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The Last of Us Thumped First Uncharted's Launch Sales by a Factor of Five

Posted by Sammy Barker

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We already know that The Last of Us has got off to a stellar start in the UK, but just how well did it sell during its first weekend on the market? Eurogamer.net reports that the title stomped the launch sales of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune by a whopping five times. It also beat out Uncharted 2: Among Thieves’ opening tally.

However, the title didn’t quite topple Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception’s debut – though that game did release earlier in the week, giving it a few extra days to sell additional copies. It also deployed in the busy November period, a timeframe when people are more prone to purchase big games for holiday gifts.

We’ll have to wait for more information before we can declare the title a success, but the signs are looking positive, aren’t they? Who said that you can’t launch a new property at the end of a system’s lifespan, again?

[via eurogamer.net]

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rjejr

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rjejr said:

So is that a good or bad? I can't find an actual single number anywhere.

Here's some randomly hypothetical numbers off the top of my head until I can find some real numbers.

UC1 - 1 million units sold, 5 million PS3 in homes worldwide = 20% of base
LoU - 5x = 5 million units, 70 million PS3 in homes worldwide = 7% of base

These are all made up, I'm not saying any of them are approaching anything near reality. I hated most of Uncharted though so I'm fine w/ this being 5x better.

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