Uncharted 2 maps out 1 million sales

Sony and Naughty Dog's top-rated PS3-exclusive action adventure goes platinum in global sales within one month of launch.

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The industry stat-tracking NPD Group is expected to release its October US retail sales report later today, and a handful of analysts have already gone on record saying that they don't expect the numbers to be particularly good. However, Electronic Entertainment Design and Research's Jesse Divnich believes one bright spot was Sony and Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, with the analyst predicting that the game led US software sales on the month with 600,000 units sold.

Hunting for platinum turned out to be pretty easy.
Hunting for platinum turned out to be pretty easy.

That prediction now seems prescient. Speaking at the BMO Capital Markets 17th Annual Digital Entertainment Conference today, Sony Computer Entertainment's senior VP of strategic business development, Phil Rosenberg, confirmed that Uncharted 2 has broached the 1 million unit mark in global sales through the end of last week. The PlayStation 3 exclusive received glowing critical praise upon its October 13 debut.

"Uncharted 2 has become the highest rated current exclusive action adventure game on any platform with a Metacritic score of 96," said Rosenberg. "It's the second highest rated PS3 game ever. We've already sold over a million copies through last week in just a couple weeks on the market."

Naughty Dog's latest action adventure comes at a fortuitous time in the PS3's life cycle. Following Sony's introduction of the PS3 Slim at the $299 price point in late August, Sony said console sales had surged from 2.4 million during the July-September quarter in 2008 to 3.2 million for the same period in 2009.

For more on Uncharted 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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