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.