Uncharted 2 becomes the 3rd fastest-selling PS3 game of all time in America, week one worldwide sales expected to exceed one million units
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Lets hope we will see the same UC1 to UC2 sales ratio in Europe. UC1 did 32k in the US the first week. This means minimum 10 times as good a result with UC2. UC1 did 85k in Europe the first week. With the same ratio it will hit 850k. So day one results in the US and Japan = Fantastic. I personally think this will be the game with the longest legs on PS3 ever. 99% how buy this will tell their friends to get it for the fantastic online play.
I'm curious as to what the actual day one numbers are, the oct 11 VGchartz pre-order numbers had UC2 at 300k. So according to these VGchartz numbers everyone who got it day one pre-ordered? Not a chance, i'm sure a bunch of people just walked into the shopped and got it without the need to pre-order.
"that's pathetic. it's now becoming clearer that the USA belongs to MS and nintendo." Despite the fact the PS3 has been outselling the 360 in the USA for the past 2 months? Nice try, just because the 360 has no games and owners have to rush out first day to get excited they FINALLY get (another) Halo doesn't mean every good exclusive does it. What's pathetic is your attempts to justify something that isn't. Don't be jealous you can't play Uncharted 2, PS3s are cheaper now. Keep begging, Mummy might get you one soon.
If the game was a 360 exclusive, it would easily sell double. 360 Gamers tend to buy games at launch.
"Despite the fact the PS3 has been outselling the 360 in the USA for the past 2 months?" What?!
preventing anyone else from commenting below him. Anyway, I thought it'd do a million on the first day but those are pretty good numbers. Hopefully it cracks 3 million by the end of the holiday season.
canada and us matter..i dunno this obviously isnt correct im sure its more. like no matter what this game will sell tons whether its right now or towards christmas word is going to spread fast. like man im playin it now the graphics are amazing im talking crysis graphics. the detail in one of the cliffsides that over look the other islands was incredible the water effects(fountains, waterfalls, puddles look real. the clouds look real too. especially that pool level. this game gaives me shivers its awesome and the reviews represent that. the positive pr and high review scores will guarentee this game to be a block buster hit. people are still playin demon souls i was but after i beat it once the second time around got so damn frustrating im givin it a break. right now i bet alotta gamers dont have time to play uncharted 2 yet demon's souls demands ur soul lol:p also believe it or not everyone has hd televisions. and unlike halo or gears, uncharted 2 demands hd. its like playing crysis on a crappy pc. not the best expierence im lovin my 1080p hd tv right now.
"What?!" America 30th August - 10th October PS3 - 572,645 360 - 484,646
360 fans do tend to rush out and buy their big exclusives right at launch. Just look at Gears 2, Halo ODST, Fable II, etc...etc..for evidence of that. I've read analysts speculate that, long term, this isn't a healthy trend. It indicates that the 360 caters almost exclusively to the "hardcore" gamers and that it's not a recipe for long term success. "Hardcore" gamers tend to buy the hot new thing on day one. We also see evidence of this in the types of games that are picked up on the 360. While the titles that appeal to the hardcore do well, most other titles are ignored by 360 fans (take Banjo: Nuts and Bolts for example). It'll be interesting to see if the 360 can broaden it's market next year with Natal's appeal to the casual gamer market.
they got two sales from me one for me one for my brother
Where are these so-called "facts" that 360 owners tend to just run out and buy a game day one and not over the long-haul? MGS4 sold 1.3 million units on day 1, and currently has sold 4.26. Comparably, that same year Gears2 sold 2.1 million day one, and currently has sold 5.26 million. How are those two games not comparable? Both were considered the "big-gun" for their respective systems that year. It's funny that if this were a big 360 game, all the PS fans would call 300,000 a fail. Instead, we get to hear excuses that 360 fans all pile in day one, but PS3 fans are "patient". Since when are most of us patient for games that everyone is ranting and raving over? No one wants to hear that this is only 15% of what Halo ODST sold day one. Not bad for a so-called "add-on" that hasn't been played by most people criticizing it.
Don't turn this into a PS3 vs. 360 issue guys. I'd say the slower pick-up has more to do with UC2 being a more campaign-focused game than those 360 games you guys mentioned. ODST and Gears 2 were sequels to games that had an active online audience when they launched. When people are still playing these games online, they tend to be more proactive about getting the "upgrade" when it comes out. A similar thing happens when MMORPGs (namely WoW) release expansions; people run out to get it on day 1 because it directly affects how they play their "primary game". UC1, on the other hand, didn't have online. So, like a handful of people have already stated on this page, people are willing to take their time and wait till they're ready to play. That said, if when Modern Warfare 2 comes out, the PS3 version still shows a drastically lower 1st-day performance, THEN we can fairly blame that disparity on the PS3 users. But until then, don't turn this into a PS3 vs 360 issue. Cheers,
I bet it sells in the neighborhood of 2 million by year end.
After one million week one? I'd be expecting more like 3m by the end of the year if not more...
GT5p had long legs to sell over 3 million, i expect this game to sell over 4 million lifetime.
The first Uncharted barely broke 30k the first week. Uncharted 2 selling 300k is a great improvement in sales. Plus, there are a lot of people, like myself, who have yet you get the game. This game will have legs longer then it's predecessor.
Add me to the list that hasn't got the game yet. Waiting for the weekend... oh wait its here, time to go pick it up. These first day sales are pretty good considering that its the US, the first UC sold 37k, and it launched on a weekday
This game is so Awesome, It has to sell excellent and will have really long legs
Uncharted sold 2.5 million LTD so this one should do 4 million or so.
"Uncharted sold 2.5 million LTD so this one should do 4 million or so." Unfortunate as it means there could be up to 1.5 million people who didn't play the first.
I can say that at least 3 of those 1.5 million people are taken care of. I got UC1 used but bought UC2 day one along with a copy for my dad and my best friend.
dam i wish u were my friend so u could buy me a game :P but yea picked this game up on the third day, just didn't have time to pick it up day 1 between work and school, but dam i friggin love this game
And that's just in America.
Both for your comment and because Fresh Prince of Belair was hilarious
+ 47k in Japan and who knows how much in Europe.
I contributed to those sales, anyone with a ps3 should fo sho.
Lol at all the bots playin sales below! That's the only thing left ya'll got to play. Damn, that is just sad fo real.
The game is flat out AMAZING! Personally I think 300,000 is incredible considering the original only did 1/10th those figures release day. I'm sure Naughty Dog is thrilled with those numbers.
...the Postman delivering my Fecking Game!!! ;-D
+ The obsession on this site about Sales is very amusing to, well SAD really(i.e the ChatBots Live and Die by it!!!) ;)
Oh Postman gives it a 10/10!!! Er... ;-D
and don't come back!
good for sony and naughty dog!
I'd like to see them reach their 2.5m goal by Christmas. Hopefully Drake will be under a lot of trees this December.
although I agree with you but who would be patient enough to play this great game? I know I couldn't wait ... currently 4 hours into it
Is Sony bringing out a special Uncharted 2 PS3? They should just in time for Christmas shopping. It is definitely one game most new PS3 gamers will be buying.
It was meant to be a belated birthday present for me, but i couldnt wait the two days.
What the hell, I mean there's like 20 something million ps3 owners what in the world are people playing, I dont get it
What I dont get is why there was only 8600 people playing this game online, when there's 300,000 people out there with this game??
I guess people are still playing the Single Player.
"What the hell, I mean there's like 20 something million ps3 owners what in the world are people playing, I dont get it" Um maybe other games? Theres so many good ps3 exclusives I don't even have time to play them all. Currently I,m playing Demon's Soul's which is phenomenal and amazingly addictive but when I'm done I'll pick it up.
@6.4 How can your defense be, "alot of ps3 owners work, amd have a family. " which makes sense, and then you go and say something stupid like, "...not all ps3 fans are little kids like the 360 owners "? Both the 360 and PS3 have a diverse age demographic.
Not according to this:
Could it be just the server count? Itd be nice if they accumulated the total numbers, shoot maybe they are but I really dont think so -- when the Demo was active it would only get in the thousands as I remember. Always a game available though.
Apart from one single (brief) game, I'm not touching online until I've finished the SP campaign.
Left four dead 1 had better sales.
Well get knotted and go play it then if you think that makes it "better" - Leave the stunning achievement that is AMONG THIEVES to those of us who appreciate gaming craftsmanship.
For my part, the multiplayer is ok, but the single player is why I (and most others, I'd assume) bought the game and what I play it for. The MP is pretty good but it's not the selling point.
I actually have some gripes with the MP mode. For starters, sometimes it feels almost "scripted"...I can clearly punch someone first, but if they get their initial blow in soon enough, the game will let them get their second punch in at the same time as mine and the game will ALWAYS end up handing out a double-kill. On a related note, you can kill someone with 2 punches, yet can unload 10 AK-47 rounds to someone's back only to watch them calmy turn around and drop a grenade at your feet, which you cannot avoid because it has a 1 second fuse upon landing. The climbing aspects still make it fun, but the weapon/melee hit aspects need some serious tuning. It feels as if it's a bit laggy (and I have a pretty awesome internet connection).
I doubt it will kick Call of Duty from the top of the hill on multiplayer front. It's a single player experience first and foremost, and they hit a grand slam from that perspective.
So did Mass Effect, yet Uncharted: DF went on to out sell it. Mass Effect first week sales(US): 250k Mass Effect total sales: 2.08mil http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... Uncharted first week sales(US): 34k Uncahrted total sales: 2.61mil http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...
but I am too busy playing Uncharted 2.
....But you just commented.
Vg chartz is very accurate actually! Their slim PS3 sales data was absolutely spot on, I trust them completely. Well done uncharted 2!!
way to go naughty dog
Why would this sort of information matter much?. We all knew that U2 will sell and it will surpass the 2.5 million mark set by ND. If its good enough for the dev its should be good enough to its fans. If there is one thing i hate the most this gen is gamers fixation on 1st day sales to judge weather its a good game or not which we all know is stupid. To PS fans. Don't fall for this crap.
i almost want to scream with joy because i will remember this, this is the day when even the freaking ps3 haters saw the light of being a true gamer and went to the store and picked up a ps3 and stopped theyre hate for the ps3. *sigh* im gonna go play uncharted.
I think if they actually play it for 5 minutes it will. The game reeks of class and the people like Mart on the forums trying to post negative about this game are showing their true desperation. I finished the SP for the first time last night and from beginning to end the game is absolutely epic. I dont understand at all the people saying the last half isnt as exciting. The graphics alone are enough to make me stop and look around. 10-point-something hours for the playthrough. I spent 55 minutes just looking at the scenery....
Clearly another massive success for the PS3.
Selling 300,000 day one is something alot of games wish they could do.
I mean, Fable II did about the same. 350,000 first day, give or take.
Yea all these big blockbuster titles strive to sell 300k on day one.
Yes and fable 2 sold 3 Million + in the end if Uncharted 2 can match that its more successful than Uncharted 1
Why does it have to sell a million day one, exactly, Shining? Or are you just...
Yep. Trolling. Figures.
Awesome game, finish the game as we speak, I would have finish the game already if it wasn’t for the dam uni, uncharted comes out I got three exams and 2 presentations this is bull, good god Naughty Dog, GOTY for sure.
one of the best games i've played...ever.
Wow, that's amazing numbers for UC2. ND deserves every bit of acclaim and success they receive.
halo sold 2 million in 1 day but it has no legs, the second day sold 80% less and it continues to decline so sharply while ps3 exclusives have very long legs.
you need to remember developers would rather take a game that sales 1 million within the first 2 weeks than a game that sales 1 million over 6 months. they would make more money whilst the game is priced at £40/$60 than later on after the game has had various price cuts
Can't wait to get it.
Halo3 ODST 2 Million 24HRS Uncharted 2 300,000 day 1 = Failure at the highest unimaginable Flops.
UC2- 97 ODLC- 84- FAIL I play games not sales and UC2 is obviously the better game.