Uncharted series sells 13 million, says Sony

Monday, 5th December 2011 15:54 GMT By Johnny Cullen

The Uncharted series as a whole has sold 13 million units, SCEA has said.

The figure was given by product marketing manager Asad Quizilbash in an interview with IndustryGamers.

Following a titleless reveal at E3 2006, the first Uncharted, Drake’s Fortune, released on PS3 in November 2007.

Its sequel Among Thieves, which arrived in November 2009, propelled the series and developer Naughty Dog to never-before seen heights.

Followup Drake’s Deception launched last month, selling 3.8 million units in its first day alone.

A spin-off, Golden Abyss, will launch as a launch title for PlayStation Vita on December 17 in Japan and February 22 in Europe.



  1. Lounds

    A lot more than Killzone.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Razor

    Congrats. Great series.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Gama_888

    @2 Quality over quantity.

    Surely the large potion of this is Uc3. 3.8 mill in its first day, sales must be up to about 5/6 mill by now? which leaves the other 2 with 7 mill to split between them.

    And imo the spike in sales for Uc3 is definitely down to Sony’s new marketing campaign. Making great games simply isnt enough, you need to show the public these great games. And thats what there they are FINALLY doing
    And just recently Sony’s ads are fucking A*
    Cant wait to start seeing the ads for Vita next year

    Saw one of them the other day for a bundle of ps3,uc3,fifa12,gt5 and Bf3 for £260 i think it was?
    Now thats a fucking bundle an half!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Lounds

    @3 that is a bargin.

    Shame BF3 plays better on PC.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Gama_888

    @4 **rolls eyes**

    We knowwwww………..

    im still getting it on ps3 for crimbo though, dont have a computer capable of it and im a console gamer until i, or the consoles, die :)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Units

    @3Gama_888 Those 3.8 mill are shipped to retailer not sold to consumers

    Asad Quizilbash: As we reported, day one we shipped over 3.8 Million copies of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Gama_888

    @6 f.e but these 13 mill are Sold.
    Says it quite explcitly. and if it shipped 3.8 mill for launch i would imagine it has sold at least 4/5 mill by now right?

    Which actually divides the whole 13 mill up pretty evenly between the 3 games meaning Uc3 at the moment has caught up with the total sales of the first 2 After only a month on sale, so theres still a spike in sales for Uc3 compared to the first 2.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    13 million? Gratz. Very fast.

    #8 3 years ago

    Less than the Gears series.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. OrbitMonkey

    ^ And your point in comparing how these 2 vastly different games sold is?

    #10 3 years ago
  11. RandomTiger

    @10 Platform exclusive (PC aside I guess), 3 games each. 13 mill is impressive.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Colin Gallacher


    I think a lot of that comes down to marketing. Gears was the 360′s first ‘killer app’ and MS marketed it everywhere. Cinemas, tv, radio, newspapers. I don’t remember seeing Uncharted marketing, on such a grand scale, in the UK around it’s release.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. lurkert

    @7 Everything Sony says or releases about sales is always sold to retailers.

    Good numbers nonetheless, the franchise deserves every bit of em.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. NiceFellow

    Pretty good and only going to get better I guess as that only included the initial launch for Uncharted 3 so the final tally for all three should be a fair bit more when all is said and done.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. KAP

    Congratz great achievement indeed. Take that shaved head space marines with angry aliens to shoot!

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Dannybuoy

    Well deserved. Great series. I found U3 pretty dull until after the Chateau then it just became loads of fun. Very enjoyable indeed. Let’s hope the series sells another 13 million.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. speedxl01

    Well deserved!! I hope they sell a lot more, this game is great!

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Cygnar

    You sure showed us. Why play all the good games when we can find the most popular one and just play that?

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Charlie Sheen

    @19 cool story bro, tell me it again?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. lexph3re

    Hey Cygnar do you own a Droid phone or an Iphone?

    #20 3 years ago
  21. OrbitMonkey

    Is there a post missing in this thread?

    #21 3 years ago
  22. daytripper

    Congrats Naughty Dog, great series

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Cygnar

    I have an Android, mostly because of my carrier, but I’m not sure if I would go with an iPhone or not if I had the choice. I really don’t use my phone for much aside from calls.

    The original post 18 said that Halo 3 sold more copies than the Uncharted series and pasted an enormous ASCII picture of the “troll face” from 4chan.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Charlie Sheen

    @24 4chan is coming, look busy.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. sg1974

    @10 His point is that he’s an habitual anti-PS3 troll who spends much of his time commenting by attacking people he complains are, er, trolls.

    #25 3 years ago

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