Uncharted 2 Surpasses Uncharted In Overall Sales
We've been a little concerned that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves hasn't sold enough copies; at least, not enough to accurately reflect the greatness of that game.
Obviously, Naughty Dog and Sony wanted the sequel to sell more copies than the original title (an excellent game in its own right), but early on, we weren't sure how Uncharted 2 would fare... Last we heard, it had topped the 1 million mark about a month after release, which is good, but when compared to the other huge launches of the time - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Assassin's Creed II, etc. - it seemed a little low. Yes, of course, Uncharted 2 is only available on the PlayStation 3 so it's not really fair to compare its sales totals to multiplatform titles, but the almost unanimous Game of the Year should definitely receive more love. And you know what? It kinda has. According to That VideoGame Blog citing a recent LA Times interview with Naughty Dog boss Amy Hennig, Uncharted 2 has now sold over 2.5 million copies. That's significant, because it's the total number of copies the original Uncharted sold over its lifespan; it seems the sequel matched its predecessor in less than four months. That's not too bad, especially for an exclusive game that isn't available to Xbox 360, Wii or PC owners.
Are they working on an Uncharted 3? Do you even have to ask...? I think we all know they are, and whenever they start cranking away on it - could be already - we'll be following that process very closely. This franchise could be the very best of the current generation when all is said and done...
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2/9/2010 9:11:01 PM Ben Dutka