We reported it to be the case in the UK but Sony has now officially announced that The Last Of Us Part II is the fastest selling PS4 exclusive selling four million copies in its first three days on sale.
Comparatively, Spider-Man sold 3.3 million copies in three days, God of War sold 3.1 million copies in three days, Uncharted 4 sold 2.7 million copies in three days and Horizon Zero Dawn sold 2.6 million copies in 14 days.
Neil Druckmann had the below to say:
“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,” Druckmann said. “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.“