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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

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Comments (71 posts)

Alienange
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 9:45:09 PM
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What do people DO with their PS3s? 30 million units sold, great game comes out, 2.5 million sold. Shouldn't at LEAST half of PS3 owners have bought this game new? Where IS everyone??

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OtisFeelgood
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 9:51:27 PM

I agree. This game should have sold A LOT more!

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rogers71
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 9:53:28 PM

Unfortunately, games like this take a backseat to the FPS that do not require any thinking. It seems like the younger generation just will not pick up a game that requires them to actually use their brain.

I think this is one of the reasons that Multiplayer has become as big as it has. No thinking required. Just run around and shoot. Personally, I bought Uncharted 2 on day 1 and Feb. 23rd cannot get here fast enough. Heavy Rain here I come!!!

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GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 9:55:21 PM

I thought this was common for Playstation systems... the whole 'catering to a large demographic' thing. I mean, MGS2 didn't sell that much when compared to the PS2 userbase. 2.5 million must be somewhere in the top 5 best sellers on the PS3, right?

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:02:47 PM

Since when do FPS require you to turn off your brain? From my experience people who actually use brain to come up with appropriate tactics are the ones who win in online games, and if you think you can beat the single player mode in any FPS by just mindlessly running into a room and squeezing the trigger while spinning you are sadly mistaken.

Just because you don't like a style of game doesn't make people who do like it idiots. Uncharted 2 is definitely one of my favorite games, and a big part of me likeing it is because it is a shooter, just not the first person kind.

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GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:19:51 PM

At first I didn't think it sounded that bad, but then I googled Mass Effect 2's sales. It sold 2 million in its first week. That's what Uncharted 2 should have done.

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:23:16 PM

Imo, the true test of what users are doing with the PS3 will be the release of GT5. A huge amount of people will buy that game right away, so it should be a benchmark for exclusive game sales.

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Xra897
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:32:17 PM

I know, why does Modern Warfare 2 get so many sales.

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Alienange
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:54:00 PM

@ GuernicaReborn - You're making perfect sense to me. But WHY the ratio is so small is baffling. As you say, Mass Effect sold millions right away... and it's an RPG! Uh ... sort of...

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Qubex
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 12:06:06 AM

Great points raised in this particular comments thread... I will add a few possible factors:-

1] PS3 games usually cost a little more than the other console variants

2] No doubt exclusivity has affected overall sales numbers. If this title where available for the xBox, it could probably have sold an additional 1 to 2 million, at the very least.

Overall visual quality may have suffered unless Naughty Dog were able to accomplish an amazing feat on the xBox... but with no blu-ray capabilities it would have been a nightmare, so it is not even worth contemplating such an idea... no doubt though sales would have been higher :)

3] With so many great games out and coming out - and ones that have come out in the past months, I think gamers generally have had to be careful where they spend their money... with a bad economy I am sure it has probably caused an overall loss of potential sales from Naughty Dog in the order of (at minimum) half a million additional units. If we were in the boom years... I am sure units sold would have probably been closer to 3 to 3.5 million... even go as far as saying 4 million on PS3 specifically.

4] Genre and game play mechanic may not appeal to that many players; but it's good enough to get Naughty Dog the current sales numbers - which really are fantastic all things considered.

Just to re-iterate, my local retailer sms'd me yesterday to tell my copy of Uncharted 2 has just arrived. 4 months after release LOL... the country has been sold out ever since its release...

Like a fine wine, people will continue to pick up copies of this over the course of this year I think.

Q!

"i am home"

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rogers71
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 12:17:03 AM

@BTNWarrior,
My post did not call people who liked FPS idiots. Please read the post, it says that FPS do not require you to think. Perfect example, my 7 year old just finished MW2, he played through the whole campaign without my help. On the other hand, he tried to play through Uncharted 2. He could not make it through and got mad and quit.

Since when does ducking behind something and popping up to shoot, wait til it's clear, move to the next available cover and repeat require any brain involvement. As far as online goes, I have not seen many strategies being implemented during my online games.

Once again, I do not think that FPS players are idiots. I myself like FPS but only the single player modes. I just personally think that games have started going the way of instant gratification and what little games decide to make you solve puzzles or actually perfect a strategy to advance just aren't going to sell as well. Try not to put words into my mouth. Opinions are always subjective, that is why everyone has one.

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rogers71
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 12:35:32 AM

@Guernica and Alienage,
When you talk about the discrepancies between Mass Effect 2 and Uncharted 2 you have to look at a couple of different factors.

1. Uncharted 2 came out in the midst of the major holiday season among many other games, therefore, upfront sales wouldn't be that great.

2. Mass Effect 2 just came out and if you take a look, there really isn't that much competition for XBOX owners. What else are they going to buy right now?

Not to mention, I have a lot of friends who are just getting around to playing the first Uncharted and when they finish that will move on to Uncharted 2. Unfortunately, those will be used game sells and will not count.

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 9:11:56 AM

I strongly agree with Alienage's original post.

Not to say that COD was a horrible game, but it was only 4 hours long.

Uncharted 2 was over 15 (I think), plus had just as good, if not better online modes. Plus it was a huge step forward from the first game. COD MW2 was just more of the same.

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manofchao5
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 11:54:52 AM

yeah i was wondering that too as i own around 20 disc games and 15 or so downloadable games
i asked my one cousin if he got one and he said his older bro got one but hes too busy cause hes in medical school so its just being used as an amazing bluray playa

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 9:51:31 PM
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Beautiful game...

Better sell 2 million more by the end of the year, I'm dead serious too.

This game is an experiencee no gamer should go without. It's like not playing Zelda: Ocarina of Time in the 90s, or Metal Gear Solid....

Or not playing Final Fantasy X during the ps2 era

It's that iconic

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:31:26 PM

nonsense, Ocarina was a awesome sauce.

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mexgeo86
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 9:55:13 PM
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I believe Nolan North did confirm he had begun work on the next Uncharted several weeks ago. In any event, Uncharted deserves its place along the great icons of Playstation next to GOW, MGS, GT, etc.

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shindelion
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 9:59:22 PM
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Good news to read. I was afraid UN2 was not doing very well in sales. Good job!

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Jed
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:10:36 PM
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If any game deserves to have more sales, it's this one. I was a little worried since I haven't heard much about it. Hear. Great news.

I agree with Alienage, what are PS3 owners doing? Maybe some of them just wanted a BD player?

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OtisFeelgood
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:13:33 PM
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I think Sony should step up more when advertising their exclusives. I only saw an Uncharted 2 commercial once before the game launched. This game deserves more sales.

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mexgeo86
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:43:48 PM

indeed. they should be clear that this was THE game of the year in a year full of other great titles

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:18:53 PM
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I can't believe how low the sales are! I expected the sales to be SO MUCH HIGHER!! This amazing of a game should have topped the charts LONG ago!
But, it does show promise in the months to come. With more and more PS3s being sold, the more and more UC2s will most likely be sold! And UC3? I'm really excited for that one! I'll wait for a couple years, or more, if I have to. Naughty Dog needs to take its time on its 3rd installment to beat its 2nd. Somehow, I'm feeling they'll do more than just top it.
I'm also very excited to hear more of Nolan North's voice portraying Nathan Drake. He was completely destined to be Nathan Drake's voiceover. No other man could do the job just right...
Oh, now I'm babbling. Haha, keep selling UC2! And keep doing what you do Naughty Dog! :D

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:26:47 PM
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I can understand. 2.5 million isnt a low number though. As Ben pointed out its an exclusive to Sony. Then yo have all these amazing games coming out right before Christmas as well. Some people have to pick and choose which games to buy. Considering the amount MW2 has sold im assuming a lot more people opted to wait for MW2(they chose wrong ;)...).

It hasnt sold more not because people dont like it but for many reasons a lot of us dont see. Money, other games, the huge holiday rush, not knowing about it. Yeah the game was huge, brilliant and got amazing reviews, and was pretty well commercialized, but even though, new PS3 owners might be reluctant.

2.5 million is a great number of copies sold. I'm sure ND had a goal in mind. Those goals probably consisted of topping the first game in every way, and that seems to have been done now with the sales finally surpassing those of the first Brilliant Uncharted!



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Highlander
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:46:56 PM

With 140 million consoles installed a game like God of War 2 should (by the logic people are using here) have sold something like 37 million copies to be considered a success. Yeah, I know, silly number isn't it? 2.5 million is actually very good. the user base of the PS3 is not a single homogeneous mass of gamers. There is great variety in the demographic and type of gamer. So a game that is not already a monster hit with bucket loads of 'hear-think' to buy it, will not sell much beyond 10% of the total install base. 2.5 million is a very good number in reality.

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Charger7302
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:28:33 PM
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"Uncharted 2 has now wold over 2.5 million copies"
Mistake there :)

Good for them, they sure as hell diserve it after all the praise this game has gotten(and diserved).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:32:17 PM
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yeah 2.5 mil is good but it should really be like 20 mil.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:40:23 PM

I completely agree.

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Karosso
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:25:48 PM

I have two copies of the game. My boss asked me to lend it to him and kind of kept it for too long so I bought another one :)
2.5 seems very low for a game like this, hope they sell at least that much more until the end of the year.

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Highlander
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:49:17 PM

But by that logic there should be 80+ million copies of God of War II around for the PS2 (20 million from 33 million PS3s = a little under 60%, with 140 million PS2s installed, 60% would be around 80 million units). That's simply not realistic.

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 8:56:46 AM

lol Karosso ask your boss for the money he owes you for U2:P

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inkme101
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:51:52 PM
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i was there at midnight to pick up my copy! so i did my part. lol

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Juanalf
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:56:38 PM
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2.5 million is kind of laughable in my books considering the high quality of the game and compared to each of the consoles BIG exclusives(or big multiplats for that matter).Any way congrats to ND for their minor accomplishment; maybe by the time that U3 comes out more PS3 owners might actually start to give a damn about exclusives.

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geovanwitdakick
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:57:38 PM
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I recall them saying that 2.5 million was their goal, so I`m feeling really happy for ND right about now, I hope U3 could sell 5 million in it`s first year.

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XxNoir
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:21:56 PM
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Stood in the freezing cold at midnight for my copy,Don't know what the other 29.5 other PS3 owners were doing at that time but it must of been fun.

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godsman
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:27:38 PM
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Only complaint I have for Uncharted 2 is that they should've taken the Museum part out. It's the most boring part of the game. It couldn't compare with the awesomeness of the rest of the game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:28:09 PM
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If you have a PS3 and don't own this game you are a bad gamer.

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Highlander
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:41:21 PM

Or simply a very unfortunate one.

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Qubex
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 12:10:32 AM

I have been waiting to get mine; it has only just arrived at my local game store :) Uncharted 2 has been "sold out" here for the best part of 4 months odd..

Q!

"i am home"

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jaybiv
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 12:28:40 AM

Where you at Qubex?

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___________
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 1:06:21 AM

no, not a bad gamer.
you should simply be sent a fine, a copy of the game and the bill for it.
no excuses!

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Qubex
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 2:05:15 AM

Jaybiv, I'm an Italian expatriate living in Singapore...

Q!

"i am home"

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jaybiv
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 1:16:50 PM

Sweet! I hear Singapore is very beautiful. Doesn't the government censor the media and games out there?

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Highlander
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:41:03 PM
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2.5 million copies is in excess of $120 million in sales. Probably closer to $150 million in sales. Nice chunk of change.

But the game did more than that, it raise peoples awareness of the PS3 regardless of whether they already had a PS3, and regardless of whether they were going to buy that game. It showed what a world class console the PS3 is, and what could be done. Regardless of the sales numbers, Uncharted 2 has been a huge success in terms of publicity for the PS3.

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OriginalSin
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:51:41 PM
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I would also have though that U2 would have sold a lot quicker. It is just weird that there are 30 Million PS3's sold world wide but only 2,5 million U2's sold.... I know it will go up but I would have liked to see U2 sell 2,5 million in the week it launched.

I really think that people more people should show some love to these developers before they need to go Multiplatform as well to keep them going. Sony better take good care of these guys.

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Tristan
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 12:11:53 AM
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This game should be bundled with every PS3 console. I would be the last person to care about 3rd person shooter, but I was hook to this game. Too bad it has an ending.

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jaybiv
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 12:32:23 AM
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I'm going to try to look at the glass as half full. It has outsold it's predecessor in a fraction of the time. With the recent demo, U2 sales should continue to go strong for a few more months. I think it could hit 4 million by the end of it's first year. Loved the game and can't wait to see what the third installment will bring.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 4:02:51 AM

The glass isn't half-full; it's overflowing.

2.5 million is phenomenal...on PS3...on 360...on Wii...on PS2...on any system.

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Fane1024
Friday, February 12, 2010 @ 4:19:02 PM

Vote me down all you like. It doesn't change the facts. :)

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Robochic
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 12:32:50 AM
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WOW expected more sales than that especially over christmas holidays. I did my part got the game and the strategy guide. I beat the game and I am going back for more trophies, usually beat the game without assistance from the guide then I go back and follow the guide.

Problem is that I saw when the game released was Gamestop was having a deal where in the first week if you beat it or don't like it you get a full in store credit for the game, I have noticed this more and more with the AAA games and to me thats not good for the developers since the stop gets the games back sell them 10 dollars cheaper used and we all know the companies that made the game don't see that profit, so I guarentee it's sold more but I don't think these number include used copies ? am I right?

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lupus
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 12:40:11 AM
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2.5 is disappointing in my world - i really thought more people would get it.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 4:05:09 AM

Fortunately for Naughty Dog, they live in the REAL world.

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___________
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 1:05:28 AM
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considering im the only person i know who has actually bought the game im now convinced most people bought a ps3 for movies and not games.
when you think about it i think the reason why most ps3 games have not sold very well is because most of the ps3 exclusives are new IPs.
look at all the famous ps1 or ps2 series they are either now dead, gone MP or have not received an next gen reiteration.

i mean crash bandicoot was the mascot of playstation, he was sonys mario, he was sonys master chief so they canned him.
than they had spyro so they canned him.
and the series that are still alive have not received new titles yet like twisted metal, GOW, syphon filter, GT.

the only famous playstation series that have had a next gen reiteration is ratchet and clank and metal gear solid.
and they both sold quite well, R&C FTOD was the best selling ps3 exclusive till MGS4 strode in.

but than comes the argument that 360 exclusives are new IPs and their also selling like hot cakes.
gears and ME for example.

i dunno i give up.
all i can say is things better change, ps3 exclusives better start selling 4M+ units otherwise were never going to see the amount of games we could.
i cant help but to believe gears, ME, alan wake, splinter cell conviction.
so many 360 exclusives would of not been so if ps3 games were selling that well.
if ps3 games sold how they should of from the start RE5, GTAIV, LA Noire, DMC4, FFXIII would of stayed exclusive.

we would have more exclusives too, and we would have more games pushing the ps3 to the limit.
i really, really, REALLY! hope Agent sells like 6M units+ that way developers say sh*t if we really put our money where our mouths are and produce one truly amazing title there is a market for it.
because at the moment its surely not looking that way, at the moment developers are looking at MW2, and uncharted 2 and thinking why should i spend all that cash and effort when im not going to see a reflect in sales?
no one knows how much both projects cost to make but im sure its safe to say that uncharted 2 would of cost a sh*t load more.
now developers are looking at that and saying why should i spend x amount of cash when i can spend x amount less and sell more copies.
bust your a$$ and almost go bankrupt, or put out the laziest game you possibly could.
i know which one id go for, but sadly thats not the one developers would go for.

games like 8 days, the getaway 3, and whatever sony London was working on would of never got canned or "put on hold" like they like to call it.
sorry guys but a potato will always a potato no matter what you call it.

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just2skillf00l
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 2:42:09 AM
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I just believe there aren't many people in the loop like we are. We research and collect info on upcoming games so we know what's good and what's...what. We also have Ben to thank for some of that. So back to the point, we make it a habit to find out about our favorite hobby and how to get the best experiences out of it.

Now Sony has stepped up it's commercializing of the PS3 especially with Uncharted 2 and obviously it seems it has accumulated more fans in doing so. I'm pretty sure when Uncharted 3 rolls around that distant corner, more players will be waiting in anticipation. Gaming is all about trust and reliability of the developer. If the game is good, and the developer keeps developing better games, then it is inevitable that more people will purchase them. I know I'll be purchasing the next game. Uncharted 2 was a bundle of sincere fun from due to great voice-overs, awesome visuals, dynamic sounds, and solid game-play. Don't worry, next time around, Uncharted will get what's due. I'm sure of it!

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Andysw
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 3:23:58 AM
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I think we can blame america for the lackluster sales uncharted 2 was having when it was first released.

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www
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 5:11:22 AM
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That's sad and okay but like Alienange said, what are the 30 million PS3 users doing with their PS3s? Astonishing.....

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Cavan
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 6:05:13 AM
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the trouble is, the ps3 has a wide audience, the 4 million users in japan wont care about this, neither will the ppl in the rest of asia, uncharted is quite a western game, when you think of it like that the western audience is closer to 20 million for ps3's, factor in ppl who only buy the console for there favourite games that they grew up playing on, plus ppl who are only casual gamers and play sports games with there mates, the target audience is much smaller, maybe 10mill, therefore the 2.5 mill is pretty good.

now take the 360, most of its exclusive, gears halo mass effect etc, are western games, now the 360 sells naff all except america 66% and europe 33%, therefore its target audicence for this kind of game is pretty high and therefore for west kind of games, the 360 will always outsell the ps3.

proof of this is ff13, 2 million sold in japan, thats 50% of ppl who own a console buying that game, now not even halo or gears has 18 mill units sold.

uncharted is more like a classic game than a game for the here and now, therefore the game will sell for a long time where as no one will buy CodMW2 in a few months as the next Cod will be coming out so everyone buys the game within the first few months to get their monies worth out of the game, therefore i recon the game will keep selling up until uncharted 3 comes out, so it should double its sales figures in its entireity. for example i bet the first uncharted had a second hit of sales when Uncharted 2 neared release, this was the case for me, i have a launch ps3 yet i only picked up uncharted a week before uncharted 2 came out.

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Highlander
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 11:02:54 AM

The first uncharted had a *HUGE* sales tail thanks to ongoing sales with bundles and the Greatest hits release.

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Danny007
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 8:35:02 AM
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2.5 million is still to low for that incredible game. Plus I hope Naughty Dog is bringing the Jak And Daxter series to the PS3 before they bring another Uncharted.

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ebterp
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 10:04:06 AM
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I agree 2.5 million is just to low for a game of this quality - the one thing that sticks in my mind is that during the time period that UC2 was released there were so many great games that came out - (MW2, AC2, Rachet and Clank, Borderlands, Demon Souls, Dragon Age) there were just so many choices out there that it might have impacted the sales - hopefully some of those sales will come later on and keep moving this number up!!!!

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geovanwitdakick
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 10:07:56 AM
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I profoundly have to agree with ________.

If the gamers actually would have given the developers reason to stay exclusive, by buying their games, there's a chance certain developers would have stayed exclusive. If The Agent stays exclusive, & sells VERY well, & wins awards, I`m sure Rockstar would like to duplicate that. How much you want to bet The Agent will be more well received than LA Noire? They will realize a PS3 exclusive game has potential to be the best game on the market at it's time of release. But we just must give Rockstar reason to stay exclusive, by purchasing games, ESPECIALLY exclusives.

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Highlander
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 11:00:48 AM
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Folks,

I really hate to burst the bubble of unreality that's going on here, but just how many copies of popular games do you think sell? The sales numbers for FPS games massively skew the sales numbers for PS2/PS3 & Xbox/Xbox360 games.

Look at God of War II - a game that most would agree is a phenomenal game on the PS2 - right? Well, the best information I can find for it's sales suggest that lifetime sales for the game are about 2.6-2.8 million. Remember, the PS2 has an install base of around 140 million, and even if you knock off 40 million for repeat purchases and idle systems, that's still 100 million PS2s. And yet a game like God of War II only sells 2.6 million copies - worldwide. OMG what a failure it is!

::rolls eyes::

Why is it that Uncharted 2 selling 2.5 million copies not even 6 months after release with a pool of about 30 million possible buyers is considered anything less than a huge success? Really, some folks around here need to learn a few things about the game industry.

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Juanalf
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 12:05:40 PM

That's a nice sugar coating job you did there even thought you pretty much back pedal in the ACII sale's article.

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rogers71
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 12:06:29 PM

Great points Highlander.

Unfortunately, not everyone cares to look at the big picture. Honestly, I would say ND is extremely happy with the sales and like you said earlier, these games seem to have a long span in sales rather than huge upfront sales and then drop-off.

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Highlander
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 1:20:29 PM

@Hexen,

What sugar coating? I am point out real world information to puncture unreal expectations.

What back pedal? I stand by every word I have written here.

If you want to know what I think about Assassin's Creed II and the success it has compared to Uncharted 2, I'll entertain you with a thought. Uncharted 2 features an every-man hero who goes through hell to save the girl, and 'the world' from the machinations of a bad guy. In ACII you play an assassin who has his motives, but is a hired killer. GTA you're a gang member - a thug - who's sole aim is to commit crimes of various sorts. FPS games are all about kills and kill/death ratios. ACII is one of the few games that gets close to Uncharted 2 in terms of presentation, but in story and the central character, they are poles apart. To me the difference is that more people want to be the bad guy, than want to be the good guy. Uncharted two is all about being the good guy. Believe it or not, I think that has an impact.

I also think that to an extent, Uncharted 2 requires more patience of the player - especially in the early chapters. The fact is that you are effectively playing in a flash-back for the entire first half of the game. Too many gamers today want instant success and instant gratification. Uncharted provides lots of satisfaction and gratification for your in-game actions, but also requires some patience from the gamer as the story develops.

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Juanalf
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 2:21:36 PM

Gears Of Wars VS Uncharted
GeOW 2 VS U2

This was really all I was looking and comparing in terms of sales.Don't get me wrong, I do not think sales equal quality and I honestly though U2 sold extremely well.....for a PS3 game.

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Highlander
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 2:41:17 PM

I haven't played Gears of War, so I can't really claim knowledge of the game. M knowledge is limited to noting that all the marketing of that game portrayed it a combat centric, militaristic shooter in either first or third person perspective. Not really the same animal as Uncharted 2.

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carl0975
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 8:53:56 PM

I'm not really sure about ACII, since I still don't have the extra cash to pick that up, but I know the original was centered around a good guy, just a good guy who got his job done in a questionable way.

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Fane1024
Friday, February 12, 2010 @ 4:31:05 PM

I gave the full stats in a comment on a previous article, but (aside from Halo) the 360 top-sellers compare directly to the PS3 top-sellers in terms of percentage of system-owners (i.e., #2 vs #2, #3 vs #3, etc.). Gears and Gears 2 are higher on the list than the Uncharted games (for now).

None of which is to say I wouldn't want more people to buy them; I agree everyone should buy them, but there's no cause for proclamations of how bad Uncharted 2 (or 1) is doing. It's doing EXTREMELY well.

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Highlightreel
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 2:26:05 PM
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I just wanted to comment and give props to this game. Great game, great everything with this game. Even decent multiplayer and actually a good fun co-op element. Undersold and undervalued by the public. This was a kick ass game. Thinking about the graphics makes me proud to own a PS3.

Stay classy PSXextreme!

Last edited by Highlightreel on 2/10/2010 2:27:07 PM

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Jian2069
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 4:24:30 PM
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It's sad to read "Assassin's Creed II sells 8 million copies" and "Uncharted 2 sells 2.5 million copies" on the same day

AC2 is a great game and all but if I had to choose, it'd be UC2.

Also I guess the AC2 sales count 360 :\

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ChimeranPho
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 8:47:47 PM
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I swear on Vgchartz (sorry isn't the most valuable site) Uncharted Drake's Fortune has sold just over 3 million :P
Uncharted 2 is at 2.8 million

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