The Uncharted franchise has sold more than 41.7 million units worldwide, revealed Sony during the 10th anniversary panel for the series.
Congrats to Naughty Dog.
Well done ND! Well deserved 😊
It seems almost blasphemous that Sony would let such a successful franchise as Uncharted be laid to rest.
they'll be back to it but they know how important it is for a franchise to take a long break. It's heart warming seeing how the franchise grew and blew up to the huge IP it is today.
But hey Last of us 2 is coming out and that is going to be one hell of a game. Its what I have a PlayStation console for. That and god of war
Don't forget days gone.
Who says it's laid to rest? They can always continue with spin offs like The Lost Legacy. But even if it is put to rest that's fine, like they say if your famous it's better to die young that to fade off into obscurity. They can always create a new series, it's ND as long as they continue with there fantastic story telling ultra levels of polish and unmatched voice acting any game they make will be a hit. Personally I really want them to make Savage Starlight into a game, or some sort of Sci-Fi game.
Yes I want ND to show us what they can do with sci-fi. Something tells me that If they were to try they could make a Mass effect style space opera unlike any we have ever seen before! Plus if Sony wants to avoid ND devs leaving the company just to be able to work on new stuff, they need to promote a new IP environment within their studios.
Chapter 9 of the Lost Legacy is the best chapter/level of 2017
I prefer they let it rests for awhile and let ND work on TLOU2 and possibly another new IP? who knows but in ND we trust! I don't want them to milk the IP to death like how Nintendo do with Mario. sure Mario is a successful strategy for Nintendo but as a character itself, it lacks identity. Mario is only an avatar for whatever game Nintendo decides to put him in and personally, seeing Mario in every single thing is really annoying!
It's not gone forever I think uncharted lost legacy shows us a possible direction. But I think it's smart to avoid franchise fatigue and possibly wait gotnthe next iteration of PlayStation at least so they'll have power to actually innovate instead of just make it look pretty.
Moving on is the best option in the end. I'm thankful that Sony's studio's such as Naughty Dogs loves to move on to another franchise. They like to start new adventures with new main characters. Each new generation of consoles should bring in new mascots.
Actually I think its for the best. Uncharted went out on a high note. Lets leave it at that. I believe this is what ND wanted so Sony respects ND's decision on this as they should. Same way Sony respected ND's decision on Crash which allowed ND to bring out Jak Same way Sony respected ND's decision on Jak which allowed ND to bring out Uncharted. Same way Sony respected ND's decision to have two teams with them working on TLOU even so late in the PS3 gen. Point is. Sony respects what their devs want to do and not force them to do the same games over and over like other publishers. The results speak for themselves. We PS gamers benefit a lot from this. You can bet that the next IP ND will add will blow peoples minds. They have proven this time and time again.
Well to be honest the situation with Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon was that Sony Computer Entertainment did not own the intellectual property to either games. But you would also need to remember that this was at a time where Sony was new to gaming. I actually believe the best thing that could have ever happened to them was to not own those intellectual properties. I believe Universal owning the intellectual property to those games is what caused Sony to rethink how they did their first party with the PlayStation 2 and that they would own their creations with Jak and Daxter and Ratchet & Clank Sly Cooper what have you. Blessing in disguise. Who knows how things would have turned out if they actually owned those properties because I believe the beginning of that generation very much looked like Sony was looking to create its own legacy characters like you see with Nintendo. I think it was for the best that they lost or did not own those properties as it allowed them to see that consumers not only desire new intellectual properties they thrive on them. I think it is very likely that the other half of naughty dog is working on a new IP.
In a way I can kind of respect it. Other games are working on their 5th or 6th iteration, and really don't even improve over the previous titles. Uncharted went out on a high note before it overstayed it's welcome.
Trust me as much as I'm a fan of the series I'm extremely doubtful that Sony Computer Entertainment is never going to make another Uncharted. I actually think they're simply letting this have some time off and focus on the Last of Us and other series. If anything I would say Sony is one of the few Publishers that fully understands and recognizes that series have their ups and downs. Let Uncharted 4 exit on a very high note and only return When the team actually openly has new ideas and plans.
Naughty Dog is working on making TLoU a trilogy. No reason why we won’t see more Uncharted someday, but I hope at the earliest it won’t be until the PS5 is established. No need to drive it into franchise fatigue.
Did they confirm it’s going to be a trilogy?
Niel Druckman said something about wanting it to be, a few months back. Not sure why it wouldn’t be.
Not really. They don't drag their IPs out and run them into the ground. They try different things and offer plenty of new properties for their fanbase to enjoy. If anything, it's the other way around. It would be blasphemous for them to allow what I said above to happen to an IP as respected as Uncharted.
I just bought the trilogy yesterday. Played them all apart from 3, and it as only $7.
Maybe many years from now a game following Drake's kid maybe but as much as it was sad to see it end, they gave Drake a fantastic and satisfying ending. I wouldn't want to see them force something and ruin a good legacy. It's happened to a lot of great games before.
I would rather see one of the greatest studios ever make many things instead of making just one thing. Seeing their version of so many genres would be amazing.
I mean you’d never see another company even consider the idea of letting such a successful franchise in its prime go dormant, even if it’s for a little while. @ welk You think Sony willingly let Crash go? They never owned the rights to the franchise, they just published the titles while Universal owned the rights hence why the publishing rights went to a different publisher the next gen.
It will come back on the ps5
a 4K collection :P
lol! good one
Would real cool if they could get Bluepoint to take the Drake Collection and Remake all the games alongside the Multiplayer's for UC2 and UC3, they are doing such a great job with the Shadow Of The Colossus remake, i am sure they could do this justice.
And I’ll be there to buy it once more. I think after a New IP in the PS5 gen it is a good time for a comeback
It needs to be a soft reboot centered on Nate and his daughter trapped in an island, with a darker story focused on their relationship and a shift to survival-action gameplay. The title would simply be "Uncharted".
That actually sounds awesome
Uncharted franchise sales stood at 28 million in May 2016, so that means Sony sold almost 14 million more Uncharted games in the 18 months since then. That is pretty remarkable. Presumably the new Uncharted series sales figure also covers copies sold in bundles, which would inflate the figure higher than it would normally be. But it is still an impressive achievement.
The story about how Uncharted came about is incredible. I really recommend you all watch the documentary sometime. To think this game was a make or break for ND, but they persevered, got the right people in the right place, and Sony let them take their time to delve deep into the Cell processor. The series came out guns blazing!
I first played the demo that came out for it 10 years ago when the game didn’t come out yet. I actually got to buy Uncharted 1 the night before it was supposed to release since I liked the demo so much. Never thought it would grow so big.
Which documentary are you talking about? Is it on youtube?
Sorry for the late reply. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/wat... It starts at 30:00, but I really encourage you all to watch every minute of it. Really great people and the history is jam packed!
Welp guess SP games sure are dead right guys? :B
Yep dead dead
Nobody buys them. Nobody wants them. 👍 🤦♂️
On XBO they are very dead. And I begin to believe that the MP is also dead, since they beg so much for the PS4 user base.
And Ironically according to Vgchartz, the total of Uncharted games sold is at 36 mil lol.
Vgchartz doesn't include digital
Well deserved, an amazing franchise. Truly some of the best games on the PS3 and PS4
Indiana Jones is better. fuck nathan
Even Harrison Ford plays Uncharted https://youtu.be/5itvws3OMy...
Yeah I remember that :3
I'd love to see the original video, that quality was terrifying but really cool seeing Ford's reaction.
Ive played some of those indiana jones games. They were utter crap compared to the uncharted games. I disagree with indiana jones being better.
"f**k nathan" yeh, I'm sure you would 😏
Congrats to a well deserved series and studio. I'm currently playing Uncharted the Lost Legacy now and it's been amazing so far.
What is the significance of 41.7?
It depends on how you are asking. If you are asking a developer, it has to feel good that so many people have enjoyed your work. For consumers, it nice to see how our investments stack up. Its important for us to remember that understanding more about the industry at large is understanding the effect we have on it. Its also just good general gaming news. We can learn so much about this industry by seeing how we fund it. Among PlayStation, it lets us know which titles are being played by those indulging in that ECO system.
I would live myself if I sold at least 500 copies of games. Imagine 41.7 M?
It’s something for them to be proud of. Not many franchises achieve that much fame that they make it to such a number.
It is to know that that game will have a continuation. It is a success and wont be canceled.
Let me rephrase the question: why not just say "nearly 42 million" or "over 41 million"? Why 41.7? It just seems strange.
Only bigger IP for Sony is Gran Turismo with around 80 million sold.
A really great franchise. I hope sony make more but let it rest for atleast 5 years.
Congratulations to Naughty Dog.
That's what happens when you support new intellectual properties as series every generation. Trust
Yep, thats why PUBG is at 23 Million after 9 months unlike Uncharted with 8 games in 10 years. PC gamers Support exclusives.
Can you say the same thing with Lawbreaker and Evole ? After all, Uncharted series deserves to have a break.
Sounds like something a shill would say. Will PUBG be around in 10 years? I wonder.
Divinity, total war and spellforce also say Hi. PC gamers Support good exclusives I should have mentioned. Their are more than enough exclusives like lawbreakers already on PC that are all better
Who said they didn't? There's tons of series like Team Fortress Starcraft Counter-Strike World of Warcraft and so many others that have tons of support I'm not entirely sure why you thought that comment was exclusive to just Sony lol I mean I agree with you that PC Gamer support good exclusives but I would argue any install base is going to support good games. What exactly is your point? Because the original post has nothing to do with stating that it only this publisher exclusively does this...
Your argument is irrelevant, because no one argued against the PC as a platform for exclusives. Sounds just like you were looking for an excuse to post that or your begging for attention.
Im just showing you that those sales are low for Sonys currently biggest franchise. Nothing to boast about really. The attach rate is abysmal
Uncharted sales are not low by any means. Divinity2 hasn’t even sold more than 5M as far as I am aware. What are you talking about? No one here mentioned PC so Go away fanboy 🤦🏼♂️