Considering the hype that was for The Last of Us Part 2, we anticipated great sales for the Naughty Dog game and, indeed, Sony has reported that the PS4 exclusive has already exceeded 4 million copies sold.
This figure will be significantly higher, since according to the entry in the PlayStation Blog, this figure only counts the units sold until June 21, including the opening weekend to become the best-selling exclusive in history (from PS4 at least).
“Naughty Dog has created an experience that truly transcends the category with The Last of Us Part II. They have honed their craft for years and have once again set a new bar for what is possible through interactive entertainment. The Last of Us Part II represents large scale innovation in gaming with a great blend of excellent gameplay mechanics and masterful storytelling. All of this came together to deliver a generation-defining experience and the fastest-selling first-party PS4 exclusive.”
Neil Druckmann, Vice President of Naughty Dog and Director of The Last of Us Part 2, also wanted to share a message of thanks to fans:
“We are so immensely grateful to the millions of fans around the world that have played The Last of Us Part II and shared their experiences with us over the last week. We set out to tell a new kind of story, one that deals with difficult themes and would challenge you in unexpected ways. Hearing how the experience has resonated with so many of you and witnessing the type of thoughtful discussions it has sparked has been so incredible. We’ve also been so inspired by your creativity — whether it’s your gorgeous Photo Mode shots, jaw-dropping gameplay GIFs, or the songs you’ve recorded using Ellie’s guitar.”
It should be remembered that the season of PS4 exclusives has not come to an end, since in the next few days Marvel’s Iron Man VR will arrive on July 3 and Ghost of Tsushima shortly after on July 17.