Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed today that the global sales of PS3 exclusive ‘The Last of Us’ has exceeded 3.4 million units as of July 3rd. This sales figure was achieved in less than 3 weeks since the global launch on June 14, 2013.
The PS3 exclusive was released to almost perfect scores across the board and, “surpassed all sales expectations to become the fastest-selling PS3 title of 2013,” according to Sony’s press-release sent out this morning (Tuesday).
The story of ‘The Last of Us’ is a journey “of survival in a world radically transformed, twenty years after a virulent pandemic of the cordyceps fungus has ravaged the human population,” states Sony. The company goes on to say that the story, “provides a realistic experience that explores the depths of humanity through main characters Joel and Ellie. Their journey is rife with emotionally charged moments as the narrative centers 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.”
Sales are including both Blu-ray disc sell-in number and download version as of July 3rd