‘The Last Of Us Part II’ Sets PS4 Sales Record

Naughty Dog had a real tail-wagging moment this week: The developer’s The Last Of Us Part II survival horror game just broke the sales record for Sony’s PlayStation 4.

Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed that the game is now the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive ever, having moved an incredible four million copies in just three days, as reported by cbr.com.

Neil Druckman, Naughty Dog vice president and director of The Last Of Us Part II, was understandably ecstatic about the game’s landmark success. “We are so immensely grateful to the millions of fans around the world who have played The Last Of Us Part II,” he said.

“We set out to tell a new kind of story,” he added, “one that deals with different themes and would challenge you in unexpected ways. Hearing how the experience has resonated with so many of you, and witnessing the type of thought for discussions it has sparked, has been so incredible.”

With this past eye-opening week–the game was released June 19–The Last Of Us Part II shattered the record of Insomniac’s Spider-Man from 2018, which sold 3.3 million copies over the same three-day period.

The original game–2013’s The Last Of Us–went on to become one of the best-sellers of all time, but this sequel had a bit of a bumpy road to success. Its release was delayed twice–first to accommodate further development, and then because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the sequel–set five years after the events in the original game–players control 19-year-old Ellie on her quest for vengeance across a post-Apocalyptic America.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on the record-setting The Last Of Us Part II.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

Similar Articles


Latest News

Shudder Renews ‘The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs’ For Third Season and Summer Special

The die-hard fans of Joe Bob Briggs can rejoice as season two of his series The Last Drive-In won’t be the last!  Shudder announced...

‘Pumpkinhead’ and ‘Motel Hell’ Steelbooks Coming From Scream Factory

Scream Factory did their best to break the internet on Monday with some fantastic product announcements. Yesterday, we reported on their new Friday the...

‘Monster Hunter’ Now Begins Open Season in April 2021

Coming as no surprise in 2020, The Wrap has reported director Paul W.S. Anderson's latest horror feature Monster Hunter has been pushed back seven...

‘Lucifer’ Season 5 Trailer Is A “Double” Feature For Fans

Netflix has been keeping the Devil busy lately: Now it's a tantalizing trailer for Season 5 of Lucifer and more details on the highly anticipated episodes. Over...

A Quick Guide for Horror for Comic-Con@Home

As we all know, COVID-19 has prevented most live events from taking place this year. Not to be deterred, Comic-Con International, also known as...

Newsletter Sign-Up

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our bi-monthly newsletter consists of the latest horror news and CT HorrorFest happenings.