The Last of Us Exceeds 3.4 Million Units In Sales Worldwide
Sony confirmed today that the global sales for the PlayStation 3-exclusive game from Naughty Dog, The Last of Us, has exceeded 3.4 million units in sales as of July 3. The sales figure was met in less than three weeks since its global launch on June 14, 2013.
The PS3-exclusive title met both critical and popular acclaim upon its release, seeing near-perfect scores across the board and “surpassed all sales expectations to become the fastest-selling PS3 title of 2013,” according to a press release sent out today by the publisher.
In The Last of Us, players take on the role of Joel, a man tasked with the protection of a young girl named Ellie as they venture across a post-apocalyptic United States that’s been rendered inhospitable to human life by a strange disease taking the form of the cordyceps fungus, which turns humans into mindless husks—zombies, in other words.
Not so much a zombie shooter as it is an interactive drama, The Last of Us centers upon the trials and tribulations of Joel and Ellie as they explore the depths of humanity through emotionally charged moments centering on themes of survival, loyalty, love, and redemption.
“These sales figures are a testament to the blockbuster quality of The Last of Us,” said Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios. “The teams at Naughty Dog are true visionaries and their storytelling capabilities are second to none, this title is an undisputed demonstration of that. SCE continues to be committed to delivering unique gameplay experiences that redefine the interactive entertainment industry and The Last of Us is a perfect example.”
The game is currently available on sale on Blu-Ray as well as digital through the PlayStation Network.