The Last of Us passes 3.4 million sales worldwide

Tuesday, 9th July 2013 08:43 GMT By Dave Cook

The Last of Us has smashed through 3.4 million sales as of July 3, just three weeks since the game launched on June 14, and Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has praised Naughty Dog’s effort in celebration.

Eurogamer reports that the milestone makes The Last of Us the fastest-selling PS3 title of 2013.

In a statement, Yoshida said, “These sales figures are a testament to the blockbuster quality of The Last of Us. 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 has currently held the top spot in the UK game charts for four consecutive weeks, and according to Eurogamer is has out-performed both Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves so far.

Have you been playing The Last of Us? What do you think? Let us know below.



  1. Clupula

    I’m still waiting for my friend to buy it for me as a late birthday gift. I should probably get on him about that.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. RandomTiger

    Is at enough to break even these days with just a high budget title?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. KAP


    Leave it to one of us to sound negetive over this news, Congrats Naughty Dog. You deserved great sale numbers, 3.4M in less then a month is incredible for a new IP.. and by the end of this year this title will definitely make twice that.

    As for The Last Of Us, I’d go as far as to say its my personal game of this generation. Without a shadow of doubt. One of the best games I’ve ever played since SOTC….

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Clupula

    @2 – You do realize it hasn’t even been out a month yet, right? There are more sales of the game to come. You act as if the every sale after today suddenly does count.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Ge0force

    Congratz Naughty Dog! Again you’ve prooved yourself as best dev of this generation!

    #5 1 year ago
  6. tezzer1985

    Congratz Naughty Dog, this is properly my best game this gen.

    @2 Naughty Dog is set up differently to most developers, they help develope the ICE engine that Sony developers use, so unlike Tomb Raider were they made their engine from strach, and properly had to recoup the engine development cost, ND benefit from using the same engine a 4th time, which is cost effective I imagine.

    Anyway great game, on my 2nd play through.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Tearsir

    Finished on Sunday. One of top games of this generation, maybe in the top 3.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. dravenkaze

    Great game epic even, cant wait for the 2nd

    #8 1 year ago
  9. kingy

    Well done naughty dog they never fail to impress

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Max Payne

    3.4 mills ? Obviously flop.

    -Square Enix

    #10 1 year ago
  11. ps3fanboy

    This is good news but i am still waiting for that sweet goty edition, before i buy the game.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Yoshi

    I’m still in need to pick this up :)

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Dimaco

    Once again, this is well deserved.
    Naughty dog invested in a new IP and proved its uniqueness with a game that surpasses (imho) the Uncharted saga… and that tells a lot!

    #13 1 year ago
  14. redwood

    @kap you and me both

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Max Pain

    @10 yo brother…

    The last of us is indeed a great game and deserves everything it gets.

    hmm its already been 3 weeks..

    maybe i should play it again on a harder difficulty =)

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Lv01

    massive congrats to Naughty Dog, and truly deserved. what a game. in obvious general agreement, this is the game of this generation.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. loveaya

    Congratulations to Naughty Dog, it proves that only new IP could atrract more consumers.So Santa Monica, please stop developping new GOW, that’s enough.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. YoungZer0

    Thank god Square Enix didn’t publish this game, otherwise it would be failure.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. salarta

    @10: Because unlike Squeenix, they didn’t have to spend insane amounts of money on both years of development and advertising in order to get enough people to buy The Last Of Us to reach that number of sales.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. The_Red

    I really REALLY hope that this encourages them to make even more new IPs instead of sequels. Sony made a lot of mistakes with PS3 but reliance on new IPs was not one of them.

    When a new console comes out, Nintendo always goes for Mario, Zelda and stuff like that to such degree that something like Pikmin THREE is seen as fresh. MS does the same with Halo and Forza.
    Sony on the other hand, didn’t just do a new Spyro and Crash for PS2. They went for Ratchet & Jak. With PS3, we didn’t get a Jak 3. Instead, there was a new IP in form of Uncharted. Insomniac did the same and made Resistance.

    It’s kinda sad how PS4 is going the MS and Nintendo route with more of the same IPs. Killzone and Infamous look nice but we need new things for a new gen. Knack and DriveClub are a decent start but neither one looks especially great.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. DrDamn

    PS3 launched with Genji, Resistance, NBA ’07 and Untold Legends from Sony. Uncharted was a year after launch. Sony have a decent number of games including new IP for release in the first year. Some will be Uncharteds and some will be Genjis. :)

    MS are making a decent effort of supporting new IP for the launch year too. Project Spark, Titan Fall, Ryse, Lococycle amongst others. Again some of those will be Halos and some not so much.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. fihar

    Ah, this is the first time I’ve heard of that engine thing.
    This will be the standard for the future I assume.

    Say what you want about CoD and AC, those two series are the shining example in how you keep costs to a minimum.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. The_Red

    True. My point wasn’t just about launch games but how established teams within a publisher could work on new IPs for new generation. Suckerpunch had Sly Cooper on PS2 but they didn’t use Sly for their first PS3 title. Same for Naughty Dog, Evolution and Insomniac.

    The problem with MS is that only Project Spark is their game. Neither the team behind Titanfall or Ryse is their studio (I know Insomniac is also at odds here but still :) ). The MS studios that made Halo and Forza for last gen, are once again making Halo and Forza. Same goes for Sony and studios behind Infamous and Killzone.

    I really REALLY hope that Naughty Dog and Sony Santa Monica have new stuff rather than 4s for GOW and U.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. redwood

    @red.. LoU is one game which is would love to see a sequel of..

    #24 1 year ago
  25. redwood

    and no I havnt seen the ending yet.. so please no spoilers

    #25 1 year ago
  26. DrDamn

    I think Sony are maybe going for more of a balance this time though. They went too far the other way last time and it was a while before it paid off. How long was it before they got some of their more established franchises like GoW3, KZ2 and GT5 out? Too long.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. The_Red

    Haven’t played the game yet but still think the same creative minds behind TLOU could do much more rather than stay in this universe. That said, maybe it can get a great sequel. Without sequels, there wouldn’t be SF2, MK2, HL2, RE2 and many other gems.

    Great point. Having Uncharted, Resistance and MotorStorm was indeed a huge risk and it only fully paid off for U. That said, I was hoping to see at least one strong new IP from old teams. I love Evolution but DriveClub looks bad. Knack is interesting but that’s it. The Order is the closest thing we got to a super exciting new IP from a great team. Hopefully it works out and we get a lot of new IPs in the league of Uncharted and less will end up as Genjis :)

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Bleener

    @2 Naughty Dog has never spend more then 30 million on production budgets for their PS3 games. UC1 was 20 million, UC2 was around 20 million, UC3 was mid 20′s, I doubt TLoU spent more or much more

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Solist

    Best game of this generation for me across all platforms. Would I like to revisit the world ND created? Absolutely. Do I need to see a direct sequel, not at all. Great ending, games don’t do this enough these days.

    Great article about the ending of Last of Us at Kotaku – DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED THE GAME!

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Cort

    A masterpiece. Easily the video game of this generation from easily the best dev on the planet.

    Now where’s my Uncharted 4?

    #30 1 year ago
  31. manamana

    @16 … you mean like Tomb Raider, which is still in the top10 … ?!

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Lengendaryboss

    I would just ignore him, he spreads negativity everywhere he comments and honestly i don’t think he likes or plays video games. Your just giving the troll what he wants.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. salarta

    @32: Largely because of a mix of overhyping and continuous price cuts. Most games don’t drop down to half their initial price or more after a mere couple months. Right now a physical copy of the game sells for $30 on Amazon as Amazon’s official price when its initial price was $50, and that’s not including the constant sales putting it even lower.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. zoopdeloop

    after you watch the ending you’ll feel that it doesn’t need to but at the same time you wouldn’t bother knowing what will happen next.
    the world and story in TLOU has much more potential for a continuation than Uncharted.(which in my opinion didn’t deserved so many sequels)ND could easily go with another set of characters in the same world

    #34 1 year ago

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