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The Last Of Us Sold Well In Japan Too

Strong launch figures for ND's latest hit.

Naughty Dog’s master-class in survival horror has been leading headlines for the past few weeks now, but here’s something you may not have been expecting.

The Last Of Us launched in Japan almost a week after its US/EU release on June 20th, entering at number one on the software sales chart. Toppling Donkey Kong Country, Luigi’s Mansion, and Animal Crossing, the game was a big seller for Sony, having moved 117,465 in its debut week. According to sales tracker Media Create, the game also sold through 88.01% of its initial shipment.

Those are strong numbers, especially when you consider that The Last Of Us is a brand new IP carrying a CERO Z rating. It even came close to beating Uncharted 3’s release week performance with the treasure-hunting blockbuster bagging 124,989 in sales.

Source: Siliconera

  1. JBoo
    Since: Oct 2011

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    Comment posted on 01/07/2013 at 10:09.
  2. aerobes
    Since: Aug 2009

    Totally disillusioned with this. Wasn’t interested for the longest time, tried the demo and was quite taken with it. Ended up trading games for it and my PS3 wont read the disc and eventually trapped it inside. Took forever to get it out. Think im just going to let this one live in my imagination and trade it away.

    Comment posted on 01/07/2013 at 10:31.
  3. Porcupine_I
    Since: Aug 2009

    funny, i watched a Japanese movie from 1963 this weekend, that featured people turning into mushroom zombies :-)

    Comment posted on 01/07/2013 at 10:40.
    • Kennykazey
      Since: Mar 2010

      I recon the Japanese mistook it for a Cero Z rated Mario game.

      Comment posted on 01/07/2013 at 14:30.
The Last Of Us
  • Developer:Naughty Dog
  • Publisher:Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Platforms:PS3
  • Release Date:14/06/2013

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