Uncharted 4 sold 2.7 million copies in its launch week

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Uncharted 4 is a pretty damned good game. Naughty Dog’s latest bit of technical and story-telling wizardry has wowed (most) critics, and struck a chord with gamers at the same time. The last game in Nathan Drake’s adventures is a fitting end. And it’s also doing really, really well.

According to Sony, Uncharted 4 sold over 2.7 million copies in its first week of release. According to a press release, the Sell-through numbers (that’s sold to consumers, not sitting in warehouses) of the game exceeded 2.7 million copies by May 16th.

“Thank you to the team at Naughty Dog for delivering Uncharted 4, a stunning experience that sets a new bar for interactive entertainment. We are thrilled so many gamers have taken this journey with Nathan Drake and look forward to continuing to deliver epic gaming experiences available only on PlayStation,” said Shawn Layden, Chairman, Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios in the Press Release.

That’s a pretty staggering number of copies of a single game on a single platform, but it’s not especially surprising.

As we said in our review:

“There’s no cheap set-up for a sneaky sequel, no cliffhanger ending. Just the door fittingly closing on a series of great – if unfortunate – adventures. While I wouldn’t go so far as to call Uncharted 4 the greatest game that’s ever been made, it is indeed a remarkable one, and undoubtedly the best the Uncharted series has to offer.”

We have no idea what the sales tally looks like now, two weeks since release.

Last Updated: May 23, 2016

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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