Much to the surprise of no one, Naughty Dog’s critically-adorned actioner Uncharted 4 is off to a flyer, selling 2.7 million copies during launch week and becoming the fastest selling first-party PS4 title yet.
Word of the sequel’s record-breaking sales first emerged late last week, when it was revealed that sales of A Thief’s End – held up as Nathan Drake’s undisputed swan song – were up 66 percent over its immediate predecessor, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
Taking to PlayStation Blog to make the announcement was Asad Qizlbash, Marketing Manager at SCEA, who revealed that Uncharted 4 is now “the fastest-selling PS4 first party title to-date.” Adding to this, the company’s Chairman Shawn Layden stated:
“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.”
Despite its relative success, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was unable to topple the sales milestone achieved by Uncharted 3, which reportedly shipped 3.8 million copies on launch day back in 2011. Given that it launched towards the end of the PlayStation 3’s lifecycle, and therefore to a much larger console audience, it’s hardly surprising when the two sequels are stacked together.
Either way, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a sales juggernaut for both Sony and Naughty Dog. And once the furore begins to settle, we can surely expect to hear details regarding the game’s mysterious single-player DLC.
Source: PlayStation Blog