Uncharted 4 Sold Over 2 Million Copies in the First Week

Posted by | May 23, 2016 | News, PlayStation 4 | No Comments
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Today Sony proudly announced that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has become the fastest-selling Playstation 4 title to-date. The first party title sold over 2.7 million copies in just one week. That number includes both Blu-ray disc and digital sales worldwide.

“A huge congratulations goes out to Naughty Dog for an incredible feat,” posted Sony Marketing Manager Asad Qizibash. “The success of the game is a testament to the caliber of the team and their unwavering commitment to their fans. Naughty Dog has constructed an adrenaline-pumping, thrilling, and beautifully written culmination to Nathan Drake’s adventures.”

Pixelkin’s Nicole reviewed Uncharted 4 and gave it a big thumbs up. “It’s got everything I love about games wrapped up in one beautiful experience.”

The Uncharted series began life on the Playstation 3 in 2007. The AAA action-adventure series has enjoyed multi-million dollar sales and critical acclaim ever since.

Sony developer Naughty Dog had taken a break from Uncharted to make The Last of Us. Like Uncharted, The Last of Us followed a character-driven story with high production values. It was released on PS3 in 2013, breaking sales number records. It received a PS4 remastered edition in 2014.

With success, sequels often follow. It will be interesting if Uncharted 4 is indeed the final tale of Nathan Drake. Many considered Uncharted 3 a fitting end to the series at the time. A remastered collection of the first three Uncharted games was released on Playstation 4 last year, titled Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.

A film adaptation of Uncharted is scheduled to to be released in Summer of 2017, but casting and director have yet to be announced.

Eric Watson

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Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.