1. 16,656

    198
    Front-page
    "We’re delighted to report that The Last of Us Part II is now the fastest-selling first-party PS4 exclusive ever with more than 4 million copies sold through as of June 21. This milestone would not have been reached without the support from our amazing fans, so on behalf of everyone at SIE, thank you!"

    By comparison, Spiderman was the previous record holder with 3.3 million in 3 days. The Last of Us 2 obliterated Spiderman and is now the best selling PlayStation exclusive ever.

    ellie.png


    Neil Druckmann, Vice President of Naughty Dog and Director of The Last of Us Part II, wanted to share this message with you all:

    "We are so immensely grateful to the millions of fans around the world that have played The Last of Us Part II and shared their experiences with us over the last week. We set out to tell a new kind of story, one that deals with difficult themes and would challenge you in unexpected ways. Hearing how the experience has resonated with so many of you and witnessing the type of thoughtful discussions it has sparked has been so incredible. We’ve also been so inspired by your creativity — whether it’s your gorgeous Photo Mode shots, jaw-dropping gameplay GIFs, or the songs you’ve recorded using Ellie’s guitar.

    The Last of Us Part II was made possible thanks to the efforts of the hundreds of talented and passionate developers here at Naughty Dog. We can imagine no greater honor than seeing that same passion mirrored by the people playing it. Thank you for helping us reach this amazing milestone."


    :arrow: Source: PS Blog
     
    Tyvar1, piwix, VinsCool and 8 others like this.
  2. Discussion (198 replies)

  3. Xzi

    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2013
    Messages:
    10,540
    Country:
    United States
    I guess Dunkey's enthusiasm for the game outweighed all the story leaks naysayers on the internet. :lol:

    Still doesn't seem like my type of game, and I'm beyond tired of the grimdark zombie drama theme, but good on 'em for their success regardless.
     
    Tyvar1, SpiffyJUNIOR, 0nethe and 5 others like this.
  4. emigre

    emigre i am a free i am not man a number
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    8,356
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I'm looking forward to playing my copy but I think it's safe to say, this thread is not going to go down well.

    EDIT: Good to see I'm being proved right!
     
    Last edited by emigre, Jun 28, 2020
  5. Nevermore

    Nevermore GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2014
    Messages:
    335
    Country:
    United States
    Dunkey doesn't even play games anymore. It's others below him that record and edit video for him to voice over. The last time any stream on his channel was done, it was his wife playing Animal Crossing. Look at the Dragon Quest XI S video. The Hero's name changes multiple times throughout, and it uses PS4 footage at times. Either he stole the footage from others, or others recorded it for him. Either way, it's not him.

    And notice how when he talks about a gameplay of something, it's always just vague enough that it sounds like he played it, but it's never specifics. Stuff like "I look around the environments, and was like wow, it's breathtaking." Stuff like that.
     
  6. Xzi

    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2013
    Messages:
    10,540
    Country:
    United States
    Not sure any of that really proves much, capturing game footage takes up a fuckton of storage space so it's not uncommon for reviewers and content creators to use footage from various sources to fill time. Not to mention using footage that's already publicly available is an easy way to avoid spoilers.
     
    Tur7L3 and Arras like this.
  7. HylianBran

    HylianBran For your Phantomile...
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2019
    Messages:
    200
    Country:
    United States
    PLEASE STOP BUYING. YOU'RE TELLING NAUGHTY DOG THIS IS OKAY. IT ISN'T.
     
  8. Foxi4

    Foxi4 Cynical Absurdist
    Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    26,450
    Country:
    Poland
    Game's been good so far - has its eye rolling moments, but the pros outweigh the cons in the first half. We'll see if the second half does anything to change my mind, I hear that it very well might.
     
    Jayinem81 likes this.
  9. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Messages:
    6,300
    Country:
    Czech Republic
    I guess that people are buying it just to test the horrible game for themselves.
     
    Dartz150 likes this.
  10. velvetmxo

    velvetmxo Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2015
    Messages:
    89
    Country:
    Japan
    I want to see US sales... That is the biggest market and they have been hush about it.
     
    KooPako likes this.
  11. GhostLatte

    GhostLatte GBAtemp's Official Van Master™
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2015
    Messages:
    3,406
    Country:
    United States
    Not wasting my money on this trash.
     
  12. proffk

    proffk GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Messages:
    511
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I'm glad game has sold well. If you take away all the negative stuff the gameplay and horror is excellant. This is what Resident Evil should be doing not copying Outlast.
     
  13. Imparasite

    Imparasite GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    305
    Country:
    Norway
    despite of the leaks before the release, i still love the game, the game play and the story line was good. but as always people always complain. this game way better than resident evil 3 remake as my opinion.
     
  14. Bimmel

    Bimmel ~ Game Soundtrack Collector ~
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    2,258
    Country:
    Gambia, The
    Too much violence?
     
  15. phil87

    phil87 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2020
    Messages:
    30
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    how is it not okay. have you even played it
     
  16. Silent_Gunner

    Silent_Gunner Lost Wanderer Who Sees No Evil
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    1,940
    Country:
    United States
    I mean, I wasn't planning on getting the game anyways as I have yet to even play the first game, but even then...

    ...I traded my PS4 Slim in to replace my main "clean" Switch with the Mariko Switch for something less than $100 after trading it in along with some other stuff at GameStop this last year. The thing was just becoming a dust magnet, anyways!

    Still, based on what's been said of the game already, especially of the ending, it makes you just not want to play it, you know? It's not like you can't venture into what the Internet's biggest meme of this past week has been without learning of the full picture as to why everyone's pissed off, on both sides of the political aisle because that's just how things are nowadays, especially this year.

    Was anyone hoping this year would be more like this? Considering 2020 is supposed to be the rad future and not...the scary dystopia of something like Blade Runner or what could end up evolving into City 17 if certain things happen this year that will affect how events play out four years from now?

     
    Sansgaming420 and KarlslandOtaku like this.
  17. Chrisssj2

    Chrisssj2 GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,103
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Sigh.. we are doomed to get this lbqqt bullshit pushed on us..
     
  18. emigre

    emigre i am a free i am not man a number
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    8,356
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I must be the only person who knows the spoilers and that's just only made me want to play it even more. I've never understood hostility to a game from people who haven't played it. You have to judge things by how it's delivered. The whole TLOU furore is just ridiculous to me.
     
  19. Foxi4

    Foxi4 Cynical Absurdist
    Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    26,450
    Country:
    Poland
    Resident Evil and The Last of Us are very different franchises. The Resident Evil 2 remake set a gold standard of what future RE games should be, and despite the complaints I believe the Resident Evil 3 remake followed that direction while remaining true to its roots and more action-oriented, much like the original Resident Evil 3. I too think that Resident Evil 7 is the wrong path, it seems that Resident Evil 8 will follow in its footsteps, but that might be because it was already in development and scrapping it at this stage would just be wasteful. I think Capcom is benchmarking the two approaches to see which one comes on top, and although I don't have a crystal ball, RE2Make is unlikely to be beat. In any case, no, I don't think RE should become more like TLOU, it should be its own thing, with its own inventory system and a focus on environmental puzzles that span the entire map, as opposed to the more linear, level-based nature of TLOU.
     
  20. phil87

    phil87 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2020
    Messages:
    30
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    from somebody who has actually played i can confirm it is worth every second you play its a AAA game without a doubt the story is gripping, emotional, and unexpected, people dont like it because of the lesbians, boy who wants to be a girl and so on......... probably idiots in the real world to
     
  21. Chrisssj2

    Chrisssj2 GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,103
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Political agenda is why. A srsly fked up one at that.
     
    Zurdonx, Torina, GSFanatic and 5 others like this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - million, sells,