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Uncharted series hits 17 million sales, UC3 GOTY edition confirmed

Sony’s announced the Uncharted series has reached as a whole over 17 million sales. (PS3, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune)

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Majin-vegeta  +   1072d ago
Nice guess ill pick up the GOTY edition still been busy with BF3 to get any other game
Razmossis  +   1072d ago
Pretty sure most of the GOTY awards went to Skyrim last year
MAJ0R  +   1072d ago
I don't think a game has to get the majority of GOTY's in order to get a GOTY edition.
xPhearR3dx  +   1072d ago
Any game these days can get a GOTY Edition. Pretty much means nothing.
Army_of_Darkness  +   1072d ago
ReallY?? I always got the impression that a GOTY edition means that the game sold very well, therefore a re-release with all the DLC and stuff...
why re-release something that didnt sell well in the first place right?! but hey, what do I know;)
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xPhearR3dx  +   1072d ago
@Army of Darkness

Yeah, because Two Worlds 2 sold sooooo many copies and won tons of GOTY awards right?

TopDudeMan  +   1072d ago
no one person gets to decide that.
Ducky  +   1072d ago
Might want to give the guys at RockSteady a heads up on that too.
Awesome_Gamer  +   1072d ago
Fact: Uncharted is the best game series this gen
Peppino7  +   1072d ago
I remember hearing Sony exclusives don't sell well. I guess that excludes some franchises. Good job guys.
basilezz3030  +   1071d ago
no it's not
uncharted 3 have total 172 Award
(38 GOTY/60+ GFX awards included plus the rest of it awards)
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EeJLP-  +   1071d ago
2011 was very split. Skyrim may have gotten the most, but Portal 2, Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City, and Zelda: Skyward Sword were named GotY also.

Either way, this isn't like Borderlands GotY when they only had 1-2 out of around 200+ publications name them GotY.
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dboyc310  +   1072d ago
Hopefully this gives naughty dog a reason to keep the franchise a live even after having three installments. This is by far my favorite franchise this Gen.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1072d ago
Even though Im a huge fan of Uncharted, they should give it a break... not a Jak and Daxter break, but so they can collect new ideas to make a better game, after all they are working on the Last of Us
PRHB HYBRiiD  +   1072d ago
i sold my uncharted copy but if this comes with all the dlc i might get it again just to play online :)
DFresh  +   1071d ago
You sold your Uncharted copy?
What's wrong with you?
That's crazy talk.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1072d ago
Now thats how you do a GOTY cover....

cough*warner bros* cough

Only these games deserve GOTY editions

-portal 2
-Uncharted 3
-Batman Arkham city
-Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
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Nimblest-Assassin  +   1071d ago
Well, those games won a majority of the goty awards last year(my history with skyrim is why I did not include it but yes) it is my opinion. I understand the disagrees with my previous comment. Everyone had their own personal goty, those were just the 4 games I enjoyed the most last year
ritsuka666  +   1072d ago
To be honest, I don't think Sony even comes close to MS when putting marketing muscle numbers behind their titles, compared to the carpet-bombing campaign that Halo 3 numbers have, this is disapointg numbers...
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smashcrashbash  +   1072d ago
Yes because as we know ALL Microsoft games sell well. How many copies did they sell of Alan Wake again? Or Splinter Cell Conviction? Or Banjo Kazooie Nits and Bolts? Or Crackdown 2? Or Forza 4? Remember how they broke sales records and broke the bank? No? Of course you don't because if people like you mentioned all the games that didn't sell well on the 360 it would mess up the crap belief that only Microsoft and Nintendo titles sell well and all Sony titles sell like crap.As long as you only cling to all the titles that sell well your safe in your own little world.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1071d ago
I was waiting for a fool to say this. So you are saying that selling 17 million is disappointing? Interesting...
Denethor_II  +   1071d ago
Interesting indeed....
kanetheking  +   1072d ago
xPhearR3dx i remember two world selling over 1.5mil copy's so it did do well XD
Berserk  +   1072d ago
People still play Bf3? hahaha The "Elite" like ME play COD!
Majin-vegeta  +   1071d ago
Umm what??0_o

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raytraceme  +   1072d ago
wow thats over 5 million per game in the trilogy nice!!!
BlmThug  +   1072d ago
Well, actually 4.25 million sales between the four UC games. UC1, UC2, UC3 and UC GA
raytraceme  +   1072d ago
key word: TRILOGY

5+5+5= 15 million

total sales =17.32 million

golden abyss sales < 2 million

so yea over 5 million per game in the trilogy ;)

Technicalities are fun.
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Chitown71291  +   1071d ago
Damn dude.....OWNED!
thats_just_prime  +   1072d ago
Your wrong there are 5 games not 3.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Uncharted: Drake's Trail
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1072d ago
Drakes Trail? What
jimbobwahey  +   1072d ago
What's Uncharted: Drake's Trail? Never heard of that before.
fucadastates  +   1072d ago
Uncharted: Drake's Trail is not countet in this, just like god of war betrayal is not countet. if it is. prove it please :D
SilentNegotiator  +   1072d ago
I'm pretty sure that was a promotional flash game that no one "bought"
sikbeta  +   1072d ago

Betrayal is Phone game duh, of course it doesn't count, doesn't have physical copies and that, so Drake's Trial is a phone game as well or what?


Great for ND, they're one of the best devs in the industry, keep going!
yewles1  +   1072d ago
Hell, if you're gonna' bring a browser flash game into this, then you might as well bring the PS Home mini games too...

Mercenary Madness
Uncharted 3 Fortune Hunter

See how silly that is now?
neogeo  +   1072d ago
I just picked up Uncharted Drakes SUPER Adventure!

Oh and Drakes Trail was good:)
GamerSciz  +   1072d ago
I wish there was just a "like" button haha. Good to hear it's selling like it should.
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Nac  +   1072d ago
I'm still not calling it a "game," but wow, that is a really nice cover.
Nac  +   1072d ago
Disagree all you want, Chapter 18 is a counter to objectivity. An interactive cinematic experience indeed...
Ducky  +   1072d ago
Then tell ND to make an Interactive-Cinematic-Experien ce-Of-The-Year edition.
Nac  +   1072d ago
I'm sorry, I just don't view Uncharted 3 as a "game."

The presentation and design philosophy counters traditional concepts. Naughty Dog set out to make an interactive cinematic experience and I feel that UC3 is nothing less than that.
Hicken  +   1071d ago
What the hell do you mean by "traditional concepts?"

Winning? Losing? Objectives to meet? Moving to a new area? Increasing/varying difficulty? Scoring points? Controller inputs? Requiring player action to progress? Uncharted has everything but point-scoring.

Tell me: what is "traditional?"

All I hear out of your comments is a poorly constructed attempt at criticizing a great series. To be frank, I should just label each of your posts as "trolling," as there's honestly no legitimate reasoning behind what you're saying, and you couldn't even make yourself understood with five bubbles at your disposal.
Nac  +   1071d ago
Criticizing? Sweet Jesus no. I love Uncharted and in particular, Uncharted 3. One of the reasons was the "whole cinematic thing". I just take ND at their word on what they want to change about the medium as well as the trepidation to steer away from the term "game" and all the connotations that come with it.

When first discussed in an early Entertainment Weekly article, Amy Hennig declared that Uncharted 3 aspires to be an “interactive cinematic experience” in it's own right. Something I think it did.


Hell, with the announcement of The Last of Us, Christophe Balestra was quoted as saying, "We're trying to move the medium of video games into an area elevated in the same manner of respect of film. We want to redefine what our medium is even called. 'Video game' is not an accurate name anymore. It is not necessarily a game with rules and a winner and a loser. It's an experience."


Therein lies what I have been trying to convey. Uncharted 3 is less objective then its predecessors. Maybe not in full, but certainly within the constraint of Chapter 18, TheRub' al Khali. There is no score keeping in the desert, no prompt to tell you what the objective is, ammo count on screen, map, inventory list, hell there is no objective at all. Just a man wondering the wastes as much as he is wondering himself. That chapter alone make UC3 my favorite UC as well as my favorite interactive experience. Sure, someone might counter by indicating that at a fundmental level, it is just someone walking. But in truth, it's so much more than that. The action itself is not key, it's the concept and drive. Chapter 18 is powerful because so many roles are filled within it, YOU are with Drake, witnessing Drake, and pushing Drake forward. YOU work as his motivation. During the second night, having YOU be the only thing keeping him walking by pushing forward was brilliant. YOU do not "beat" Chapter 18, you finish it. There is something really new, innovative, and special to that, to have all of these things plus contextual sensitivity and cinematic dynamic camera work.

That is why I don't call it a game, I personally am not "playing," I am experiencing something. Maybe you do not find Chapter 18 enjoyable, maybe it is not "fun". I would counter by saving not everything needs to be "fun" to be a fantastic experience. Afterall, there was nothing fun about looking for Jason in the mall or watching a man almost lose everything in the desert. Despite that, it was still extraordinary. Maybe it makes me "pretentious," I don't care. My "pretension" shows nothing but passion for an experience that blew away all expectations and a group of developers who want to defy all that have come before by creating experiences that are not necessarily traditional. I love it, I get defensive when I hear people criticize UC3 or anything that seems to steer towards this kind of approach and experience. In this case, I made a comment that concerns a label, something I did not agree with bestowing but that 31(at count) did. What I feel is still the same, I also feel that, regardless of what it is called(as much as I may disagree) it does not change the quality that is found within the finished experience. All in all, when it comes down to it I think we all love Uncharted, just in different ways and for different reasons.

Also, I do not need 5 bubbles at my disposal to convey what I need to get across. Just one.
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kneon  +   1072d ago
You're right, it's just far to be good to be referred to as merely a game, but I can't come up with a better term.
h311rais3r  +   1072d ago
I never found uc3 all that "fun". It was entertaining but I beat it for the story "which was predictable and just to beat it. I loved 2 but 3 took it too far with the whole cinematic thing.
Sizzon  +   1072d ago
That's awesome! great to hear and it deserves it. Congrats to both Naughty Dog and Sony. And thanks for this amazing franchise.
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jthamind  +   1072d ago
sad to say i still haven't played this game, even though i absolutely loved the first two and platinum'd both of them. maybe i'll get it when the GotY edition comes out.
fucadastates  +   1072d ago
get this too then
Burning_Finger  +   1072d ago
2nd Best selling PSExclusive next to Gran Turismo.
jimbobwahey  +   1072d ago
I think MGS4 sold about 5 million or so didn't it?
fucadastates  +   1072d ago
over 6 million. konami said it when the series was inductet into some museum
jimbobwahey  +   1072d ago
..and they say PS3 exclusives don't sell ;D
Relientk77  +   1072d ago
Idk who they are but the whole PS3 exclusives dont sell a lot is a lie
Ares90  +   1072d ago
"they" are the xbots, so words from them should be ignored
andibandit  +   1071d ago
link me a software chart where a PS3 title sits at number 1. A chart that lists the other consoles as well.

i havent seen one yet but would love to see it.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   1072d ago
Congrats to ND. This is my favorite game series on Playstation, closely followed by God of War. I need to make time to finish UC3's campaign. So much gaming to do and so little time to do it.
NotSoSilentBob  +   1072d ago
Glad to see a New IP has established itself so well this Gen.
neutralgamer19  +   1072d ago
wow i still see the trolls seem to pop their head up in the Sony articles. You can hate it or love it but the myth that ps3 exclusives dont sell is a fanboy lie. UC series, Gran turismo GOW series and games like Journey all say hello amongst others.
ritsuka666  +   1072d ago

Last time I checked Halo 3 had surpassed 14 million copies sold worldwide(this happened in 2011). But having said that, I'm sure that most of the core Halo titles(1,2 and 3) have easily outsold any of those series combined(either Resistance 1+2 or Uncharted 1+2,Killzone 2,3,Litle big Planet etc) all by itself.
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Sevir  +   1072d ago
Please Tell us what other hardcore Xbox360 exclusive
Has Sold That much?...... And let's put this into perspective a bit. The PS brand has a racing game which has Sold those kind of numbers 5 times. :-) so go on and brag about Halo!
Lilioups  +   1071d ago
stop breaking our balls with your gaylo game seriously we dont care

fact is halo sell mroe cause its a fps and fps atracts kids LOTS of kids and we now the xbox 360 is a console made for kids.
Lilioups  +   1071d ago
when u surpass our racing game then come and say hi again
smashcrashbash  +   1072d ago
Yes, it's amazing how the well known trolls always flock to Sony articles like this. Units,h311rais3r and other, tons of trolls still fighting with a single bubble.Many of Sony's titles have out sold many of the 360s exclusives but people keep clinging to Halo and Gears for dear life.They still don't seem to realize how many titles they left out in the cold. What were the sales for Forza 4 and Alan Wake, the GT5 and Uncharted/Heavy Rain killers, again? I notice people avoid those conversations.
Prince_Dim-Lu  +   1072d ago
Misread the Title. Was going to say, that's great numbers finally for a PS3 exclusive. Thought it was just Uncharted 3. Then I read that once again... Sony is combining numbers with the whole franchise. 17 Million.... That's all for that many games?

Anyways... I read the title wrong. My bad.
BlackTar187  +   1072d ago
Halo 3 sold 8 million or something so I fail to see your point.
Prince_Dim-Lu  +   1072d ago
Really? What about Reach and the Gears games?

Sorry you're mad, but again, I thought it was for Uncharted 3. Not every Uncharted game combined. Who brags about that?

That's like Nintendo coming out and saying, well Mario Bros has sold 5 billion copies...if you combine all the games.

Anyways... it's ok. Uncharted is a great series. Sucks that it doesn't sell like it should.
BlackTar187  +   1072d ago
lol im not mad. far from it. the point was you were saying "that's great numbers finally for a PS3 exclusive" when i wanted to point out no 360 only game has hit that amount. so i didn't see your point.

your right a near 5million a release sales= not good to people who insist on lines like
"Was going to say, that's great numbers finally for a PS3 exclusive"
pandaboy  +   1072d ago
I think your comprehension of what it means to sell well is akin to a 3 year old.
solidworm  +   1072d ago
Well done ND, shame you fucked up the U3 mp so badly.
jimbobwahey  +   1072d ago
If you're not fond of the changes they made (kickbacks etc) then there is a barebones playlist you can play which is very similar to Uncharted 2. Maybe give that a try? You might like it.
TheLastGuardian  +   1071d ago
As someone who's spent over 185 hours playing Uncharted 3 multiplayer, I wholeheartedly disagree.
jc48573  +   1072d ago
just wondering if this is simply regular edition with dlc voucher just like Uncharted 2 GOTY was.
Nac  +   1072d ago
I'm really glad for the UC series. Favorite new series this gen. Amy Hennig set out to create one hell of an experience with UC3 and I believe that team did.
JonahFalcon  +   1072d ago
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insomnium2  +   1072d ago
I have way too many games so I haven't bought U3 yet. Now with this news I might get the goty edition down the road.
Relientk77  +   1072d ago
Well deserved to Naughty Dog

Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter, Uncharted

they make amazing games
TheModernKamikaze  +   1072d ago
Congrats ND,
:D Guess my patience is worth it.
M83_  +   1072d ago
Can't wait to get it!
I'd happily pay €50 for it, though I hope it's under €40!:P
When's it coming to Europe?
Bowzabub  +   1072d ago
I keep praying that ND makes a new Way of the Warrior game. Used to have a blast playing it.
josephayal  +   1071d ago
One of the best SELLING games of this GEN, only on PS3
TheUnbiasedLion  +   1071d ago
UC 3 can only truly be shown in full greatness in 3D, I dint have a 3D tv but my mate does and all I can say was WOW!
basilezz3030  +   1071d ago
awesome numbers
well deserved
Tommy334  +   1071d ago
360 excluives dont sell!!! The only ones that do are gears and halo. Alan wale,splintercell,fabel,crackd own,metro2033 etc. all sold like crap where as just about every ps3 exclusive like heavy rain,uncharted,little biglb the show, etc. have sold over 2million.
Sugreev2001  +   1071d ago
Enjoying Uncharted:Golden Abyss right now,and in my opinion it's better than the first...but not UC2 and UC3.
THILLREBORN  +   1071d ago
3 games and 17 million copies...and people act like Sony exclusive just don't sell...weird right lol

Before the flame comes I'm just pointing out and not trying to start anything
TheLastGuardian  +   1071d ago
Glad to see this incredible series get the success it deserves.

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