Following news that The Last of Us Part 2 has become the UK’s fastest-selling PS4 exclusive, PlayStation has announced that The Last of Us Part 2 is now officially the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive ever! From June 19-21, the game sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, beating out previous record-holder, Final Fantasy VII Remake which sold 3.5 million units in its first three days.
Regarding the game’s sales success, Naughty Dog Vice President, Neil Druckmann said:
“We are so immensely grateful to the millions of fans around the world that have played The Last of Us Part II and shared their experiences with us over the last week. We set out to tell a new kind of story, one that deals with difficult themes and would challenge you in unexpected ways. Hearing how the experience has resonated with so many of you and witnessing the type of thoughtful discussions it has sparked has been so incredible. We’ve also been so inspired by your creativity — whether it’s your gorgeous Photo Mode shots, jaw-dropping gameplay GIFs, or the songs you’ve recorded using Ellie’s guitar.
The Last of Us Part II was made possible thanks to the efforts of the hundreds of talented and passionate developers here at Naughty Dog. We can imagine no greater honor than seeing that same passion mirrored by the people playing it. Thank you for helping us reach this amazing milestone.”
The game’s sales success isn’t exactly a surprise, especially considering that it’s a sequel to one of the most acclaimed games of all time; not to mention that it received glowing reviews from critics. The Last of Us Part 2’s success also means that the review bombing and general hate directed towards the game did little to impact its launch sales.
For more on The Last of Us Part 2, check out our full review of the game HERE. And in case you missed it, did you know that lots of Filipino developers helped in making The Last of Us Part 2.
Source: PlayStation Blog