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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

16 Comments

  1. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 23, 2016 at 17:02

    The worst thing about this game is that it ends eventually, visually nothing comes close to this. Maybe Witcher 3 or Bloodborne but nothing else

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    • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

      May 23, 2016 at 17:34

      Honestly, those people who say this game is too long or that it drags on.. well they’re idiots.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 23, 2016 at 17:55

        People said that? O_o

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 23, 2016 at 18:25

          I think he meant morons…

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 24, 2016 at 07:38

            XD

    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 23, 2016 at 18:25

      From what I’ve seen, the physics look amazing, they really went all out to push the ps4 to its max, as in, if they pushed it any more it’d turn into a collection of broken and compressed electronic components sparking every now and then…

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 24, 2016 at 07:38

        Finished the game last night, first Doom and now this. What a great month for the PS4

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 24, 2016 at 08:01

          I haven’t had the chance to purchase either of those, though I’m strongly considering getting U4 very soon…

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  2. Strawman Jim

    May 23, 2016 at 19:06

    “This here is what you call DOMINATION”

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 24, 2016 at 07:39

      I bet he declares those shoulders as carry on at airports O_o

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  3. oVg whippersnapper

    May 24, 2016 at 09:20

    Cant believe they scrapped 8 months worth of work because the original director decided to leave. So they brought in The Last of Us team. You can tell. I love it.

    The Last of Uncharted. 😛

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  4. oVg whippersnapper

    May 24, 2016 at 09:29

    How cool are the achievements? I got the stage fright one by pure luck. I went for another drink at the same spot where the game crashed during the E3 demo. The achievement popped up. Still need to find the dolphins.

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    • iusedtobe(a)regular

      May 24, 2016 at 12:00

      I didnt know there was that trophy, I will have to go and have a look.

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  5. oVg whippersnapper

    May 24, 2016 at 09:30

    People are already calling the game SJW LOL

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  6. Brandon van Reenen

    May 24, 2016 at 11:30

    I’ve been playing it. But after not spending too much time with the game, it feels like it’s already to quick to play.

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  7. iusedtobe(a)regular

    May 24, 2016 at 12:02

    I was dragging my feet toward the end of this game, really emotional.

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