Sony announced that The Last of Us 2, which was released on June 19, made a 4-million circulation in the first three days from the start. The game received the status of the fastest-selling exclusive title of PS4.
On the official PlayStation Blog, the Senior Vice President of PlayStation Worldwide Marketing, Eric Lempel, has shared this information, thanking everyone by stating the following.
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.
Prior to this, the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive was the Final Fantasy VII Remake; it made a 3.5-million run in the first three days from the start. The third place in the opening run is occupied by the superhero blockbuster Marvel’s Spider-Man: in the first three days, it was bought by 3.3 million gamers.
Neil Druckmann, director of The Last of Us 2, also wanted to express his message with the fans of The Last of Us 2:
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.
The first part of The Last of Us, which was released in 2013 on the PlayStation 3, was able to sell 3.4 million copies in only the first three weeks.
The Last of Us 2 is now available on PlayStation 4.