‘Uncharted 4’ has sold more than 2.7 million copies. In two weeks.

Uncharted 4

I’m about ten chapters into Uncharted 4. So far I enjoy it, but I couldn’t help but think today: this is a very fun, but unnecessary coda to the series. Then I couldn’t help but think the reason the title exists is because Sony was like, yo, we need a system-pusher. With the game finally released, and selling like hot cakes, it seems that system-pusher has arrived.


Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is off to a great start commercially as well as critically: Worldwide sales during the game’s first week of release topped 2.7 million copies, publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today.

That figure represents sell-through data — copies sold to consumers — for both retail discs and digital copies from May 10-16. Sony did not break out the sales numbers by region, but said that in North America, Uncharted 4 is now the fastest-selling first-party PlayStation 4 game ever.

It looks like Sony made the right call in delaying Uncharted 4 by an additional two weeksfrom April 26 to May 10. In making the announcement in March, the company said it needed the extra time to manufacture more copies of the game “to meet the considerable worldwide demand.”