Sony has just announced that The Last of Us sales has exceeded 3.4 million units worldwide. The game is currently selling at a rate of million units per week and these sales figures are up to July 3rd.
The game is the fastest selling PS3 title in 2013, according to Sony.
“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.”
A new IP so late in the console generation selling so well is a phenomenal achievement and should give a lot of confidence to other publishers to take more risks. The game was a critical success which must have no doubt helped its sales.
The sales include both the digital and disc version. Our review of the game can be found here, it received a fantastic 10/10 score.