The Last of Us sells 3.4 million, hailed as a success

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Naught Dog’s The Last of Us is an incredible experience, and one of the very best games of this generation. Sony’s now confirmed that they’ve sold 3.4 million copies as of 3 July – making it the fastest selling PlayStation 3 game this year.

3.4 million just under a month is not bad at all, and pretty much matches the performance of the recent Tomb Raider reboot – which Square Enix considered to be a bit of a flop, highlighting the fact that their expectations were perhaps just a tad high. Of course, it’s worth noting that Tomb Raider was released on 3 platforms while the Last of Us was exclusive to just one – but I think it’s all balanced by the fact that the Tomb Raider figures did not include digital copies, while these The Last of Us figures do. 

Sony worldwide studios boss Shuhei Yoshida is pretty pleased with The Last of Us’ performance.

“These sales figures are a testament to the blockbuster quality of The Last of Us,” he said “The teams at Naughty Dog are true visionaries and their storytelling capabilities are second to none, this title is an undisputed demonstration of that.

“SCE continues to be committed to delivering unique gameplay experiences that redefine the interactive entertainment industry and The Last of Us is a perfect example.”

We thought The Last of Us was pretty darned good – and if you haven’t played it yet, you really should. Beg, steal, or borrow – but make sure you play it.

Last Updated: July 9, 2013

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.

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