Sony is out there being braggadocios about the first week of sales for the PS4 exclusive, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The game managed to sell through 2.7 million copies in just one week.
“I’m happy to report that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End exceeded 2.7 million units in global sales*. For the North American region, Uncharted 4 is the fastest-selling PS4 first party title to-date.”
Unlike Microsoft who constantly uses shipped figures instead of sell-through figures, Qizilbash makes it known that the 2.7 million figure relates to the sell-through of digital sales and physical SKUs of the Blu-ray edition of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Ultimately, the game is off to a great sales start and will likely go on to move close to 5 million copies before the month is out. I wouldn’t be surprised if they managed 10 million copies sold by the end of 2016.
Uncharted 4 is somewhat of a masterpiece, there’s definitely a fedora-tip in order for the graphics, facial capture, the animations and the physics. However, some of the game’s shortcomings in the form of lesser control over the fighting and counter-attacks, as well as slightly fewer epic set pieces than the ones featured in Uncharted 2 and especially Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, kind of left me with a bittersweet feeling. I loved the inclusion of Sam Drake, and I thought Troy Baker did a grand-fantastic job on the role, but I do just sort of wish we had one sequence in the game that was similar to the tipped over cruise ship in the third game, or something equivalent to the train sequence in the second game… although, I suppose the jeep chase through Madagascar does rival the train sequence from Uncharted 2.
Anyway, Sony just figured to take some time out of their day to brag a little bit about a first-party exclusive that sold mega millions on the PlayStation 4, something Microsoft hasn’t quite been able to do with their exclusives when it comes to week-one sales.