Naughty Dog Celebrates Over 17 Million Copies Sold for The Last of Us on the Game’s Fifth Anniversary

Naughty Dog Celebrates Over 17 Million Copies Sold for The Last of Us on the Game’s Fifth Anniversary

The renowned studio looks back at five years of The Last of Us.

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.

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.

Jake Green

Guides Editor

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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