Over 1 million The Last of Us Remastered copies sold

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By all accounts, The Last of Us is a pretty good game. I liked it, and I liked it even more when it was remastered for the PlayStation 4. It still had its issues but with the magic afforded me by foresight, I knew to expect them and not be let down by little world and immersion-breaking quirks. It seems quite a number of new PlayStation 4 owners think its a good game too; over a million copies of the thing have been sold to date.

Now while 1 million copies sold may not sound impressive in an era where Tomb Raider needed to sell 5 million copies just to break even, realise that the install bases for these newer consoles isn’t all that high yet; one in ten PS4 owners owns a copy of The Last of Us. Plus, it’s a remaster of a game and that number was reached in a month.

The tally was confirmed by Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida in his presentation at Sony’s pre-TGS conference earlier this week. The Last of Us Remastered joins a handful of other first-party PS4 games that have reached the milestone; Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall and infamous:Second Son.

Knack’s success, however, may be down to the fact that at launch, it was included as a pack in with the PS4 in Japan. That poor game has been given a terrible rap. I quite like Mark Cerny’s old-school platformer though. It may have lacked modern embellishments, but it very much reminded me of the stuff I loved playing on the PlayStation 2. Of the games that have hit a million, it’s the one I’d most want a sequel for.

Last Updated: September 2, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    Shame you’re always getting shot down. You never say its bad just overrated even though no one gets overrated != bad.
    In anycase, YOU SUCK FOR SAYING THIS GAME IS BAD!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I’ll stand with Geoff, I don’t believe it’s very good.

      • Fool, FOOL!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          YOUR FACE IS A FOOL!

  • L337J1MB0B

    I liked Knack as well but I’d like an Infamous sequel way WAY more.

  • Spaffy

    So overrated.

  • OvG is sop happy about this. Sod has played the game through about 20 times.

    • Hammersteyn

      What’s “sop” precious? The staple of OVGs diet? Him being old as he is. Also where is he? I miss his rants

      • Lol 🙂 He had to move tables, so now manager can see what he’s doing. Apparently his work productivity has gone up 700% 😛

        • Hammersteyn

          That’s probably one of my silent fears, having to move where they can see my screen.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            That would be a tough choice, sit with other people & have company but have my screen open, or move back to my own office upstairs away from everyone else. That’s what it’s like at our JHB office – everyone sits in a big open plan office with no dividers.

          • Sounds like hell 0_O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Yes, I said JHB 😉

          • Spaffy

            I’ve mastered the alt-tab buttons

          • Mossel

            Alt+tab straight to excel! Doesn’t even have to be work related. Works 100% of the time. Unless your excel spreadsheet is empty.

          • Brady miaau

            my office has a screen to the office window policy. yay

      • Kensei Seraph

        Significant Operating Protocol.

        • Hammersteyn

          Hahaha

          • Kensei Seraph

            I think it’s a military term.

  • Jac7

    A header poking fun at the expense of the writer? Good day to you sir!

    • I think that’s a header poking fun at Geoff who keeps saying the game is overrated, clearly no damn taste!

    • If I can’t laugh at myself, I’d feel a little bad about laughing at Darryn.

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        XD

  • Rock789

    I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into this – the narrative and story is awesome and the visuals simply stunning.

    Now if I can just get over my Diablo 3 addiction which seems to have gotten ahold of me!

    • I really need a PS4…

      • Rock789

        Yes… Yes you do! Buy one now, peasant! 😉 🙂 😛

  • Mossel

    This game is seriously making me consider a PS4. Dammit. First I would need a TV. There goes my entire bonus 3 months before I even get it.

    • Spaffy

      Yea, I’ve been considering the PS4 for awhile now.
      Just lurking, watching the prices drop etc.

      • Mossel

        haha me too man! Hoping for some awesome special with two games that I want and cant get on PC. The only thing holding me back is the fact that games cost R700 each, that’s hectic.

        • Spaffy

          Same here.
          Buy Food. Buy a Game. Food. Game.
          I’d starve.

        • FoxOneZA

          You can hook your console up to a monitor. Just saying 😛

          • Mossel

            Yeah I know, but then I’d just play on the PC if I’m gonna sit there anyway. The whole idea of a console for me is to lay on the couch in front of a large TV!

          • FoxOneZA

            I get what you mean coz that’s why I hooked the PC up to my TV and got a wireless XBox controller. Gaming on a 100hz LED TV is much better and smoother than my monitor.

          • Spaffy

            That’s exactly how I play

          • Mossel

            Haha I’ve been scouring the last hour on the interwebz for a nice TV! 100Hz would definitely be awesome, my monitor is just 60Hz! I have everything…just need the TV to hook it up to!

      • Brady miaau

        If you are a Blue Bank customer and have their rewards problem (Edit I meant program, crap) and have points, it sell for about R6000 in Blue Bank points

        • Spaffy

          I’m not, but I see FNB has a similar offering…

          • Anonymous

            Was starring at that FNB one last week, actually had enough points. WAS VERY TEMPTING.

          • Spaffy

            My points are not quite there yet

    • Jonah Cash

      it is worth getting a PS4 for!! I bought this version and I never played this on PS3… This game has the best story in a game for the last 10-20 years in my opinion!!! It went straight to number 2 on my list of all time favourites….

      • Kensei Seraph

        What’s number 1

        • Jonah Cash

          Resident Evil 2… My first game on a CD… I will never forget my experience with RE2 on my PS1!! The game that can top that would have to be uber epic!!

      • Mossel

        Dammit… *starts plotting a heist*

  • Hammersteyn

    Will buy it again, one day. If only I knew it was coming to PS4 before hand

  • Kensei Seraph

    This gets my vote for Header of the Month.

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