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Over 37 million players have downloaded Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Naughty Dog's final chapter featuring the exploits of Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, has been downloaded and played by over 37 million people, the developer has revealed.

It's been five years since the release of one of the PS4's biggest hits; Uncharted 4. To celebrate the half-decade birthday of one of the last generation's biggest PlayStation hits, developer Naughty Dog has published a special retrospective blog looking back on the game, sharing some behind-the-scenes notes from its production.

One of the most notable factoids in the article reveals that the game has been experienced by over 37 million players around the world – not bad for a platform-exclusive game.

"We’ve been honored by the reception Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has received from you, the community, fans, and players," says Naughty Dog's Dinah Bakeer in the blog. "As of 2021, over 37 million individual players have downloaded and experienced Nathan Drake’s ultimate adventure."

Impressive, right? It should be noted that not all of these players will have explicitly purchased the game; Uncharted 4 came to PS Plus in April last year, and the title is available as part of the PS Plus collection, too.

Sales numbers aside, though, those metrics demonstrate considerable reach – considering the PlayStation 4 has sold over 110 million units, we can estimate almost a third of all PS4 owners have played Uncharted 4. That's a good attach rate.

The game's path to launch wasn't easy; it survived more than a few delays and even lost a few copies to theft, but it was all worth it if the critical reception is anything to go by.

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Dom is a veteran video games critic with 11 years' experience in the games industry. A published author and consultant that has written for NME, Red Bull, Samsung, Xsolla, Daily Star, GamesRadar, Tech Radar, and many more. They also have a column about games and music at The Guardian.