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Sony confirms 'The Last of Us' sales pass 3.4 million, "fastest-selling PS3 title of 2013"

Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed today that the global sales of PS3 exclusive ‘The Last of Us’ has exceeded 3.4 million units as of July 3rd. This sales figure was achieved in less than 3 weeks since the global launch on June 14, 2013.

The PS3 exclusive was released to almost perfect scores across the board and, “surpassed all sales expectations to become the fastest-selling PS3 title of 2013,” according to Sony’s press-release sent out this morning (Tuesday) (Naughty Dog, PS3, The Last Of Us)

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CaptainSheep  +   945d ago | Well said
This makes me so happy. :'D
Congratulations, Naughty Dog!
LOL_WUT  +   945d ago | Well said
This game is a masterpiece and i'm glad it's paying off congrats to ND ;)
RyuCloudStrife  +   945d ago
Very awesome news this game deserves the sales I'm sure it will keep selling maybe past 5 mil
Dee_91  +   945d ago
wow not even out a full month
I just started playing on hard+ a few days ago,my 3rd playthrough to waste time til my 2 friends finish theres so we can do mutiplayer together.
Skips  +   945d ago

Who says new IP's don't sell this late in the cycle??? XD

Goes to show the dedication that Sony has for their CURRENT CONSOLE... By not stripping away awesome games just to try and fluff up their next gen launch lineup...

Looking forward to what Naughty Dog has in store for PS4!

EDIT: Let's hope Beyond Two Souls, another new IP sees similar success.
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FATAL1TY  +   945d ago
Naughty Gods
jc48573  +   945d ago

that would be EA.
Rumor  +   944d ago
And they're still missing my purchase I'm sure I'm not alone.... Just, the funds won't allow me to get it yet. It's still one of my most anticipated games to play this year and all these perfect scores are really torturing me x-)
NewMonday  +   944d ago
3.5m x $48 = $168 million

not bad
TheUndertaker85  +   944d ago
@Rumor: Same for me. I could rent it out of Redbox but don't want to miss out on the multiplayer. Just waiting to get the cash to grab it at retail. Everyone I've talked to has raved about it.
Anon1974  +   944d ago
Finally broke down and decided I'd make the time to play this game even though I have a fairly busy schedule. At least, that was the plan. Quickly discovered that it's still selling out all across my area and haven't got my hands on a copy yet. Hopefully it'll be back in stock tomorrow though, if I'm quick enough to grab a copy. :)
SolidStoner  +   944d ago
the best part is that I still dont have it.. (jk) Im working, and dont have time..

but I will get it next week.. so count me in :))

+1 to that long list! :D lol
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zeee  +   944d ago
It's safe to say that this game's lifetime sales will hit at least 5 million. To be honest, it deserves even MORE! Such a wonderful start to a brand new IP!
Mainsqueeze  +   944d ago
Game deserves more sales lol Naughty Dog are the masters.
nix  +   944d ago
this is what the industry should be doing... making great games instead of trying to collect money via DRM and other means. if you make great games people will certainly buy it.

congrats ND.
MikeMyers  +   944d ago
This is good news. We want new ip's to do well. What we don't want are quality developers like Naughty Dog who get stuck or forced into creating the same franchise because they are a hit like Uncharted.

So that argument that they should only release new ip's on new hardware is a myth. Dishonored is another game that was good and did well.
SilentNegotiator  +   944d ago
Impossible! X4Lyfe informed me that ps3 gamers don't buy games!

QuickdrawMcgraw  +   944d ago
Yes Mike I am sure you think this is good news....I know there are more exclusives coming for the PS3,but I seem to have missed the 360 exclusive games that are coming.Could someone fill me in please.Or point me to a site.
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MikeMyers  +   944d ago
"Yes Mike I am sure you think this is good news...."

It is, didn't I just say that? Naughty Dog is one of the best developers out there and new ip's are always welcomed. You see, unlike a lot of people around here I can say positive things about games on various platforms because it's the games that matter most.

"I know there are more exclusives coming for the PS3,but I seem to have missed the 360 exclusive games that are coming.Could someone fill me in please.Or point me to a site."

Apparently you can't. I must have missed where this topic was yet another console war fanboy fest.
IMightBeRetarded  +   945d ago
Looks like Yu and I finally agree on something.
Hicken  +   945d ago
I see what Yu did there.
aaron5829  +   944d ago
You mean Yu as in Mi ?
Lovable  +   945d ago
On my third playthrough right now on Survivor +. It's still as good as when I first played it.
Toon_Link  +   944d ago
That's awesome to hear... I'm about 50% through my first play through on Survivor difficulty and I'm loving every minute of it. Usually I don't replay a game right away but this time I just had to.

I hope everyone is having as much fun playing this game as I did. And grats to ND for making and amazing game.
ArchangelMike  +   944d ago
I'm on my third play through as well, survivor+ and the game still shines. Well done ND, much deserved praise.
ps3_pwns  +   945d ago
yep and guess what when ps4 comes out they will only get more and more awesome. more power, more awesomeness, more everything.
dboyc310  +   945d ago
Wow that's amazing. Every developer should take a look. Insomniac, Ninja Theory etc. Only because you go multiplatform doesn't mean more sales. Make a good compelling game and people will flock to it and praise the hell out of it. Good word of mouth is what got this game to where it's at. It has now stapled Naughty Dog as one of the best developers in the industry. Crazy that it sold more than Bioshock infinite even though that was multiplatform. Happy for NAUGHTY DOG and Sony.
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FelicityOldGamer  +   944d ago
Amazing huh ? ND is the shit! :)
omni_atlas  +   944d ago
Awesome game, just finished it a few days ago.

I'm trying to get into multiplayer but I can't update with the patch, I always get an error/ time-out.

It tries downloading from the EU servers (region 4 game).

Anyone have any issues?
Knushwood Butt  +   944d ago
I'm really into the multiplayer, especially the 4 on 4 survival game where there are no respawns.
kparks  +   944d ago
Actually yes the patch thing happend to me idk what happened it was right when i got the game i would try to dload the patch and my system would shut off i ended up dloading it on my main account then signing onto my sub account and thats the one i play on!
GribbleGrunger  +   944d ago
I can't believe it surpassed my prediction of 3 million in a month. Well done ND
dedicatedtogamers  +   944d ago
And THIS is how you support a videogame platform. Meanwhile, on the Wii and the 360, crickets are chirping. Next up, Gran Turismo 6.
Godchild1020  +   944d ago
I hope the next game that sells well is Beyond Two Souls. I enjoyed my time with Heavy Rain and I expect good times with Beyond Two Souls.
Shuyin  +   944d ago
I wonder if it will outsell MGS4...really curious about that.
ZoyosJD  +   944d ago
Uncharted 3 sold about on par with MGS4 at closing in on 6 mil lifetime sales. This game sold more than half that in 3 weeks.

I predicted 7-9 mil a while back and it is definitely on track for those numbers.
Riderz1337  +   945d ago
Wow what a beast. Well deserved, this game is incredible. Have beaten it 3 times now.
badboy776  +   945d ago
I wonder How well Beyond: Two Souls Will sell??
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sly-Famous  +   945d ago
Time will tell.
LAWSON72  +   945d ago
Not to well I think some of us are still wondering what the hell it is.
Picnic  +   944d ago
Like shit in a shitstorm. No, actually it'll sell decently. Artsy games like it do on PS.
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Inception  +   944d ago
I've beaten three time too (normal, hard, survivor). Gonna replay it on survivor+ for the trophies and normal+ for searching firefly pendant, fully upgrade skill & weapons, and shiv locked doors ^^
forcefullpower  +   944d ago
Good luck. Been playing on hard but had to drop to normal. There some hard places. I don't usually flinch on hard but the bloater in the mill caused me some problems.
aaron5829  +   944d ago
Just started Survivor last night...

I'm more worried about getting out of the sewers...
kneon  +   944d ago
I've finished 5 times now including twice on survivor and once on survivor+, it's not as hard as it may seem if you take your time and only use guns when absolutely necessary. For the bloaters fire is your friend, but also the hunting rifle at full armor piercing and power can be pretty effective.

Survivor really is the best way to enjoy this game, you're often running around with little more than a bottle and 2 bullets so you really need to plan how to approach each encounter. The best approach is sometimes to just avoid the encounter entirely.
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aaron5829  +   944d ago

Yea... but i died quite a lot during my "test run" on survivor mode on the "Sewers"

Starting from ...

SPOILER ALERT seperated from Ellie, hallways full of runners and some clickers up to reunited with everyone all the way to the locker rooms...

The locker room was a nightmare !!
TheEvilWithin  +   944d ago
I just need to get my last online trophy and I have the game to 100%!!! Its such an awesome game and multiplayer is really fun.
Inception  +   944d ago
Thx :) Yeah bloaters really a pain in the @$$. Flamethrower is the best choice when dealling with this creature. But i've always prepare my molotov because it can took down runner / clickers who came with it.

I died a lot in the sewer on survivor. Those runners really got my nerve. When i want to stealth kill one of them, than the others spotted me :(

Lol, i remembered when i just had one bottle, zero brick, a couple of bullets of handgun, and zero health kit on the way on the capital building when -----SPOILERS----- Tess got biten by runners. Damn man, that was intense!

I agree though that Survivor is the best way to enjoy TloU.
kneon  +   944d ago

Some minor SPOILAGE below.

I was expecting the locker room to be a nightmare but I had a plan and it worked out really well.

For it to work you really need at least 2 Molotovs. There should be one in the room already if I recall and I rarely ever crafted health kits on survivor so that I could make Molotovs.

The key is to not wait in the locker room, go out into the hall and you will see that most of the infected jump down off a platform down to your level. Once the first one drops down hit him with a Molotov, as the others drop down they will catch fire as well. Some will get by so a second Molotov will take out most of them.

But don't stray too far from the locker room as some will likely come at you from the right. You just need to hold them off long enough for Ellie to open the door, then run for it.

Often these kinds of encounters can be made easier if you follow the advice of Jack Sparrow:

"I have only embraced that oldest and noblest of pirate traditions. We must fight, To run away." :)
Benjammin25  +   944d ago
4th time for me. Hard, Survivor, Survivor+ and then normal to just take my time and collect all the artefacts. :) just two multiplayer trophies remaining till I platinum this baby. That's what I love about trophies. Everyone thinks their there just so people can show off how many they have. But to me, it lets me show my friends what games i love the most, and it lets me show Naughty Dog how much their game means to me, that I'd put in the effort to platinum it.
g5bay  +   945d ago
Amazing game
r21  +   945d ago
Well deserved. Good SP, good MP, good story, great graphics and just overall a great package. Cheers for ND!
Benjammin25  +   944d ago
'Amazing SP.' Fixed it for you.
r21  +   944d ago
No doubt dude, no doubt.
Koyes  +   945d ago
Well done ND
Chaos_Raiden  +   945d ago
Congratulations to Naughty Dog for developing a great game.
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sly-Famous  +   945d ago
For a new IP that is brilliant, congrats Sony and ND.
WeskerChildReborned  +   945d ago
Congrats, i'm still having fun with the story, trying to platinum it but it's gonna take a bit of playthroughs but i am not complaining.
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TongkatAli  +   945d ago
I barely have time to play games cause of work : ( but my days off are coming soon : D
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kaozgamer  +   945d ago
Congratulations Naughty Dog! I just finished the game like 3 hours ago, it was amazing! Although I'm not quite sure how I feel about the ending...Hopefully there will be a sequel with Joel and Ellie
DialgaMarine  +   944d ago
Not trying to spoil the ending for anyone, but the trick to understanding it is to put yourself in Joel's shoes, and think about what choice you would have made in that situation. Most people might automatically jump to one conclusion, but when you really think about it from a moral and personal standpoint, it becomes extremely hard to decide what you would've done yourself. That's why the ending is so brilliant and, honestly, I don't think the game really needs a sequel. The ending was great enough, and I just want ND to devote their full efforts to a new IP on PS4, just to see what they can do with that new hardware. Amazing game, and all the praise is well deserved.
TongkatAli  +   945d ago
Good for Naughty Dog and Sony. Let's all say a few f words to celebrate.
level 360  +   945d ago
Epic game.

Epic sales.

NaughtyDog and PS3 console = Legendary status.
ps3_pwns  +   945d ago
This game is really a must own for anyone out there with a ps3 or even if you don't have a ps3 you need to buy one and this game and play the last of us and also get the walking dead tv series on blueray to watch after you beat this game. its kind of a technique I used to detox from the awesomeness I experienced in the last of us lol. the game was so good I didn't want to play any other games lol.
wenaldy  +   945d ago
Very well deserved, grats to ND.
plaZeHD  +   945d ago
That's amazing. Well deserved.
SpitFireAce85  +   945d ago
This game deserves the sales great job ND on making a great game.
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thawind  +   945d ago
Go!!! ND well deserved game.
jc48573  +   945d ago
let's see how well Beyond Two Souls does.
first1NFANTRY  +   945d ago
bu bu but Sony exclusives don't sell lol. never understood that retarded fanboy argument to begin with. for a new IP this is an incredible achievement. Even well established IP's fail to sell over 500,000 copies.

OT: it is a great game and deserves every bit of sale and recognition. i'm looking forward to playing survival mode
Inception  +   945d ago
Holy nely! 3,4 M people who died when encounter clickers and said 'That damn clickers!!!' XD

But congrats to ND & Sony. I knew this game will worth the wait & money when i purchased it on day 1 b^^d
mydyingparadiselost  +   944d ago
I'm honestly suprised it's not more, sounds like their at least making a profit unlike a certain dev that shall not be named called Square Enix
Inception  +   944d ago
You suprised it's not more? Dude, 3.4 M in two / three weeks are great, consider this is a new IP and not CoD.
mydyingparadiselost  +   944d ago
I'm surprised because its gotten such rave reviews and exposure, figured that would have pushed it more towards 4 or 5 million.
Lovable  +   944d ago
but you just named it? the hell is happening here?
mydyingparadiselost  +   944d ago
It was a joke.
kneon  +   944d ago
Well it's often been sold out so they could have sold more had they had enough supply.
sashimi  +   944d ago
Naughty Dog and Sony are so Boss!
Gamesgbkiller  +   944d ago
Congrats ND :)

Now its hard not to do a sequel.
90Supra  +   944d ago
Definitely well deserved...

The game is a masterpiece...
first1NFANTRY  +   944d ago
Great news, makes me wanna jump into some multiplayer tonight. ah hell why not? i'll celebrate with a few hours online shiving the scums.
sashimi  +   944d ago
i'm addicted to throw a smoke and just run in to stab or stalk someone and give em a surprise lol, or wait around a corner and just give em a hug from behind lol
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Karpetburnz  +   944d ago
Naughty dog is one of the few developers that can make a new ip and sell very well this late in the generation. Good Job ND.
g-nome  +   944d ago
Halfway through , glued to the screen , just some slightly disappointing low res textures here and there , probably due to low memory. Next gen sequel will be to die for.
fsfsxii  +   944d ago
Take notes, Crapcom.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   944d ago
Crapcom aint taking any notes trust me.
They recently said they're after the "COD crowd" AGAIN with another one of their franchises (Dead Rising)
clearly learned nothing with RE6.
fsfsxii  +   944d ago
Which saddens me, they used to make top notch games in the previous generation
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   944d ago
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HappyWithOneBubble  +   944d ago
That's what I call making big money. Way to go ND. Can't wait to see what ya'll bring to PS4. I know it'll be great and I hope I live to see it.
CaEsAr-  +   944d ago
Meanwhile at Vgchartz: 1.71m..
badz149  +   944d ago
true. it's nothing new though for them to lower anything PS3 related!
brew  +   944d ago
vgchartz = sales though June 22 - (so 8 days)
vgchartz = estimated sold to consumers - (Sony uses sold to retailers)
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dragon82  +   944d ago
I feel like we go through this every time a big game releases.Let's say Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo sell 200 units to Gamestop and they only sell 150 of those at launch. That still counts as 200 units sold for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. They have no way of knowing how many copies each retailer across the globe is actually selling to customers. There could be 10,000 of them sitting in a Walmart warehouse in Idaho for all they know. Once the big three ship their games to a retailer it is then considered a sale. It is then up to the retailer to sell them to recoup their money for those units.
T2  +   944d ago
@dragon - I know right ? Im so sick of uneducated ppl saying "shipped is not sold" ... If you think Sony cares if walmart decide to stockpile their goods you dont know sht about business ...also why would a retailer stock goods they cant sell and why would they keep ordering ?? Short answer ,obviously, they wouldnt
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