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.

Uncharted 4 ruins

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?

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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