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Uncharted 4 Sales Are Great, But Comparing It is a Pain

The first-week sales numbers are in for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and they are impressive. More than 2.7 million units were sold across the world. And that’s sell-through data. Meaning, 2.7 million copies are in the hands of consumers.

That doesn’t quite equal Henry Avery’s $400 million pirate treasure from the game, but it’s a solid haul for the folks at Sony and Naughty Dog. Especially, for just one week.

A closer breakdown shows Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is now the fastest selling PS4 first party title in North America and Europe. And it’s a record they will probably hold until the next Naughty Dog adventure.

How these sales stack up

A straight comparison is tough these days. So many publishers tout dollar figures instead of units sold. Because of various editions, you can’t just divide these figures by 60 to get a unit count. And you can’t multiply units by 60 to get a dollar amount. We can get a baseline of at least $180 million for first week sales, but that’s about it.

We do know Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception sold 3.8 million units on its first day of release back in 2011. I can’t find any mention of sell-through or shipped for that number. I’m going to assume that figure was shipped. Still, it’s interesting to note that Sony doesn’t say Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the fastest selling Uncharted in franchise history.

I can understand if that’s not the case. I can’t remember a May that has felt this stacked with quality games in a long time. It feels more like November than the start of summer.

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Whatever the case, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is still a hit.

I’ve been taking my time tackling Uncharted 4, and Naughty Dog deserves all the success. They played to their strengths and crafted an instant game-of-the-year contender. I blame the photo mode for me not finishing quicker. I can’t help but pause the game every few minutes and capture screenshots.

I’ll be finishing up Uncharted 4 hopefully today before Overwatch swallows the rest of my week. Oh, and I’ll have to squeeze some Total War: Warhammer in there somewhere.

Were you one of the 2.7 million units sold? What’s your favorite part of Uncharted 4?

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