would say that's how I view Uncharted. And it is an amazing game, both of them. @moss2000 Final Fantasy VII generation? I don't quite understand, is that a term you coined? It's quite contradictory to everything you have said really, because there were in fact games, RPG's with better graphics at the time, Zelda Ocarina of Time is the most notable that comes to mind. People bought Final Fantasy VII because of the commercial and fell in love with the story and the gameplay, and it was a long game especially for those that punked the gold saucer. I agree that graphics don't make the game, but if they are not wooing you when they kick butt and the gameplay rules, well, then you aren't as hardcore as you say you are. P.S. Uncharted 2 has multiple difficulties, and I'm willing to bet you haven't played Crushing. You reek of Avant-Gardeism. And why does everyone say, you reek of fanboyism like it's an insult? COLOR ME FANBOY! SONY RULES AND THE XBOX BREAKS, nuff said.

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

pt. 1 (sorry this is long) mos2000 I'm sorry but this is completely going over your head while you ramble on about "greed" and what not. Just have these points sink in: Gaming is a business. Companies like Activision are publicly traded. I'll say it again: gaming is a BUSINESS, with a lot of people--developers, designers, programmers, marketers, story writers, sound technicians, and on and on and on (including the stockholders, who invest in the company and in fact OWN it), who work in that business. Gaming is NOT a random videogame tree that magically gives free games to lazy people who whine about 60 bucks. The sooner you actually realize that the easier this will be for you to understand instead of sounding like some cyber-hippie communist droning on about "greed" and "the establishment" and the old glory days of gaming. Speaking of, your point about old games being so much longer for less is totally wrong. Aside from RPGs, how many Ninendo and/or Sega/SNES generation games do you remember took even 5 hours to beat? Most you actually HAD to beat them in one sitting because there wasn't even a save function. And the ones that were needed "battery backup" and many times cost even more than they do today (Phantasy Star 3 and Chrono Trigger were $70+).

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

Pt. 2 And even with profits dictating many things, by default this also means they need to remain innovative, because milking something too much can later bite companies--look at the rhythm genre this past year. Same in reverse--the more it gets out that Demon's Souls is good the more people have bought it. That's good for gamers. So, bottom line, a game like Mega Man = 1) Couple hours to beat. 2) Only a few programmers to make 3) Very basic sound and graphics 4) Originally cost $50 Game like U2 1) Years of development 2) 12 hours to beat campaign 3) Hundreds and hundreds of people involved (see above) 3) Cost of servers and online play which means many more hours of gameplay. Finally, remember: If you don't like it, don't buy it. If you like games like Borderlands more, great! Buy that instead! No one is forcing you to buy anything. That's why sites like GameSpot exist. There are a number of games I didn't buy because GS pointed out that it was too short or whatever other flaws. You live in a free, capitalist country. Wake up.

ph1nn
ph1nn

Speaking of Platinum, I platinumed this game... Uncharted 2 was freakin amazingly good.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

The reason why games like Mario Kart Wii sell such massive numbers is two-fold. For one, Nintendo really has zero competition in terms of software. For the most part they make games everyone can play, and most people know that you really can't go wrong with a game made by Nintendo. Nintendo fans buy Nintendo games, so they have the core fanbase satisfied. The mother goes to the game store and wants to get a game for her kid... what do they tell her? Mario. Why? It's safe to say that. Casual gamers pick up Mario games too. Mario is without a language or culture barrier too. Nintendo has absolutely everybody in their target demographic and quite frankly is the only developer on this planet that can do that. Reason #2 is as already mentioned before me, there's so much crap on the system that the 'hardcore' folks that want a decent game are starved for these kinds of games on that system. Now look at Uncharted 2. Does it feel or look like a casual gamer's game? No. Would the employees at a game store recommend it to some mother's kid? No(not while there are options like Rachet and Clank). How many other games does Uncharted 2 have to compete with? Many. This is why there's such a discrepancy in the sales figures despite it being a phenomenal game.

mos2000
mos2000

@Kamizuka "@mos2000 i dont believe in "best thing ever made" but i do believe in "best ThingS ever made" Uncharted is one of them you cant denie that" Ok... you are entitled to that belief. If you think the game is beyond awesome - and you truly believe it, then great! But again, just like mine, your statement is an "opinion". I never said the game wasn't good. I think it is. I also think think that good games deserve to sell a couple million minimum because of the time and money invested in them. However, I do not worship the ground that Nathan Drake walks on. Look, I am a Hardcore gamer, not a casual gamer, or even a gamer that happens to play a lot of games. There's a big difference, and too many people don't realize that. Cinematics and graphics don't woo me like they do many who are of the FFVII generation. Gameplay drives 70-80% of my judgment for a title. I liked the gameplay in UC2, but it didn't blow me away. For me, it was a little too easy, and didn't provide the intense action (not cinematics) that I expect to see in a "5 star" title. But I liked it. Comments like that just reek of fanboy-ism, and really don't deserve a response. Simply put, I bought the game; you bought the game, we both contributed to the 3MM it sold thus far. 'Nuff said...

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

@ SicklySunStorm yes but shareholders' views are different in different cultures. the americans look for short term profits and are quick traders of shares while the japanese look for long term investments/profits. @ SicklySunStorm all 3 consoles are sucessful but the problem is when people say wii is better, they refer to sales and profits while people who say ps3 is better tend to refer to hardware and games. xbox is in the middle and PC users go on about resolution. since the criteria for sucess is always different, a conclusion can never be reached. all i know is stick with whatever has the best games, whether anyone else buys those games or not. @ flowjo69 360 is getting the ff bundle though. and monster hunter frontier is coming to 360 too. monster hunter is the game that made psp sell like crazy. then again sony has god of war 3 to persuade the americans. its like sony and microsoft are playing a game of domination trying to secure points lmao.

ahpuck
ahpuck

@Rottenwood actually, i don't mind the Wii at all. i just thought Wii owners were a bit above all the flaming sony and m$ fanboys go through everyday. but, to each its own.

GodOfSyn
GodOfSyn

First off I have all 3 consoles, I tend to lean towards my PS3 for a couple reasons, 1st it does everything like they say, I have the original PS3 so I can play PS1 and PS2 games, on top of that its free for PSN, graphics can be better depending on how much time the developer puts into it, as you can see with Killzone 2 and Uncharted games. Then there is the exclusives, honestly look up exclusives for each console, PS3 gave away quite a few but still have most exclusives worth playing, and on top of all this, you have a top of the line Bluray player, so someone like myself who has 180 bd's is very happy with DTS-HD MA, Dolby TrueHD and Uncompressed PCM blurays. Now I play my 360 for Halo, cuz its just bad ass, and I buy all games that have multiplayer for 360 because Live is the man, so I play MW2 on 360 because Live is just such a beast. Honestly guys, to be a true gamer you need variety, alot of the guys at work here do not understand that, I even play PC games like Crysis etc... you gotta be well rounded to be a true gamer and to enjoy the best of each platform, its that simple, sure you need some good cash for it but its totally worth it. Keep on gaming dudes!

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

@tmorri603 & @flowjo69 - sales figures of one single game do not a great console make. You might as well quit arguing, cos' you'll never get each other to agree. You may as well each turn to your left and hit your head against that wall you can see - you'll get more out of it, trust me

maverick_76
maverick_76

Man if you have not played MAG yet, it is lots of fun, especially once you get to the larger scale battles, they are epic.

Kou-Nurasaka
Kou-Nurasaka

@flowjo69 I wasn't exacally saying the PS3 was hemmorging money, just that they have somewhat fallen behind the 360 since its launch. They are cathing up, and I still think that the PS3 has major staying power for years. Regardless, FFXIII and VersusXIII are going to bolster sales. Point proven.

flowjo69
flowjo69

@tmorri603 dude if it was sold in japan it would sell like maybe 20k wouldnt even make a dent. the preorders are showing double on the ps3 side i dont even know why you keep arguing this with me 2:1 dude

claykenobi
claykenobi

@ NOscope42 - I'm talking directly to the NES fans. Mike Tyson's Punch- Out is still my favorite game and respect Sony for keeping it real with original platform games that we grew to love through the years. I just can't get into most the 360 exclusives..I'm tired of Halo and every Sci-Fi knock off along with it..