Submitted by Prcko 750d ago | rumor

The Last of Us - Opening Week Sales Estimates

First week sales for the biggest title of 2013 to date, The Last of Us (PS3), are in. The game sold around 1.3 million units worldwide making it the biggest launch of 2013. This is nearly 200,000 units above BioShock Infinite which sold 1.16 million units in its opening week across the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. (PS3, The Last Of Us)

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JarqueMcLark  +   750d ago
Deserves every single one of those sales.
Mario18  +   750d ago
1.3 million worldwide on one platform... Awesome!

This would probably be a bit higher due to places being sold out of them.

I wonder what Naughty Dog feels about this
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Testfire  +   750d ago
If it's true, congrats ND. Not even a full week either. I haven't bought my copy yet so that number will go up +1.
AsimLeonheart  +   750d ago
I agree. I am glad that the game got the sales it deserved.
Where are the haters who claimed it will not sell? When the game was revealed, they were doubting the graphics. When the graphics were confirmed, they were doubting the gameplay. When the gameplay was confirmed, they were doubting the reviews. When the reviews were perfect, they were doubting the sales. Now the sales are blockbuster; I wonder if they can still find something to criticize. Maybe they will just start calling the game "over-rated". Actually, I have already seen one or two comments under the polygon and quarter to three reviews that believe that they are the only ones seeing the game for what it actually is.
Dee_91  +   750d ago
wow congrats ND
i just beat it sunday.They really deserve all the praise they get.
Riderz1337  +   750d ago
Yup it probably would. I went to like 5 stores and they were sold out so I bought it digitally. I wanted to play the game as early as possible so I didn't see any spoilers online.
shadow2797  +   750d ago
I don't want to be "that guy", but this is vgchartz, so take it with a grain of salt. It may have sold worse, or it may have sold better.

But Naughty Dog deserves the sales. I'm hoping the game becomes their best seller yet. I'm picking mine up this weekend when I'm done with a work project!
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Knushwood Butt  +   750d ago
Game isn't out in some regions too, like in Japan it comes out this Thursday.

Seems to have quite high pre-orders here too for a western new IP. I'm guessing over 50K first week.
wastedcells  +   750d ago
It will keep selling too, word of mouth from actual gamers is going to be huge for this game. My buddy can't even find this game in Canada. Completely sold out online and in store.
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zeee  +   750d ago
Opening week sales? It's 17th today and the game was launched on 14th. I know the context of "week" here but the reality is that the number is only going to go up. By next weekend, this number will increase even more. And like someone said above, this will continue to sell on word of mouth.
Shadowolf  +   750d ago
1.3 million on one platform in a weekend is insane and well deserved as the game is a triumph.
badz149  +   749d ago
this is retail only, right?
it has a tempting PSN offer too, remember? pre-order on PSN for day 1 download and 2 free DLC packs. and the game can be played while downloading too!

I almost gave in to that offer as I can get it cheaper that way too at where I live but I still want to have the disc no matter what and I'm getting the disc today! a little late considering I pre-ordered but hey...the greatness aren't gonna just disappear, right?
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RedDevils  +   749d ago
Damn, I haven't yet play the game since my order haven't arrive hopefully it come latter :(
Divine  +   749d ago
love nd
showtimefolks  +   750d ago
It is so nice to see it as a top selling product on almost every ate, it deserves more and I hope it gets to at the very least 5 plus million

Also to haters who say ps3 exclusives don't sell yeh open your damn eyes
Testfire  +   750d ago
I believe it's been debunked years ago that PS3 games dont sell. Maybe not Halo numbers but I know GT5 is up there, 8 million+ last I saw.
Prophet-Gamer  +   750d ago
@Testfire, GT5 is actually on it's way to 11 million units lifetime http://www.polyphony.co.jp/...

That's better than every Halo game except Halo 3 (which was the peak of that series at around 12 million)
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Testfire  +   750d ago
@prophet, wow! That's some serious sales!
LoaMcLoa  +   750d ago
Darn right!

This is the best game I've played in years.

And what Mario18 said is true, I've heard many complaints that the game haven't been avaible in many stores (Probably due to the sudden high demand of it)
Y_5150  +   750d ago
@Mario18 Lol I had that moment back in the day with Mario Party 3.
liorishot  +   750d ago
gimme gran turismo 6 and my collection is done
Godchild1020  +   750d ago
Does even include digital sales.
dboyc310  +   750d ago
Amazing since it's a new IP. Hopefully this motivates others to branch out of Same o' franchises. Give us a raviting story and we'll eat it up.
ajax17  +   750d ago
So smart of them to sell it in June. Such a dry month for games.
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wastedcells  +   750d ago
And the months to come. This game will keep selling thu summer.
gamedebater  +   749d ago
Proving single platform games are higher quality and more profitable.

Too much management and time is needed to dish it out on multiple platforms.
ShugaCane  +   750d ago
Congratulation Naughty Gods. That's more than deserved.
Godchild1020  +   750d ago
They deserve more sales than that.
Prcko  +   750d ago
OMFG,this is really epic!!!
Gz Naughty DOG!!!!
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eagle21  +   750d ago
Lovable  +   750d ago
"But But PS3 fans don't buy exclusives"...Oh how I miss that excuse...
rdgneoz3  +   750d ago
There are too many to choose from, so we tend to get the good ones :P
Y_5150  +   750d ago
Even though out of my PS3 library around %90 are exclusives. :P
trunkswd  +   750d ago
Great first week sales!
Minato-Namikaze  +   750d ago
3 days acutually. But does this include Day 1 digital sales?
Testfire  +   750d ago
No, digital sales aren't tracked.
BlaqMagiq24  +   749d ago

Imagine how big the number would be if it was.
Sizzon  +   750d ago
Nice, congrats to naughty dog.

I'm 7 hours in, the game is amazing!
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Crystallis  +   750d ago
Same, I was playing it on Saturday and time flew by. I was like it 9pm already. You know a game is good when you lose track of time.
Minato-Namikaze  +   750d ago
Can't even remember sunday cause i playing so much. Only time i stopped was to get a snack or a bathroom break. Both seemed painfully long cause i just wanted to keep playing, lol.
ceballos77mx  +   750d ago
I started around 9pm and by the time I saw the clock it was 3:45 am and didn't want to quit, haven't enjoyed a game like this for a long time.
I usually finish them and put them away not this one, starting ng+ and still the prologue got me.
Zichu  +   750d ago
Game is amazing. It does have a couple of issues, but the game is fun and very intense.

It's the only game I am thinking of and can't wait to get back into it when I have turned it off lol.
Lord_Frieza  +   750d ago
i'm thinking of keeping a Joel style beard
Black-Helghast  +   750d ago
Yeah Frieza... I don't think You'd look very nice... with a bear... at all...
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xtremexx  +   750d ago
damn straight.
BabyTownFrolics  +   750d ago
great game so far
wenaldy  +   750d ago
Does this including digital sales?

Im still downloading btw T_T
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Prcko  +   750d ago
no digital are not included
wenaldy  +   750d ago
Wow, impressive..
danny818  +   750d ago
Game is great! Very challenging and really put you to think on what u should use in combat due to scarcity. Put the naughy dog sticker on my desk ;)
TheDarpaChief  +   750d ago
Put it on my mgs hd collection case for the $box. Best of both worlds lol
vikingland1  +   749d ago
I have 17 hrs in the game and I'm 68% done I am taking my time and exploring every nook and crany. I pre orderd it and it came with the downloadable music sound track but I can't figure where it is. Do I have to have music unlimited to play it? Or do I have to beat the game to access it does any one know. I love the music in the game.
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dohdeaux  +   749d ago
^ viking
you have to download it with your code, then install it with disc in, then it should be in your music section of the xmb.
danny818  +   749d ago
The music is pretty awsome! The game is long and hard. *thats not what she said u pervs*... I didnt get the survival edition but where can i get the cd seperately?
Rip-Ridah  +   749d ago
The music will appear as a downloaded game along with the digital guide.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   750d ago
I thought PS3 Exclusives don't sell??? Haters won't like this LMFAO!!!!!! This game deserves it best game of 2013 by far!!!!!!
Lovable  +   750d ago
This game is absolutely perfect in my opinion and trust me I'm critical when it comes to Western games(I'm a JRPG lover). The intro of the game is by far the best one I've seen in the video game. Fifteen minutes in and the game already made me cry. I mean wtf? Even my favorite game of all time Persona 4 only manage it at the end.
Chaos_Raiden  +   750d ago
I am happy for Naughty Dog. I am having a blast playing The Last of Us within these few days.
Drakesfortune  +   750d ago
awesome shit!!! naughty dog games are just sick!
jp_footy2  +   750d ago
This game spelled "the last of us" dollars in my wallet.
fsfsxii  +   750d ago
Very happy to hear that the game is doing great in sales.
poopsack  +   750d ago
This is without counting the dumb people like me that bought the game digitally. All 27 gigs of it...
Kiddcarter  +   750d ago
lol why was downloading it dumb? I downloaded the game too
MidnytRain  +   750d ago
27 gigs wtf...
Dlacy13g  +   750d ago
Well deserved sales for a well done game. Very much enjoying ND doing what they do best...giving me a well crafted story that keeps me interested.
Kiddcarter  +   750d ago
Well deserved if these numbers are correct, great game by a great studio and I cant wait to see what ND gives us next
nerdkiller  +   750d ago
It's been sold out I still can't get a hold on it. Hope todays the day
sly-Famous  +   750d ago
My all time greats that I have played this gen would be as follows. Beyond: 2 souls pending.

2. U2
3. MGS4
4. GOW3
5. U3
6. RDR
7. LBP1, 2
8. Bioshock inf
9. KZ3
10. AC Brotherhood

Please, before I get ridiculed, it is personal preference.
Lovable  +   750d ago
The lack of Souls games in your list is a little bit disturbing lol
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Lovable  +   749d ago
Lmao. You're suppose to die on that guy. Take time and learn the game, and you'll fall in love with it like many did.

I hated the game at first as well haha
ceballos77mx  +   750d ago
Its very close to mine but the one game that's like crack cocaine to me is civ: revolution, I love wrecking havok on those little guys world.
Y_5150  +   750d ago
Pretty good list, very similar to my list except I'll have inFAMOUS somewhere in there. :)
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ceballos77mx  +   750d ago
Got the survival edition and the whole package is amazing, I'm loving the hardcover art design book and the comic of Ellies story and to think I got it for the steelbook case, but the quality of the whole package is top notch.
Black-Helghast  +   750d ago
I hate you. :( I wanted it soo bad but I tried pre-ordering it around may and it was too late.. and it's so over priced on ebay so i'll just wait for the price to go down and buy it.
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rmw2hot  +   750d ago
Very proud 2 own this game. TLOU and MGS4 is two of the best games I played this gen.
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isa_scout  +   750d ago
ND deserves all the praise. I just beat the game, and it was amazing. Already 2 hours into my Survivor playthrough. Damn, it's hard not having listen mode available....Congrats Naughty Gods and heres to hoping for a few million more sales.(lifts can of soda like its champaigne)
mafiahajeri  +   750d ago
bought two copies :D Now go and make an amazing uncharted 4 for the PS4 ND!
Silly gameAr  +   750d ago
The game is pretty damn addictive. As soon as I stop playing and turn the PS3 off, I just want to turn it back on and see what happens next in the game. Well deserved.
Puppy_Farts  +   750d ago
I've only played through the introduction, but my boyfriend and I were FLOORED by the graphics, VA, story direction (You'll know what I'm talking about in the intro). Can't wait to get going on this game, I know it's going to be amazing! Congrats on the sales!!! :)
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