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The Last Of Us Part II Sells Four Million Copies in First Three Days

June 28, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Last of Us Part II

The Last Of Us Part II is, unsurprisingly, another hit for Naughty as it racked up big numbers in its first few days. The PlayStation blog announced that the sequel sold over four million copies in its first three days. THe sales mark covers the period from June 19th to the 21st and ranks the game as the fastest-selling PS4-exclusive game ever.

Neil Druckmann, Naughty Dog vice president and director of the game, said in the announcement, “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.”

The Last of Us Part II was one of the most anticipated games of 2020. It’s been a huge success critically as well, with Metacritic aggregating the reviews at a 94/100 average — right about at the same number (95/100) for the first game. The sequel is described as follows:

After a vicious and violent event disrupts the relative peace that Ellie has found in Jackson, she sets out to bring justice to those responsible. As she hunts them down one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.