Sony and Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us: Part 2 has reportedly broken a record when it comes to PlayStation exclusives. As per a new report, over 4 million people have consumed the game filled to the brim with propaganda topped off by Neil Druckmann and Halley Gross’ appalling writing.
Although the game has topped 4 million sales, it will be interesting to see what effects the sequel has on Sony and Naughty Dog’s reputation moving forward, especially now that they’re on the Traitors of America master list. In the meantime, Eric Lempel — Senior Vice President and PlayStation Worldwide Marketing at SIE — took to blog.playstation.com to share Druckmann’s following speech:
“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.”
According to website gamesindustry.biz, The Last of Us: Part 2 has become the fastest-selling first-party PS4 exclusive to date. This means the agenda-driven game has topped previous records set by games like God of War (3.1 million sold in three days) and Marvel’s Spider-Man (3.3 million in three days).
On the topic of Marvel’s Spider-Man, we’ll see if The Last of Us: Part 2 will be able to top the 2018 superhero game’s 13 million units sold.
With that said, we’ll find out how well the game performs post-launch and if the reputation of Sony and Naughty Dog remains the same as the controversial PS4 game spreads across the world despite being banned by certain countries in the Middle East and by Game Valley.
The Last of Us: Part 2 is out now for PS4 ever since June 19th, 2020.