With the release of The Last of Us Part I, The video game industry has been infected with a virus, only it won’t turn you into a clicker. Instead, the public has taken advantage of these last few days to turn Naughty Dog’s work into a sensation. One of the conversations we’ve seen talks about the total sales of the entire series, and after looking at these numbers, It’s no surprise that PlayStation considers this one of its biggest properties.
Through his official Twitter account, Benji Sales, an industry analyst, has shared a series of quite interesting data related to the sales of The Last of Us, its remastering and sequel.
During its launch in 2013, The Last of Us for PS3 managed to sell 1.3 million units. Later, this number increased to 3.4 for its third week on the market. By 2018, the game managed to amass 17 million units. The last number that was shared indicates that Counting here and its 2014 remastering, Naughty Dog’s work has sold more than 20 million copies to date.
With The Last of Us Part I Releasing tomorrow, here’s a Franchise Sales History
The Last of Us
• 1.3m in 7 Days
• 3.4m in 3 weeks
• 17m in 5 years
• 20m+ Lifetime (including Remaster)
The Last of Us Part II
• 4m+ in 3 days (Biggest PlayStation Launch ever)
• 10m+ Lifetime pic.twitter.com/kC4whNE7hH
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) September 1, 2022
For its part, The Last of Us Part II it had the biggest launch ever for a PlayStation property with four million units in just three days. Two years after its release on PS4, the sequel has reached 10 million units, substantially multiplying what its predecessor achieved.
Although at the moment it is too early to know the performance of The Last of Us Part I, it is very likely that its first sales will be higher than what was recorded with the original launch, but they won’t top what the sequel spawned. We can only wait for PlayStation to share official information, either during a shareholders’ meeting, or in a statement.
In related topics, you can check our review of The Last of Us Part I here. Similarly, fans are not happy with the special editions of this game.
Via: Benji Sales