Quite a birthday celebration.
The Last of Us Part II–the Naughty Dog survival horror video game for PlayStation 4–recently marked its second anniversary, and celebrated by announcing a sales milestone–10 million copies sold. Check out the official announcement in a Twitter post–courtesy of comicbook.com–on this page.
Thrilled to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the worldwide release of The Last of Us Part II — and this years' milestone of 10 million copies sold!
Thank you to our studio members, SIE, our partners, and the fans for your continual support! pic.twitter.com/F3ZkhuULQA
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) June 18, 2022
The game is on pace to outperform the original The Last of Us, which took five years to sell 17 million copies across PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 5.
The Last of Us Part II–released in June 2020–is set five years after the original game and focuses on two playable characters in a post-apocalyptic America: Ellie, who sets out for revenge after suffering a tragedy; and Abby, a soldier who becomes involved in a conflict between her militia and a religious cult.
The game–played from a third-person perspective–lets players fight human enemies and zombie-like creatures with firearms, improvised weapons and stealth.
The Last of Us Part II–praised for its gameplay, audio design, score and characters–is one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games and holds the record for most Game of the Year awards.
In related news, The Last of Us is getting a remake on PlayStation 5 this September, a move that will likely be met favorably by gamers–especially with the upcoming live-action HBO series drumming up even more interest.
Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on The Last of Us video games.