Sony Interactive Entertainment has a new record selling franchise as this morning they announced that Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II has sold through more than 4 million copies as of June 21.
That means that in only three days it sold over 4 million copies making it the fastest selling PlayStation 4 exclusive title ever. The previous highest ones where God of War which sold 3.1 million in three days and Marvel’s Spider-Man which sold 3.3 million in three days. The Last of Us Part II seems to have shattered that record.
You can read a message from Naughty Dog vice president and game director of The Last of Us Part II Neil Druckmann below.
We are so immensely grateful to the millions of fans around the world that have played The Last of Us Part II and shared their experiences with us over the last week. We set out to tell a new kind of story, one that deals with difficult themes and would challenge you in unexpected ways. Hearing how the experience has resonated with so many of you and witnessing the type of thoughtful discussions it has sparked has been so incredible. We’ve also been so inspired by your creativity—whether it’s your gorgeous Photo Mode shots, jaw-dropping gameplay GIFs, or the songs you’ve recorded using Ellie’s guitar.
The Last of Us Part II was made possible thanks to the efforts of the hundreds of talented and passionate developers here at Naughty Dog. We can imagine no greater honor than seeing that same passion mirrored by the people playing it. Thank you for helping us reach this amazing milestone.