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Fastest Selling New Software Title in the History of PlayStation(R)3, and Fastest Selling PlayStation(R)3 Title of 2013

TOKYO, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that the global sales of The Last of Us(TM) exceeded 3.4 million units(*1) as of July 3rd. This remarkable sales figure was achieved in less than 3 weeks since the global launch on June 14(th) . The PlayStation(R)3 (PS3(R)) exclusive title -- released to universal critical acclaim -- has surpassed all sales expectations to become the fastest-selling PS3 title of 2013(*2) .

The Last of Us delivers an evocative journey of survival in a world radically transformed, twenty years after a virulent pandemic of the cordyceps fungus has ravaged the human population. The rich story provides a realistic experience that explores the depths of humanity through main characters Joel and Ellie. Their journey is rife with emotionally charged moments as the narrative centers on themes of survival, loyalty, love and redemption.

"These sales figures are a testament to the blockbuster quality of The Last of Us," said Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios. "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."


*1 Including both Blu-ray(TM) disc sell-in number and download version
*2 As of July 3(rd)



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It better have sold a lot. It's a great game on a console with 78 million owners, if it didn't, I would be disappointed!

Beat me to it because I went looking for a non-neogaf source

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Ask me about being an elitist jerk

Time for hype

leatherhat said:
Beat me to it because I went looking for a non-neogaf source


I always do that, then end up losing

so i decided to just post the damn thing this time :P



Shipped plus digital downloads. Not surprising.

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This has to be one of the fastest selling new IPs this gen, possibly ever.

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Incredible. I for one purchased it digitally. Went to 3 different stores in my area and they were all sold out =/

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kowenicki said:
Shipped plus digital downloads. Not surprising.

Nothing surprises you kownicki lol

 

Anyways good to see it selling nicely I will admit I was surprised, even though it review really well I was expecting around 800k first week maybe 1 million second week etc has really impressed me.



kowenicki said:
Shipped plus digital downloads. Not surprising.


i guess they count even the shipped digital for their online store... those numbers mean literally nothing....



must-have-list for platforms i don't own yet:

WiiU: Donkey Kong

XBone: Dead Rising 3, Ryse

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One of the best game of the generation.

All the sales are totally deserved.