The Last of Us Part 2 sells 4M, becomes fastest-selling Sony game for PS4 ahead of Spider-Man
The final of Us Part 2, Sony’s post-apocalyptic escape game set in an epidemic that nearly wiped out humanity, has become one of the company’s fastest-selling games. The company said that after being released on June 19, it received more than 4 million copies sold to customers through June 21.
The game came four years after the 2013 blockbuster The Last of Us, a vicious smuggler named Joel and a gay teenager named Ellie, after facing gangs, militias and other desperate survivors from across the country. The game also focuses on an epidemic fungus that captures people’s minds and ruins their bodies.
It was praised by critics for its elaborate visuals, voice acting and gameplay. Although some parts of the internet , Which surprised. Still, that hasn’t kept millions from buying and playing.
“The final part of 2 represents massive innovation in gameplay with excellent gameplay mechanics and excellent storytelling,” said Eric Lempel, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Sony PlayStation. “We strive to bring you unique, engaging experiences.”
Sony’s financial success with Last Part 2 is the latest example of how popular video games have become.An epidemic is occurring in the real world, which has infected nearly 10 million people and killed more than 484,000 patients since it was first detected in December. Governments around the world have ordered millions of people to shelter at home in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus. This helps contribute to recording video game sales as people turn to world-building games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Minecraft, the demon shooter Doom Eternal and the battle royale game Fortnite to both entertain and There is a way to move forward. .
For Sony, sales of the first week of Last of Us Part 2 beat other hit games made in the past seven years, including Marvel’s Spider-Man and God of War’s adventure game. It also follows 2013’s The Last of Us, the fastest-selling exclusive game for the PlayStation 3, selling 3.4 million copies in its three weeks.
Sony said that its tally for the sale of The Last of Us Part 2 takes into account returns or canceled prepaid.
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Naughty Dog, Sony’s video game studio that created the game, is known for complex stories and dramatic games. The studio also produced titles such as the well-received adventure series Uncharted.
With Last of Us, Sony’s team shifted from adventure style to survival drama. The first game featured regular scenes of brutal fighting and the death of the Gories. With the sequel, the company made it even more serious. Sony’s Naughty Dog Studios vice president and sports director Neil Druckman said in an interview with Variety in 2018 that his team does not use the word “fun” to describe The Last of Us Part 2, rather you’d think That is the bet. For your character.
“If we are going to tell this story, we have to go there. We have to make you feel uncomfortable,” he explains. “I don’t want you to do these acts. I want you to feel them. Moments.”
That diffused gameplay appeared in some reviews.
“It’s a tough game to stomach,” Kalli Plague wrote in her review for the CNT sister site GameSpot. “Many times, the pain you feel is so insensitive that it can numb you. It’s all messed up and tarnished and makes me sad for a myriad of reasons, but the more I reflect on it, the more I appreciate the story and the characters. ” Corner. “
The story and its characters set off some in various corners of the Internet, however. He reacted to the initial leaks about the game, then reviewed it, and then released the game with Vitriol, which continues to produce better pieces,And a barrage of tweets a week after the game’s release.
“There are some honest players who just don’t like the direction of the story of The Last of Us Part 2, while many who type the game’s score on Metacritic or misbehave on Twitter are not interested in honest evaluation,” CNET’s Daniel Van Boom explains in his piece.
For his part, Sony’s Druckman said in a statement that he would be “ready to tell a new kind of story, which deals with difficult topics and will challenge you in an unexpected way.”
“It has become very unbelievable to hear how many of you have had this experience resonating with you and the type of discussion that has been taking place,” he said. “The Last of Us Part 2 was made possible here by the efforts of hundreds of talented and passionate developers who are here at Naughty Dog. We are more honored to see the same passion shown by the people who play it can imagine.”
Updates, 7:18 pm Corrects the game’s release date.