The Last of Us Thumped First Uncharted's Launch Sales by a Factor of Five
Posted by Sammy Barker
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?