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June NPD: ‘The Last of Us’ sales numbers revealed

On July 18, sales data for The Last of Us was released and the development team at Naughty Dog should be proud of their historic achievement. (PS3, The Last Of Us)

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gaffyh  +   276d ago
If anyone with a PS3 hasn't bought this game, buy it now, it is an amazing game (no exaggeration), easily one of the top 5 this generation, and perhaps even across generations. They'll be winning a lot of GOTY awards for it, no doubt.
AznGaara  +   276d ago
It's definitely the kind of game everyone should play. Whether or not they ultimately like it doesn't matter cause its an EXPERIENCE every gamer should go through. But I personally loved it. My GOTY.
CarlosX360  +   276d ago
Renting it from Redbox after the weekend winds down.
lento  +   276d ago
YUp just got it finally.. Was sold out everywhere here in winnipeg. It did kill my original 60 gig though :( so same night went and bought a new slim.. Did surgery to get the last of us disk out.. And continued playing.
DA_SHREDDER  +   276d ago
i beat it already, why do i need to buy it?
justastranger10  +   276d ago
Doesn't seem that impressive to me. Halo 3 sold 6 million copies in 24 hours.
showtimefolks  +   276d ago
if anyone is on the fence please do yourself a favor and buy this game, you won't regret it
andibandit  +   276d ago
@AznGaara
"It's definitely the kind of game everyone should play. Whether or not they ultimately like it doesn't matter cause its an EXPERIENCE every gamer should go through"

Didn't know we had Rite's of passage for gamers now...
Gamer1982  +   276d ago
@justastranger10 that was worldwide for a shooter game on xbox not only a shooter an established franchise. This is not only a new franchise these are US number NOT worldwide. Read carefully NPD! We still don't know worldwide numbers of TLOU yet but even so it's impressive as hell as I bet Halo 1 never sold that many copies in its first month or any new exclusive IP on Xbox.

I heard already this game has supposedly outsold Bioshock infinite worldwide.. Just take that into consideration. a new IP on a single console vs an established IP on multiple consoles. Thats not including the time Bioshocks had on TLOU.

VGchartz confirms this but we know there numbers are off but people in the gaming industry like IGN have already reported it.
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Ares84HU  +   275d ago
I don't agree.

I finished the story once and that was enough of it. I don't wan't to go back and play it a second time. It was good while it lasted, untill I found out how it ends but there is no reason to play it again for me. I tried the mp which is complete crap. In my opinion that is the worst game ND made this gen. All 3 Uncharted games are a 100x better than this.

Obviously most people will disagree but I just don't see what others do in this game. I just don't find it fun to hide all the time and sneak around. Especially while I hear a 13 year old curse every 2 seconds even if it's out of place.
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ThanatosDMC  +   275d ago
Wow, what a stupid article. They didnt actually learn anything. Just what someone else wrote on some forum or whatever.
darren_poolies  +   275d ago
@Ares84HU

I think you need to put that crack pipe down.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   275d ago
I won't pretend anyone NEEDS to buy anything, it's up to each one, but I can say that this game was the most I felt like 60 dollars well spend since MGS4, and that's for the single player alone! Sure, as most story driven games, if you beat it once it may not hold you for any longer, but personally I already played through it 3 times, love the gameplay.

When I got to the multiplayer... Well, let me start it differently. I was personally very skeptical of the multiplayer before playing and when I first started, from my experience slow pace works the best with tactical shooters, so I though the damage parameters were wrong (I still think a headshot with powerful weapon should never simply incapacitate your enemy), it sounded like it had too many gimmicks (perks to even see through walls, 1 time boosts, listen mode, crafting, etc) and I was afraid it turned into COD-esque, also wasn'r so sure about that shaky aim...

Boy, was I wrong? The multiplayer is blast with friends! Those perks and stuff simply work with the game, the damage is actually pretty high, it simply don't kill in one hit (but get enemies down pretty fast), in fact the aim shake and man down system are a good way to balance it, otherwise it would be so fast many would simply ignore teamwork. Also, if you are into teamwork-based multiplayer, look no further, this is it, the fact that you'll many times need help to finnish off an enemy before it crawl to a friend and get revived (or you yourself may need that aid) push people to play together, as well as those perks like hawk-eyed, strategist, first aid trainning, reviver and crafter are all great for people that like to strategize with the team.

I kind of whish it had lobbies through, I don't like the matchmaking (pairing players lvl 60+ with other who are just starting is not a good thing, also sometimes it takes a long time to start a match after it found 8 players, or found 8 players and randomly disconnect everyone to start searching again), but quite frankly, that's something happening with multiplayer for many (almost all?) games out there, so I wouldn't take any thing away from it, it's not enough to detract from how fun this game is.

But, be advised, don't go in there alone! The best way to enjoy TLOU is with at least one friend you can communicate with so you can cover each other. More often than not if you go alone you may be paired with clueless people that keep straying from the group and getting killed enough to hurt your respawn tickets just to disconnect before it ends, also leaving your team almost always outnumbered (and remember, player count is faily low, every gun makes a difference there). This can be very frustrating if it repeats constantly.
P_Bomb  +   275d ago
NPD is US only, justastranger10. Sony stated it did 3.5 million worldwide and that was a week or two ago http://www.destructoid.com/... . Pretty impressive for a new IP at the end of a gen that's not a military sci-fi FPS with millions of Doritos/Mountain Dew in marketing behind it. It's already lapped both "Gears/God of War" titles this year.
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s8anicslayer  +   275d ago
@carlos

So you'll renting a demo from Redbox?
Gigaguy777  +   275d ago
@S8anic
No, he'll be renting the single-playing portion of the game via redbox, which is the only decent portion of the game.
Ares84HU  +   274d ago
@darren_pooles

Yeah, I must be on crack because I don't like TLoU. What a stupid analogy.
badz149  +   276d ago
I am still on my 1st plathrough and the experience so far is amazing! it's a shame that I don't have time to sit and play games for long period now but I spent every minute of it now playing TLoU! and the thing is...things that have happened during my playthrough keep popping up in my head!

the emotion is strong with this one!
FlunkinMonkey  +   276d ago
@justastranger10

nearly as many as the amount of 2nd accounts spawned by Xbox trolls in the last month.. Staggering
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kayoss  +   275d ago
@justastranger
Its funny how a lot xbox fans come in here and bash the the game, comparing it to an established franchise and already had a big fan base. The sad part is that they want to play the TLOU, but they dont want to buy a PS3. I guess once you're an xbox follower you are a follower for life.
joecanada  +   275d ago
more like cult follower... have they ever heard of buying more than one system? its pretty sad
Gigaguy777  +   275d ago
The sad part is believing an entire fanbase is stupid over a VERY small part of the community. All this is is the massive PS3/4 fanboy community that roams n4g responding to the minimal Xbox fanboy community that wanders here occasionally. Think about it. Makes more sense than millions of people being all complete idiots but only 5% being online. Also, TLOU isn't all that great, I tried it and the bad design is everywhere.
kayoss  +   275d ago
@giga
Rofl,"...I tried it and the bad design is everywhere" trying saying that to the countless high reviews. You just lost all credibility with that remark. Tlou is probably going to be a contender for game of the year.
It's funny how SOME Xbox fans "minimal" (whatever that means) Sony fans when the ps3 wasn't selling well. But now Sony is pumping out great games and outselling the 360 you try to turn the table. Like they say karma is a bitch and its time for you to bend over and act like one and get what's coming to you. Where are the Xbox banners now? Where are the Xbox fans that come on video game sites to scream "Xbox rule". Xbox fan can dish the trash talk but they can't take right?
Orionsangel  +   275d ago
Didn't Tomb Raider sell a little over 3 million? I was expecting those numbers. According to my research The Last of Us did sell over 3 million. Why didn't the article just say that?
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majiebeast  +   276d ago | Well said
Naughty dog proving everyone wrong again.

-Launching a new IP this late in the generation is suicide-wrong
-Releasing a game with the summer drought is madness-wrong
-People dont buy games that have women on the cover-wrong

Game with girl on the cover(TLOU)985K.
Game with guy on the cover holding a gun(Bioshock Infinite)845k on 3 platforms(not counting steam). Guess that proves that Ken Levine was wrong.

Naughty Dog: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Things Sony should do with Naughty Dog.
-Give em all the money and creative freedom they want.
-Keep the genius duo of Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann together.
-Expand the studio even further dont think you will have a hard time recruiting good devs for a third team.
-Bonuses!
-Dont create drama.
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PopRocks359  +   276d ago
This is one of those rare occasions where we agree on just about every point you've made.
majiebeast  +   276d ago
Hehe thats very rare;) Guess that screws my chances for winning the lottery this year.
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CarlosX360  +   276d ago
No. Just, no. I don't care if a lady is on the screen, I don't care if a game is released in the summer, in fact I IMPLORE it. And I sure as hell don't think it's suicide to release a new IP at the end of a generation, I think it's better - especially on an established platform.

Sony heavily marketed this game like it's their own game. THAT was great. Good job, Sony!
shadow2797  +   275d ago
Umm... it IS their own game.
LOGICWINS  +   276d ago
I don't understand. How is releasing a game during the summer drought "madness"? Wouldn't you WANT to release your game when there is as little competition as possible?
majiebeast  +   276d ago
Summer is generally considered a bad time to release a game people go on holidays the weather is nice outside etc. Just look how barren the release window is in June/July and August.
14Feb-R  +   276d ago
Weather is like hell in middle east XD . 40-50 degree . We heard people die in europe because it's too hot and the degree in there is 30 . That's spring to us >.< ...
miyamoto  +   275d ago
Students have no money nor allowances they can spend on games and people are supposed to be out doors or on summer vacation... but Sony is trying to make sure games sell well on any season aside from Q3 or Q4. It worked well for God of War III. Its anew trend they set for AAA games. Its even more suicide to release a new IP along side COD and AC anyways.
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Bigpappy  +   275d ago
I agree Logicwins. In the summer gamers are staring for something good to play. When ever a major game is released in the summer it does very well. But if you game is top tier in the holiday season, you will have huge numbers, as that is when people who don't even play games, buy the popular games as gifts.

If some of those less hyped games were released in the summer, I think they would have a better chance of being picked up. As you said " when there is as little competition as possible"
Death  +   276d ago
Why would it be bad to launch a new IP with an installed base of 80 million?
black0o  +   276d ago
EA,Capcom ..etc think so ... and analysis
XabiDaChosenOne  +   276d ago
Ask Microsoft ;-)
CarlosX360  +   276d ago
Many developers released new IPs late in the console cycle, and some have bombed. Problem is, these developers did not pour good marketing strategies to the game. If they had, they would have sold a little bitter or at LoU's level.
Bzone24  +   276d ago
I don't remember seeing any of the complaints that you list.

That said, anyone that owns a PS3 and doesn't own this game or at least have plans to buy this game should just go ahead and give their ps3 away.
majiebeast  +   276d ago
The reason Elizabeth isnt on the cover of Bioshock:I. Is because marketers and focus testing pointed out that games with girls on the cover sell less then games with guys and a gun on the cover.

So Naughty dog has proven them wrong and even they were asked to move Ellie of the cover and on the back of the box but they said hell no.
Dmd  +   276d ago
There was also this:

http://n4g.com/news/1285171...
PSjesus  +   276d ago
GOW2 released on the end cycle of PS2 2006
that's show how Sony dedicated to their systems till end while MS and N already forgot their recent systems
the same year of PS4 we got on PS3:
TLOU,GT6,Beyond TS,Rain,NK...... and the Fking Puppeteer
Sono421  +   275d ago
and don't forget about the new Ratchet and Clank Game :D (Into the Nexus)
kevnb  +   276d ago
to be fair, sony really got behind the game way more than any other I can remember. Its a great game, but it had great marketing as well.
CarlosX360  +   276d ago
One of the best comments in this submission.
Gamer1982  +   276d ago
Weirdly never saw and ad outside the web for this game..
isa_scout  +   275d ago
Their marketing on the internet was pretty good, but I didn't see any trailers or commercials on television. In all honesty I think it was word of mouth that helped this game sell so well. For instance, after I beat TLOU I told my friends to go buy it, they said no not right now, I showed them the opening of the game, one of them cried, and now they ALL own this masterpiece. Hopefully next time they just buy what I tell them to and accept that I have much more sense than they do ;)
HeavenlySnipes  +   275d ago
You must not have been around for God of War 3
kevnb  +   275d ago
i saw tons of ads even with the little tv I watch, and it was all over the web like nothing else this side of gta v. It was in movie theaters, during nfl games, the season finale of the waling dead for petes sake. Then during E3 they went into overdrive to the point where even the most casual console gamers knew what it is. 3.4 million sales in three weeks is more than just being a good game, especially for a new ip. But sony had faith in the game, and with the marketing push it should clear 10 million by the end of the year.
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badkolo  +   276d ago
they wont even break even
DarkHeroZX  +   276d ago
How do you know? Do you know how much it cost to produce? Do you know how much revenue this game drew in? I mean 1 million digital sales at $59 buck alone probably did it.
Sevir  +   275d ago
Um the game SOLD 3.4 MILLION COPIES World wide in 3 weeks... Across digital and retail... They more than broke even, they reaped a ginormous profit.

Next to that the game was heavily marketed. I saw trailers for this in the theaters for almost all major movies, they were marketing the game almost 2 months before with trailers during major football games and during the season finale of the walking dead, not to mention how they plastered the TV with commercial for this game during the week of E3 as well as the big promo they gave it during the E3 conference... This game got every sale it deserved and both Sony and ND deserves this.

Amazing game and a brilliant new IP at the end of a console cycle typically dominated by sequels...

For being 2 and a half weeks on the market in June, they dominated the charts. Nearly 1 million..

Uncharted 2 sold 750k in October 2009 and U3 sold 700k in 2011 all in the face of COD, AC. And both Uncharted 2 and 3 were highly reviewed and heavily marketed. More so U3 than U2.
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demonddel  +   275d ago
Wow you know the dudes at Naughty Dogs name man you are a Dedicated true fan
nnodley  +   275d ago
I don't understand what you are trying to say? Where in his post did it sound like he knew the people at Naughty Dog? Some people I swear just post mindless posts.
TheGrimReaper0011  +   273d ago
I really hate that
"Releasing a game with the summer drought is madness"
Right now, where I live, there is NOTHING comming out until mid september
It's bullshit
So gues what game I'll be playing, developers who agree on this? THE FUCKING LAST OF US
why? BECAUSE I FUCKING CAN
PopRocks359  +   276d ago
A feat more than well deserved. Congratulations Naughty Dog. You've done quite well. :)
Dobgamers  +   276d ago
This game deserves every penny they get from it.

Easily one of the best games I have played in this gen!
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insomnium2  +   275d ago
One of all time greats for me. I'm hooked to the online now. It kinda grew on me after trying it. Now I can't wait to put the kids to bed and fire up some online action. I only finished the campaigne once so I'll be busy with this baby for a good while.
No_Limit  +   276d ago
I contributed to that total. Great game! Played it multiple times already. Very much deserved.
ThyPizzaGod  +   276d ago
Mine should be in the mail today or tomorrow, damn postal service had problems and are now sending ne something extra with my package. I am very excited
hennessey86  +   276d ago
It deserves more sales
Not that a million is bad, but with the amount that flock to pick up these yearly updated sequels in the millions it makes you wonder why they don't rush out and buy an amazing game like this..................I just don't understand it, the last of us is gaming at its very best.
GribbleGrunger  +   276d ago
It's sold 3.4 million (not including this week).
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GameCents  +   276d ago
You're confusing sold to retail with sold to consumers. NPD tracks the latter.
dafegamer  +   276d ago
well it may already heading the 4 mio WW mark as we talk
RE_L_MAYER  +   276d ago
I played bioshock infinite and thought well maybe its my game of the year....that has changed when last of us came out, I dont think I will like beyond two souls as much and gta 5 will be great but joel and ellie gave me experience I havent felt in a while
Electric-flamingo  +   276d ago
Awesome game. One of the most memorable I have played since, honestly, half life 2
Did you know the actress that plays Marlene in the last of us, plays alyx vance in half life.
Electric-flamingo  +   275d ago
No I didn't. That's awesome. What an awesome world naughty dog built with the last of us. It has the same feeling as half life.
So cold and hopeless. Love it.
Sharius  +   276d ago
what if the next resident evil game will return to the good old survival horror, do you guys think this is the conciende?
horndog  +   276d ago
Thats not bad for a new ip.
nnodley  +   275d ago
Excuse me? How many other new IP's on playstation or xbox have reached a million in the first month on one console? Probably like 2 or 3. Plus add in the rest of the world and you easily have probably 2.5m in one month.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   276d ago
Only 900k sold? I would have thought it would of sold at leat 2mil in June alone. It's the best game I've played all year (tho metro LL is close). Sony fans need to start supporting games like TLOU more. I'm not trolling or any of that I'm being serious. It's a game that shouldn't be missed by any hardcore ps3 owner. Give this game the sells it deserves people!!!
Jury  +   276d ago
If you're gonna round the number, 985,000 should be rounded up to be more accurate. Also it doesn't include digital sales. Therefore as the article reads, easily over one million.
itBourne  +   276d ago
Yah, I know some who got it digitally, plus the ps3 has a relatively small fan base in the U.S., its much larger in Europe.

I do agree with you though, Sony fans do need to support the exclusives more. Stop spending their money on CoD and AC every damn year, that doesnt help the industry as a whole. 69% of my games are exclusives, and I am proud of that because its a wide variety of games, and I want more. I dont want the same stale stuff over and over.
S2Killinit  +   275d ago
NPD is U.S. sales alone. Also this article is not considering the digital sales. Having said that, this games deserves every single sale it gets. It was an awesome experience. Scary at times to the point of stressful but that was exactly what they aimed for. They wanted a to make a game that really put you in a "zombie" apocalyptic world and they did just that. It was a believable experience that broke stereotypes. Amazingly done I have to say.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   275d ago
Yes i understand its NPD alone but im sure theres millions of U.S. PS3 owners but these numbers dont reflect that. theres no way to track digital so how much was sold is pure speculation. PS3 owners just dont support the games that should be supported mean while games like you know what sells millions IN AMERICA in just a few hours. so obviously theres enough PS3's out there.
HaVoK308  +   276d ago
Considering how great the game is, and how many PS3s there are in homes around the World, that is a low number. It probably needs to sell 3-4 million just to break even.
CGI-Quality  +   276d ago
Which according to Sony, it HAS already sold 3.4 million. Not that it matters, because Naughty Dog's games aren't that high of budget, so they're pure profit from the outset.
HaVoK308  +   274d ago
You believe The Last of Us or the Uncharted series is not high budget? What on Earth would make you believe that? The Last of Us had a ton of marketing. TV, Internet, Magazine, ect. That alone would have cost them tens of millions. The game cost tens of millions. 100 million dollar game when its all said and done is rather easy to believe.
Squall5005  +   276d ago
This is EA or Capcom we're talking about here.

Naughty Dog don't blow all their cash on marketing or try to appeal to 'everyone'. They don't have a huge team rushing to get a game released once a year. These companies don't care about pursuing creative visions and creating unique experiences. They just want to make as much money as possible by catering to the majority. And who are they? Fucking Call of Duty players!!

These are the companies that need to sell 5 million in order to break even. Not Naughty Dog.

The pile of shit that is Resident Evil 6 sold over 5 million copies and didn't meet sales targets according to Capcom. They even said themselves that they purposely made the game so that it would appeal to the CoD fans.

Half of that game is guns blazing action and it got shit reviews and barely resembles a Resident Evil game. It was a massive failure financially and critically.

So what are Capcom doing now? Making Dead Rising 3 to appeal to the CoD fans!!!! Fucking morons!!! They're making the exact same mistake again.

I'm glad for companies like Naughty Dog. They make games that they want to make and don't give a shit about trying to appeal to the masses.

If every developer put their heart and soul into a project the same way Naughty Dog do, we would have a lot more awesome games. And less CoD clones.
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kenshiro100  +   275d ago
You trolls are really annoying. The game sold very well. Stop downplaying it.
nnodley  +   275d ago
You know this 985k is not worldwide right? It's only USA figures. Add in probably another million for europe and around 200k for japan and any other countries and were looking at close to 2.5m-2.7m in one month as of july 6th. Add in the weeks after july 6th and it will hit 3 million or more by the end of july. Not to mention there is probably a good 200k for digital sales as well.
CGI-Quality  +   272d ago
The Uncharted series clocks in a measly 20 million. Research, my friend, it helps.

As for The Last Of Us, it DEFINITELY isn't anywhere close to 100 million. If I'm wrong, though, show me the source.
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g-nome  +   276d ago
Played up to winter last night , was left a bit speechless.
Squall5005  +   276d ago
Winter is my favourite part of the game.
SirBradders  +   276d ago
I started playing Tlou at approximately 6pm and i finished it 7-7:30am i have never in all my years of playing games (im 22 had a sega at 4) been drawn in to a game and didn't want to put it down that bad.

Even xbox fanboys should go to their bros house and play it if they are that sore assed about giving the compo money its truly a good experience.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   276d ago
Count me as a day one purchase.

Now here comes the part where I have to play the bad guy.

I have a VERY good reason to believe that Cream Sugar's NPD numbers are just as fictional as those found on VGchartz. I'm sorry, but I'm going to stand by my word on this one. Those of you who know me well enough realize that I'm a straight shooter and I don't side with anyone except the consumer. So there you have it. Let the sling and arrows fly.

PS: I'm not saying the game didn't sell well. It's global sales are going to be amazing. I'm just saying Cream Sugar, like most of NeoGAF, is completely full of sh**.
miyamoto  +   275d ago
NPD is not.the most reliable stats company.
nnodley  +   275d ago
You must have missed the part where CreamSugar has been verified by mods on neogaf and he is legit. It's basically a rule on gaf if you are gonna leak info then you have to be verified by mods or you get banned. He is supposed to have access to NPD data. If he was lying and was just spouting BS he would have been banned long ago.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   275d ago
NeoGAF is agenda is agenda driven marketing and I don't trust anyone from that site and with good reason.

I stand by my earlier statement. GAF is a great place for news but everything else is suspect.
greedybear88  +   275d ago
Fair play. Congratulations Naughty Dog. Can't wait to see what they're making for PS4 :)
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alb1899  +   275d ago
I think that The announce of the new platforms hurts the sells of Last Of Us......when I saw what is coming next gen, I started to sell all my consoles, just to be prepare financially for the X1 and the ps4.
I hope it sells a lot, it motivates to keep doing things in the right direction.
N4realGMRZ  +   275d ago
First off, lets get this straight! those are bad numbers!
With that said this is a new IP that launched mid month...
with that said Sony needs to start marketing their stuff better! they can't rely only on word of mouth, Make no mistake this is easily the Game of the year no matter, that isn't subjective! i want to see better numbers from AAA titles like these and unfortunately Sony is doing a crap job of promoting their IPs... The Good News is that a game like the TLOU has tremendous staying power!
S2Killinit  +   275d ago
These are NPD numbers alone, I believe.
DJ  +   275d ago
I bought the game based on word of mouth. Many words of mouth actually. And it's good. You understand games sell for years, not days, right?
nnodley  +   275d ago
How many times does this have to be stated before people stop posting random stuff that makes them look like they know nothing.

As the title of the article says this is June NPD. NPD=sales tracking in USA only, not the world. With that in mind that means TLOU sold practically a million in the first month without digital sales which should easily put it close to 1.1million and it's a new IP. Also keep in mind God of War 3 sold 1.1 million first month and that is an established franchise. Also TLOU easily had one of the best marketing campaigns for any of Sony's IP's.

Now as for worldwide we can bet that TLOU in Europe sold about a 1m or so first month as well so that's 2m. Now add in about 150k-200k for japan and that's 2.2m. Then, add all other countries which should be around another 400k which makes TLOU's first month ~2.6m worldwide. That's as of July 6th so don't forget the weeks after that which should be at another 200k, so that's 2.8million worldwide for just a little over a month. Digital sales could also be 200k or more so TLOU should be close to 3million by now.
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N4realGMRZ  +   275d ago
None of you have read a word i have written... typical N$G behavior ......
P_Bomb  +   275d ago
#1 in US, UK, and worldwide sales is bad?! Who knew...
BlackTar187  +   275d ago
They read what you said. And you make little sense.

This game has sold as of last week 3.4 million. How is that bad?
N4realGMRZ  +   275d ago
Those are Bad Worldwide figures! period! Tomb Raider sold more world wide in roughly the same time and that was considered a bomb!!! get your head outta the sand! lol
BlackTar187  +   275d ago
You mean tomb raider sold around the same units on multiple platforms and is an established franchise?

You are the one with your head in the sand.
N4realGMRZ  +   275d ago
Right!!!!!! weather a game is an established franchise or not is the deciding factor?? talk about head in the sand! no no cost would be the factor! and if you think a game like TLOU was made overnight while eating Pizza than you a beacon of hope for the ignorant.
BlackTar187  +   275d ago
Its pointless to talk to you. you're dumb
Inception  +   275d ago
@N4realGMRZ

"with that said Sony needs to start marketing their stuff better"

I saw a lot of ads for TloU. Even i win an invitation from SCEH to play TloU demo, two weeks before the release date.

So i think Sony already DID a great job for promoting TloU. That's why it sold 3,4 Million worldwide in one month right?
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S2Killinit  +   275d ago
I finished this game yesterday, it was a fr%@ken MASTERPIECE. I've never played a game like this before, it really pushed the boundaries of what a game can be.
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   275d ago
I honestly feel bad for Xbox fanboys that downplay the game when they really should be out playing it, it's one of the most amazing crafted video game experiences out there.

And remember guys Sony is based off diversity the exclusives are so diverse and Sony has such a wide audience hence why the games don't sell like halo.

Xbox established its self as a fps console and more so a halo dominated console hence why they sell really good it's the game that left its impression and continued to thrive. So don't try comparing numbers like that.

Ok now is anyone else mind boggled how last of us has been the most talked about game for the past 2 months even over E3 and the next gen consoles and games lol
supergravity  +   275d ago
To everyone saying I'll just rent it, do the right thing and just buy it. These developers deserve to get paid. Thank you for the MASTERPIECE Naughty Dog!
DJ  +   275d ago
Bought it. Love it. Everyone should do the same, haha.
LiarasBoobs  +   275d ago
Its definitely GOTY so far. Emphasis on the "so far"
Themba76  +   275d ago
now the real question will gta5 beat for goty?
LiarasBoobs  +   275d ago
we'll never know...

...oh wait, yes we will! September can't come fast enough!
modesign  +   275d ago
i dont think GTAv will get the amount of perfect scores as TLOU, but it could be close.
shysun  +   275d ago
Great game....2nd play through now!!
Kos-Mos  +   275d ago
I love the disagrees I will get for this, but the agree`s even more;
The more perfect scores it gets the less I want to play it.
It feels like avatar all over again.
I`m sure it`s a very good game, but of course after my standards I will wait for discount before buying.

There`s only one game this generation worth remembering for years to come and that is Demon`s Soul`s.

Go suck your mums ta-tas kids who don`t give a proper reply.
Drainage  +   275d ago
i want to erase my memory and play it again
stubbed_out  +   275d ago
In central London it was an absolute b*tch trying to find this game, sold out everywhere. Ordered online in the end. Going home now from work and going to have a good geek out during this fine Friday evening.
fattyuk  +   275d ago
I was blessed with arriving home from Vegas on release day, on payday and downloading it for £40

best jet lag I've ever heard(or worse as I my sleeping pattern was even more messed up cause I was glued to tlou)
Funky Town_TX  +   275d ago
ND is a good company. Sony should do a better job at marketing.
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