Naughty Dog has revealed that its post-apocalyptic epic The Last of Us has sold over 17 million units worldwide. The studio is celebrating the five year anniversary of the game, taking to Twitter to thank fans for their support.
The Last of Us originally released June 14, 2013. The PS3 release was praised by critics and fans, and was followed up with a spruced up version for PS4 the following year. The Last of Us currently sits with a MetaCritic rating of 95.
Today is the 5th Anniversary of The Last of Us' release. Over 17 million of you have taken this journey with us and your love, support, and fandom for these characters and their story has been incredible. We can't wait to continue it with Part II. pic.twitter.com/dES9bBDa4W— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) June 14, 2018
The revelation that The Last of Us has sold 17 million refers to the combined totals of both versions of the game. The Last of Us Remastered released on July 24, 2014, and gave the game new legs on PS4. It came bundled with the standalone DLC, Left Behind, and featured updated graphics and sound.
The studio ended its tweet with a look at what’s next, as it is busy working on a sequel, The Last of Us: Part 2. We recently received an extended gameplay trailer for the eagerly anticipated PS4 game during Sony’s E3 2018 Press Conference, which showed an older Ellie fighting off a gang of violent sadists.
The trailer prompted a backlash of sorts, as many felt the trailer shown was too violent. Neil Druckmann responded that the violence is intentional, and is “supposed to make the player uneasy”.
For more on The Last of Us: Part 2, head over to our The Last of Us 2 Guides hub. You’ll find everything we know about the game so far, including gameplay, setting and a guess at when you’ll be able to play it.