Uncharted Franchise Sales At 28 Million Worldwide (Before Uncharted 4 Launch)

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#1 Posted by charizard1605 (82674 posts) -

Shawn Layden told Foxbusiness.

Overall the “Uncharted” franchise has sold more than 28 million copies, according to Layden.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/...chart-top.html

Well deserved, too- Sony and Naughty Dog have definitely handled this franchise well. I still think that Uncharted and Uncharted 2 were the only good games in the series (although remember, I have not played Uncharted 4 yet- waiting for my copy to come in hopefully tomorrow!), but my personal preferences aside, it is hard to deny that Uncharted has basically come to be synonymous with PlayStation at this point.

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#2 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (12508 posts) -

For comparison sake Gears was at 22 million as of 2014 http://www.craveonline.com/site/636667-gears-of-war-series-surpasses-22-million-units-sold

People who think Gears is a bigger franchise than Uncharted are simply misinformed.

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#3 Posted by stereointegrity (12092 posts) -

still less then gta5 on ps3/360....but damn good numbers overall

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#4 Edited by MISTER_Davis (286 posts) -

This was the final nail in the coffin. The console war this gen is over.....

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#5 Posted by PSP107 (17262 posts) -

@stereointegrity said:

still less then gta5 on ps3/360....but damn good numbers overall

lol, you had to throw that in?

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#6 Edited by Zergforlife (467 posts) -

Well when your system has 1 game..

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#7 Edited by SolidGame_basic (23287 posts) -

Charizard has come along way from the days of trashing PS4 and Sony in general. Congrats, Charizard!

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#8 Posted by PSP107 (17262 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

Charizard has come along way from the days of trashing PS4 and Sony in general. Congrats, Charizard!

He's probably a bandwagon person.

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#9 Posted by stereointegrity (12092 posts) -

@zergforlife said:

Well when your system has 1 game..

you play it

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#10 Posted by stereointegrity (12092 posts) -

@PSP107 said:
@SolidGame_basic said:

Charizard has come along way from the days of trashing PS4 and Sony in general. Congrats, Charizard!

He's probably a bandwagon person.

since nintendo tanked he has had to look elsewhere for gaming entertainment

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#11 Posted by charizard1605 (82674 posts) -

@stereointegrity said:
@PSP107 said:
@SolidGame_basic said:

Charizard has come along way from the days of trashing PS4 and Sony in general. Congrats, Charizard!

He's probably a bandwagon person.

since nintendo tanked he has had to look elsewhere for gaming entertainment

System Wars' hilarious inability to grasp the complexity of preferences and opinions continues.

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#12 Edited by PSP107 (17262 posts) -

@charizard1605:

Is this is a shot at me too?

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#13 Posted by QuadKnight (12918 posts) -

People who say Gears is a bigger franchise than Uncharted are totally delusional.

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#14 Posted by Pedro (31743 posts) -

What I would like to know is if these games are profitable at the current production levels or are they a money sink for selling more systems. This applies to all exclusives.

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#15 Posted by finalstar2007 (27951 posts) -

Why of course Naughty Dogs are going to show everyone how story telling is being done, hopefully shitbungie learns from naughty gods on how stories are made

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#16 Posted by gago-gago (12119 posts) -

In another thread Uncharted is getting compared to Halo and now I'm this thread Uncharted is getting compared to Gears. Dang, can cows just be happy for once and not feel so insecure all the time and have meltdowns. Naughty Dog did good, you'd think they'd continue but they have decided to end the franchise. Goodbye Uncharted.

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#17 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (13219 posts) -

Congrats Sony.

@stereointegrity said:
@zergforlife said:

Well when your system has 1 game..

you play it

Or watch it.

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#18 Posted by QuadKnight (12918 posts) -

@gago-gago: Your lemming tears are delicious. It blows both Gears and Floplo away.

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#19 Posted by Pedro (31743 posts) -

@gago-gago said:

In another thread Uncharted is getting compared to Halo and now I'm this thread Uncharted is getting compared to Gears. Dang, can cows just be happy for once and not feel so insecure all the time and have meltdowns. Naughty Dog did good, you'd think they'd continue but they have decided to end the franchise. Goodbye Uncharted.

If there is no Xbox comparison the PS4 is garbage. That is the law of land and it must be obeyed.

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#20 Posted by KratosYOLOSwag (1827 posts) -

@Pedro said:

What I would like to know is if these games are profitable at the current production levels or are they a money sink for selling more systems. This applies to all exclusives.

The first 3 didn't have huge budgets, though it did increase a lot with 4. The games were definitely profitable. Tomb Raider 2013 had a bigger budget than the first 3 Uncharted games combined.

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#21 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (12508 posts) -

@gago-gago said:

In another thread Uncharted is getting compared to Halo and now I'm this thread Uncharted is getting compared to Gears. Dang, can cows just be happy for once and not feel so insecure all the time and have meltdowns. Naughty Dog did good, you'd think they'd continue but they have decided to end the franchise. Goodbye Uncharted.

Quantum Break flopped. Halo and Gears peaked in both quality and popularity years ago when they still had their original devs. Naughty Dog manages to keep topping themselves with every game they release. You mad bro?

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#22 Edited by loe12k (3425 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag said:

For comparison sake Gears was at 22 million as of 2014 http://www.craveonline.com/site/636667-gears-of-war-series-surpasses-22-million-units-sold

People who think Gears is a bigger franchise than Uncharted are simply misinformed.

That's four games Uncharted 1,2,3 and the uncharted collection remaster and all systems Sony uncharted was played on. He said uncharted franchise. It was 21 million April 2015 so he saying the remaster added another 7 million thats good number for the collection.

Gears 1.2, 3 hit 19 or 20 million. Unsure of what Gears judgement did it was not a liked game and i doubt it was bought in crazy numbers. Also not sure what the numbers are for the gears 1 remaster?

Naughty Dog is Sony best developer for games, their games should be on par with Gears games.

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#23 Posted by MISTER_Davis (286 posts) -

@zergforlife: I know, poor lems

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#24 Edited by Lilseb93 (378 posts) -

It was a fantastic game. It definitely lived up to the hype and deserves its big sales.

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#25 Posted by deactivated-5acbb9993d0bd (12449 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

Why of course Naughty Dogs are going to show everyone how story telling is being done, hopefully shitbungie learns from naughty gods on how stories are made

When will someone show Naughty Dog how to make games with good gameplay?

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#26 Posted by KEND0_KAP0NI (1231 posts) -

@loe12k said:
@NathanDrakeSwag said:

For comparison sake Gears was at 22 million as of 2014 http://www.craveonline.com/site/636667-gears-of-war-series-surpasses-22-million-units-sold

People who think Gears is a bigger franchise than Uncharted are simply misinformed.

That's four games Uncharted 1,2,3 and the uncharted collection remaster and all systems Sony uncharted was played on. He said uncharted franchise. It was 21 million April 2015 so he saying the remaster added another 7 million thats good number for the collection.

Gears 1.2, 3 hit 19 or 20 million. Unsure of what Gears judgement did it was not a liked game and i doubt it was bought in crazy numbers. Also not sure what the numbers are for the gears 1 remaster?

Naughty Dog is Sony best developer for games, their games should be on par with Gears games.

I remember Uncharted selling more than Gears before the Collection came out.

I dont know the numbers but just Uncharted 1,2,3 and Gears 1,2,3 Uncharted was higher than gears.

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#27 Edited by KEND0_KAP0NI (1231 posts) -

Ok

U1-

4.93m

U2-

6.70m

U3-

6.81m

1,2,3 =

18.44 million

Gears 1- 360 & PC

6.10m

Gears 2-

6.76m

Gears 3-

6.23m

Gears 1,2,3 =

19.09 million

So ok then yes, gears did sell slightly more.

BUT.............. THATS NOT WHERE THIS ENDS OR TELLS THE FULL STORY.

You see Gears had another game which sold 1.6, so now we are at 20.69 million.

Then Uncharted had a VITA GAME made by some crappy dev that sold 1.69, so no we are at 20.13 million

20.69 and 20.13

Then there was an Uncharted Collection which sold 4.10, making it a total of 24.23 million

Gear then had a Gears on Remaster on the X1 which sol 2.46. Now we are at 23.15 million

Now I got all these number from VGCharts so this means I wasted my time and everyone else because VG Chart are usually wrong. According to VG, UNCHARTED SOLD 24.23 MILLION, but supposedly Uncharted sold more than 28 million. So VG Charts is missing 4 million.

This whole post was pointless because these numbers are most likely off.

The only way to confirm is if M$ says how much Gears sold up before U4. AND if SONY said how much Uncharted sold up until U4.

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#28 Edited by Sollet (8075 posts) -
@MBirdy88 said:
@finalstar2007 said:

Why of course Naughty Dogs are going to show everyone how story telling is being done, hopefully shitbungie learns from naughty gods on how stories are made

When will someone show Naughty Dog how to make games with good gameplay?

Their games plays well?

Are you saying Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter are movie games?

Or is that your inner saltiness speaking?

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#29 Posted by Reduc_Ab_ (5987 posts) -

I can't wait until NYADC (or one of his alts) replies to this thread. Popcorn waiting.

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#30 Posted by StrongBlackVine (13262 posts) -

@reduc_ab_ said:

I can't wait until NYADC (or one of his alts) replies to this thread. Popcorn waiting.

There isn't much to spin. Uncharted surpass Gears in popularity with Uncharted 3. We just didn't didn't realize because Gears was a much bigger brand in the U.S. where most of the gaming media is located.

Any one that thinks Gears of War 4 will compete with Uncharted 4 in sales or scores is delusion. The Coalition looks like another 343i.

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#31 Posted by Shawty_Beatz (1269 posts) -

@quadknight said:

People who say Gears is a bigger franchise than Uncharted are totally delusional.

You just summed up the entire lem population.

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#32 Posted by UnrealGunner (1003 posts) -

Uncharted doesn't even sell well especially for all the hype that it gets. The sales look big but when you compare it to GTA, Skyrim, Fallout, Diablo 3, FIFA, COD etc it is nowhere near those games

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#33 Edited by emgesp (7612 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

Shawn Layden told Foxbusiness.

Overall the “Uncharted” franchise has sold more than 28 million copies, according to Layden.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/...chart-top.html

Well deserved, too- Sony and Naughty Dog have definitely handled this franchise well. I still think that Uncharted and Uncharted 2 were the only good games in the series (although remember, I have not played Uncharted 4 yet- waiting for my copy to come in hopefully tomorrow!), but my personal preferences aside, it is hard to deny that Uncharted has basically come to be synonymous with PlayStation at this point.

Yeah, no way will they retire this franchise anytime soon, even if ND isn't interested in the IP, another studio will definitely take over.

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#34 Edited by emgesp (7612 posts) -

@unrealgunner said:

Uncharted doesn't even sell well especially for all the hype that it gets. The sales look big but when you compare it to GTA, Skyrim, Fallout, Diablo 3, FIFA, COD etc it is nowhere near those games

Those other games you listed are multiplats. Uncharted sold very well for being an exclusive franchise.

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#35 Posted by lglz1337 (4957 posts) -

bb bbb bbbut gears of war

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#36 Posted by UnrealGunner (1003 posts) -

@emgesp said:
@unrealgunner said:

Uncharted doesn't even sell well especially for all the hype that it gets. The sales look big but when you compare it to GTA, Skyrim, Fallout, Diablo 3, FIFA, COD etc it is nowhere near those games

Those other games you listed are multiplats. Uncharted sold very well for being an exclusive franchise.

I disagree those games can outsell Uncharted on PS4 alone and Diablo 3 sold over 20m on PC alone maybe even 30m and go look at sales of other games Uncharted really didn't sell that well at all

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#37 Posted by remiks00 (3801 posts) -

I read that title completely wrong, I thought Uncharted 4 sold 28 million. I was like holy shit! lol

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#38 Posted by Epak_ (10431 posts) -

I don't get the UC3 hate, I liked it. UC1 is pretty underwhelming at this point.

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#39 Posted by trollhunter2 (2040 posts) -

@unrealgunner said:

Uncharted doesn't even sell well especially for all the hype that it gets. The sales look big but when you compare it to GTA, Skyrim, Fallout, Diablo 3, FIFA, COD etc it is nowhere near those games

yeah like 98% of other games in the market.

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#40 Edited by deactivated-5acbb9993d0bd (12449 posts) -

@Sollet said:
@MBirdy88 said:
@finalstar2007 said:

Why of course Naughty Dogs are going to show everyone how story telling is being done, hopefully shitbungie learns from naughty gods on how stories are made

When will someone show Naughty Dog how to make games with good gameplay?

Their games plays well?

Are you saying Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter are movie games?

Or is that your inner saltiness speaking?

You mean old naughty dog? not really relevant now is it? Old RARE use to be great too...

Now sony has ND on a leash making flashy shooters....

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#41 Posted by sovkhan (1162 posts) -

Damn it!!!! I've just started to believe that it was a niche franchise!!! All my hopes are gone now...

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#42 Posted by deactivated-583e460ca986b (7240 posts) -

@speedfreak48t5p said:

Congrats Sony.

@stereointegrity said:
@zergforlife said:

Well when your system has 1 game..

you play it

Or watch it.

Well Uncharted has been in the top 5 watched games on Twitch since launch. Those "content creators" sure are capitalizing on Naughty Dogs talents...

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#43 Edited by Litchie (22488 posts) -

That sucks. Hope this doesn't mean we'll see even more lame "cinematic" games putting presentation before gameplay. But that certainly seems to be what "gamers" want in this age. Sadly.

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#44 Posted by charizard1605 (82674 posts) -

@Litchie said:

That sucks. Hope this doesn't mean we'll see even more lame "cinematic" games putting presentation before gameplay. But that certainly seems to be what "gamers" want in this age. Sadly.

It sounds like you have not played either The Last of Us or Uncharted 4

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#45 Edited by deactivated-583e460ca986b (7240 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:
@Litchie said:

That sucks. Hope this doesn't mean we'll see even more lame "cinematic" games putting presentation before gameplay. But that certainly seems to be what "gamers" want in this age. Sadly.

It sounds like you have not played either The Last of Us or Uncharted 4

Presentation seems to be the focus in both of those titles. TLOU had some awful, immersion breaking ally and enemy A.I. and Uncharted is a "jack of all trades, master of none" in it's gameplay. The shooting is floaty, guessing where the reticle is going to be when you a.d.s. is anyones guess, the "platforming" is a one button press affair on autopilot, the puzzles are just OK, and the hand to hand combat is clunky and probably below average compared to Batman or AC. The story, graphics and overall presentation is second to none however. Uncharted 4 is the new standard in presentation, voice acting, graphics etc. All of the aspects that make UC4 a "game" are average at best.

If Uncharted 4 didn't look this good and tell the story so well as it does, I probably wouldn't finish it. But it does these things so well I can't put it down.

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#46 Posted by Litchie (22488 posts) -
@charizard1605 said:
@Litchie said:

That sucks. Hope this doesn't mean we'll see even more lame "cinematic" games putting presentation before gameplay. But that certainly seems to be what "gamers" want in this age. Sadly.

It sounds like you have not played either The Last of Us or Uncharted 4

You haven't played Uncharted 4 either. :P

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#47 Edited by Sollet (8075 posts) -
@MBirdy88 said:
@Sollet said:
@MBirdy88 said:
@finalstar2007 said:

Why of course Naughty Dogs are going to show everyone how story telling is being done, hopefully shitbungie learns from naughty gods on how stories are made

When will someone show Naughty Dog how to make games with good gameplay?

Their games plays well?

Are you saying Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter are movie games?

Or is that your inner saltiness speaking?

You mean old naughty dog? not really relevant now is it? Old RARE use to be great too...

Now sony has ND on a leash making flashy shooters....

So it was your inner saltiness speaking.

The difference is that ND has just gotten better with time while RARE - which you use as an example is a shell of its former self.

Nice try though.

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#48 Posted by charizard1605 (82674 posts) -

@Litchie said:
@charizard1605 said:
@Litchie said:

That sucks. Hope this doesn't mean we'll see even more lame "cinematic" games putting presentation before gameplay. But that certainly seems to be what "gamers" want in this age. Sadly.

It sounds like you have not played either The Last of Us or Uncharted 4

You haven't played Uncharted 4 either. :P

Playing it right now. Chapter 8!

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#49 Posted by charizard1605 (82674 posts) -

@GoldenElementXL said:
@charizard1605 said:
@Litchie said:

That sucks. Hope this doesn't mean we'll see even more lame "cinematic" games putting presentation before gameplay. But that certainly seems to be what "gamers" want in this age. Sadly.

It sounds like you have not played either The Last of Us or Uncharted 4

Presentation seems to be the focus in both of those titles. TLOU had some awful, immersion breaking ally and enemy A.I. and Uncharted is a "jack of all trades, master of none" in it's gameplay. The shooting is floaty, guessing where the reticle is going to be when you a.d.s. is anyones guess, the "platforming" is a one button press affair on autopilot, the puzzles are just OK, and the hand to hand combat is clunky and probably below average compared to Batman or AC. The story, graphics and overall presentation is second to none however. Uncharted 4 is the new standard in presentation, voice acting, graphics etc. All of the aspects that make UC4 a "game" are average at best.

If Uncharted 4 didn't look this good and tell the story so well as it does, I probably wouldn't finish it. But it does these things so well I can't put it down.

I'm only eight chapters in, so I may even agree with you by the end. As of right now, though, I don't.

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#50 Posted by Howmakewood (5480 posts) -

@GoldenElementXL said:
@speedfreak48t5p said:

Congrats Sony.

@stereointegrity said:
@zergforlife said:

Well when your system has 1 game..

you play it

Or watch it.

Well Uncharted has been in the top 5 watched games on Twitch since launch. Those "content creators" sure are capitalizing on Naughty Dogs talents...

Pretty small fish, it will vanish in few weeks, I guess the difference between Dark souls 3 and Uncharted 4 is that more people end up just watching UC4 instead of buying it like in the case of DS3