You know, considering that the original went unnoticed for far too long, it's not too much of a stretch to label Uncharted 2: Among Thieves as a second new IP. After all, a great many people are jumping on the Drake bandwagon for the very first time.
Back in late 2007, nowhere near as many people owned a PS3 worldwide and something like Uncharted: Drake's Fortune just didn't burn up the sales charts like it should've. However, the sequel seems to be making up for lost time: according to VGChartz , the early estimates for sales of Uncharted 2 are pretty impressive: the game sold nearly 300,000 units in the Americas on the first day of its availability, and worldwide, it could be as high as a half-million. This would make Naughty Dog's unbelievable game the 3rd-fastest selling PS3 title to date (behind Grand Theft Auto IV and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots ). First week sales are estimated to be somewhere around 1 million units and in direct comparison, the original Uncharted only managed to sell 135,000 copies. Like we said, a great many missed out on the original so it's almost as if we're kicking off a new franchise for the second time; we can't wait to see how many copies Uncharted 3 might sell! You know they're gonna start work on it eventually, and you can be sure that this time, millions will be paying close attention.
For our part, we think this game deserves to sell millions upon millions of copies; it's just too good to be missed.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves