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

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Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Buying this VERY VERY soon
Along with Demon's Soul, hopefully

Other than MGS4, I think this game is the epitome of this current gen.

Though Infamous gets great praise from me thus far

Whoa! Can't forget LittleBigPlanet!!!


Last edited by Scarecrow on 10/16/2009 9:31:03 PM

DIsmael85
DIsmael85
11 years ago

I was wondering why you werent playing it, this game is awesome Scarecrow, you needs to get, and we needs to do some coop when you comfortably finish the SP adventure.

Jut420
Jut420
11 years ago

If by soon you mean this weekend, I would suggest going to Toys R Us and I've heard certain Best Buys are having a buy two get one free sale on all PS3 games. I'm sure you could find another game that would interest you. I wish I could pick up Brutal Legend and Fallout 3: GOTY edition but I'm a little strapped for cash at the moment and am hoping to get them for X-mas. I kinda wish I didn't pre-order both games that you want to get otherwise I would have definately taken advantage of the offer. Then again, playing both games day 1 was awesome, as both rank among the best titles I've ever played.

OT, Uncharted 2 deserves high sales. I hope it stays in the top 10 in sales WW until at least the end of the year, because this game deserves it, and hopefully there are enough new PS3 owners to keep this game in the top 10 with the PS3s new price point. I just want to say that ND really knows how to immerse players and get them into the game right from the start. I haven't felt this immersed in a game from the start since MGS4, and that is saying a lot since I am a huge MGS fan and although I love Uncharted the game just didn't grab me the way MGS or the God of War games did and Uncharted 2 did just that the moment the single player game started and hasn't let up yet. Truly a well put together and highly polished game. Added multiplayer, which is surprisingly tactical (just wasn't expecting it to be tactical although the controls from the original should've told me otherwise), and a cool theater experience to replay previous multiplayer games. So far from my experience with the single player aspect, that alone is worth the $60 to buy the game.

P.S. sorry for the wall of writing, I just wanted to express how great this game has been for me and how much, imho, ND has improved since the first game.


Last edited by Jut420 on 10/17/2009 1:56:20 AM

isaya85
isaya85
11 years ago

I got my copy day 1, best $60 I've ever spent

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

Best looking console came. I was playing today in the city with the helicopter scene. I got to the roof and was just awestruck by the amount of detail.


Last edited by fundando on 10/16/2009 9:43:55 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

There is a jaw dropping moment later in the game, I won't spoil it by mentioning it, but I thought that I had seen it all with things like the helicopter you mention, but later.. ..wow….just wait.

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

Haha I know what your talking about. Also the sound design is amazing i got a surround sound system and I can tell they worked hard to make sure every detail was perfect.

Have you guys flipped through his notebook? There is some hilarious stuff in there.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I have been enjoy the crap out of the game;I'm limiting myself to an hour a day of play time(Don't want it to end).As for the sells, I'm glad people bought it but that still a pretty low number to me(at least compared to the 360 and wii exclusives).

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

That's a huge step up in sales from uncharted 1 sales, just imagine when the 3rd installment comes out it prolly sale 2 million copies.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Awesome news. But I can hear the Xboxers now.

"Halo STDS sold over 2 million in one day man."

I love this game. Almost done. Can't wait to replay it on Crushing.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

The STD is very infectious…. :*(

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

STD sold so well because they didn't have Sh*t all else muthafacka!

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

That and the s.o.b. is a well established franchise.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Calling Halo 3: ODST an STD sounds a propos. $78 CAN for a glorified expansion pack? You would have to be ill from over-exposure of Halo to buy it without question.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

I guess that means STD sold most of its units on day one, because it's not even at 3 million after three weeks.

Raydog
Raydog
11 years ago

Getting my copy for my birthday so I'll have to suffer til nov. 8th to get mine. Can't frickin wait! Loved the 1st one jutst got and finished it a month ago.

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

As long as you get it! Im embarrassed to admit that I haven't gotten mine yet either. With a baby here it's hard to get time to even go and buy a game. That and I want to resist the GamesSTOP by my house.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Uncharted=why new IPs are needed.

It's funny how people jump on board once a title has a number after it.

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

That is soo true! I don't know why that is either. It's not like anyone didn't talk up the UC:DF. It was the best exclusive on the Ps3 until MGS4

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

Yeah but you guys have to admit 2 is at least twice as good as the first one.

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

Here's my ign reader review for U1 from Jan '08. Skip to the end where I predict the sequel being packaged with multiplayer:

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
A treasure, indeed
by ima_gin_e

This Review's Trust Rating: 0 0
January 13, 2008 – A highly underrated game, simply because it lacks multiplayer. However, if you play the game on the higher difficulties, you can see how they made up for it.

The enemies seem alive, and the npc allies cooperate very well (they draw fire, and occasionally die on the harder settings if you don't protect them, too).

The story and cutscenes are nothing short of film standards, and indeed are just as entertaining.

The graphical splendor never gets old, and never ceases to amaze me, everytime I load the game. I haven't seen a game that contains this level of graphical detail, yet maintains an equal level of art direction. The frame rate is not 60 like Ratchet, more like 45, but it is locked-in, and makes up for it with brilliant imagery that I have never seen in a console game before.

As for the sound, it is impeccable, with wonderfully suitable orchestra bg music, hilarious in game character- commentary, and immersive sound effects.

As mentioned before, nothing short of the rest was delivered regarding the gameplay. Some criticisms have been made in regard to the control, such as the speed of aiming. These critics have simply haven't taken the time to see the developers of the game never missed any detail. For example, people complain of the speed of aiming in fp mode. They haven't realized that you can center your view quickly first, and enter fp mode to make precision shots. In this same way, you can even aim your blindfire. And when in close-quarter combat, the game auto aims for you when shooting from the hip or run-and-gunning. Some people have complained of the length of the game, just because they blew through the game at "easy" settings. But if you play through the game on all difficulty settings, and manage to achieve all the treasures and achievements, you will see, indeed, how long this game will last you, and how it never gets boring.

A lot of attention was put in this game in every department, and I think it was only because of time-constraints (especially with all the pressure from sony) that multiplayer was missing. But if anyone has gotten a chance to check out the gallery, a room of servers, suggests we will be getting even that in the sequel. It may seem that I am defending this title as a 'fanboy', might. Really, I'm only showing that infact any weaknesses that may be apparent in this title, were not overlooked by the developers, and were addressed. Worth the price on a new title, and then some: Uncharted Drake's fortune is an uncharted fortune and a must-by.

10.0 Presentation
A level of polish that is rarely found in pc or console games, alike.

9.8 Graphics
The framerate isn't 60, minor screen-tearing, and occasional late texture-loading, but these are the only 'flaws' that I can think of keeping this game from a perfect 10 in this department.

10.0 Sound
Wonderfully clear and immersive. No fault to be found here.

9.5 Gameplay
The driving sequences seemed rather weak as compared to the depth in play of other situations, and the lack of multiplayer may irk some folks, but what it does, it does remarkably, well.

9.6 Lasting Appeal
A single player without multi coop, and no online multi, either, but wonderfully replayable it is. A hidden classic that is ironically well-named.

9.7 OVERALL
(out of 10 / not an average)

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I am proud to say I am playing Uncharted 2 before 1. I will go purchase 1 after i am done with this one.

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

Good choice, let me just say 1 is surprisingly close behind 2. Other than the lack of multiplayer, all aspects of 1 really hold their own even after playing 2.

FonFahbre
FonFahbre
11 years ago

This is one game I don't want to finish, its just too damn good!.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Reminds me of how I never wanted to end Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XII, and GTAIII

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Do any one of us really want our beloved games to end?

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
11 years ago

One of my formerly 360-only co-workers who even ragged on INFAMOUS because "you can't climb fences???" bought a PS3 Slim a week or so after it came out and got U2 and says it's the best game he's played on either next-gen system.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Nice.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Haha

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

He's right about the fences, though. That is ridiculous, though not a big deal.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 10/17/2009 3:27:27 PM

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Go Drake!

Nerull
Nerull
11 years ago

Got my copy yesterday. Love the first level especially. My friend was on the edge of their seat and when I made my first near fall to my death they nearly had a heart attack, and I'm like you know I haven't even met an enemy yet.

___________
___________
11 years ago

i was really disappointed with uncharted 2s cover.
got the limited edition and all its only a cardboard sleeve to go over the game.
thats limited edition?
i would of thought there would of been one like infamous, that was sweet! and i was hoping they would have a making of scenes in there like batman AA had.
o well the games fuc**ng awesome!
i literally shat my pants on the opening cut scene where your climbing the pole and a massive rock knocks you down.
im up to the train chase just before you flash back to the start, and am kinda disappointed.
the opening cut scene has so many O SH*T parts in it, but every other part is meh.
in the opening cut scene drake gets the crap beat out of him, but in the other action scenes your just running away from something.
it just feels scripted, like yea typical Hollywood.
like a building explodes 2 seconds after you escape.
the opening cut scene had consequences showed you your not unstoppable things dont just miss you by 2 mm but every one after that, is exactly what happens.
best part of the game though is not the action, nor the graphics or sound (which is fuc**ng amazing)its drakes sense of humor.
like where he falls in the pool than starts teasing chloe playing marco polo.
or where you get up to the first puzzle.
come on in the waters fine.
no you just want to see my shirt wet.
or nice parking job.
not only drake either, in the stealth mission drake misses a jump your mate saves you than says no more donuts for you.
never has a game made me laugh so much.
thats the best part of uncharted 2, its like heavy rain.
it makes you feel so many emotions.
anger (you will know why dont want to spoil it)
joy because drakes a smart a$$ like me.
fear when your half way off a cliff with rocks hurling towards ya.
anxiousness when your on top of a train and a tunnel is hurling towards ya.
and god knows how many others, and im only up to chapter 13 i think.
kinda disappointed though, ive only been playing for 5 hours and im already up to 13.
seems really short to me, but than while playing on crushing im sure i wont be complaining.
thats going to be fuc**ng hard, not looking forward to it.

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

if you are only on around 13 just wait it gets crazy in a few more chapters. i am on 22 and there have been some straight tense moments. wait til you get to like 17 to 19!! i know there are at least 26 chapters just by looking through the bonus section. the review he gave on the game said he did it in about 10-12 hours.

Mamills
Mamills
11 years ago

i agree the US box art in general sucks
i should do a custom one and upload it
i like the japanese box art more, it reminds me of classic adventure Movies (ie. Indiana Jones etc.)

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

I got mine the day it came out but had to wait to start it because I had not finished UC 1. I was freaked out by the ending to UC1, the only thing that would have been stranger to me is if master chief flew to the island and sarted having a 3 way with some of the monsters.

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

The article pic was used for one of Epic Battle Axe's Captionate contests. The winning caption is awesome:

http://epicbattleaxe.com/captionate-100809/

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

uncharted 2 is what it should be. its a playstation exclusive, it uses the system like it should. i was lucky enough to have the money to buy my copy of it and i love it. i only played uncharted 1 for the first time a few weeks ago which i actually was kind of glad i did that so i only had to wait a few weeks for this beautiful sequel.

this reminds me of when the ps2 came out and things were a little slow at first with the really bad ass games but then there was like a flood and sony had one bad ass game after another. granted the ps2 took less to develop on and games now have longer cycles so its taking a little longer to build up. think of 2016 when the ps3 hits its ten year mark…

and as i write this i see another uncharted 2 commercial 😉 Sony is on a roll. Naughty Dog has really proven they are top dog.

HOODGE
HOODGE
11 years ago

Best video game for this genre of game in history. If this is what Naughty Dog can do it's second time round, I can't believe what the next chapter will be like. I just finished the campaign (i'd rather called it a movie) a few minutes ago, and it was the most moving, mezmerizing experience I've ever had. The game had me almost crying, laughing, sweating bullets, and just shaking my head back and forth in total disbelief at what I was seeing.

We are coming up to the 4th year of the PS3, and I believe that now Sony will put it in overdrive. The competition better watch out. Microsoft should be scared crapless at this point in time. And with Wii sales slowing down quickly, with Sony's train barrelling down the tracks now, nothing may stop it.

With mega hits Ratchet and clank, Heavy Rain, GT5, God of War 3 upcoming soon, I think Microsoft will be fighting tooth and nail for every little bit of space they can achieve. And just like a pack of Wolves, Sony is soon gonna circle around their prey for the definite KILL.

Like i said before MGS4 and KZ2 rendered the 360 obsolete. Unchartered 2 is the final nail in the coffin. Sorry 360 fanboys, time to buy the REAL NEXT GEN SYSTEM PLAYSTATION 3!!

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

so we are getting "it only does Uncharted 2" commercials now, so soon we should be getting "it only does God of War collectors edition" then "it only does Ratchet and Clank Future" then "it only does M.A.G." then "it only does God of War 3" then "it only does Gran Turismo 5" then "it only does Heavy Rain" then…

might not be the final nail in the coffin just yet but they definetly pulled out the nail gun


Last edited by frylock25 on 10/17/2009 4:59:09 AM

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

Lol,

they are so delusional that they're saying that it is just a slight momentum shift. That the sales hike is 'temporary'. Sony has been kicking as and taking names and Microsoft's name is next….

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Pre ordered mine through Amazon, I get a cool in-game treasure map….when the game finally arrives…

so I learned my lesson.

serves me right, I should have thought about how I'd be surrunded by people telling me how amazing the game is for a week. I can't wait to play it!

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

the game is amazing 😉

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

For $5.98 you could have received it the same day as release and still would have been cheaper than buying local by about 2 or 3 dollars.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

I hate to tell you this, but I ordered through Amazon, and the digital Treasure map is a pile of steaming manure. It shows a grand total of 6 out of 100 treasures, all in the first two levels, and that's your lot. I got the game on release day, and by the time I got the code and downloaded the treasure map, I'd already completed a play through on Easy.

Imagine my 'delight' when I found that the digital treasure map helped be find exactly 6 out of 100 treasures, 6 that I'd already found…I don't care who says what, this pre-order bonus from Amazon was a crock of….you get the idea. I won't make that mistake again, no more pre-order from Amazon for me.

0_o
0_o
11 years ago

I went to buy Uncharted 2 yesterday from a local store but it had finished! It's good news and bad news at the same time…I'm getting it tonight hopefully 🙂

Bo0mKiiD
Bo0mKiiD
11 years ago

This is a good game. It's a cinematic adventure.

pyrobomber70
pyrobomber70
11 years ago

Indiana Jones is afraid of snakes and Batman was afraid of bats. In the game Uncharted 2 what is Nathan Drake afraid of? I played the first one but the second one was sold out. I am waiting for them to get some new copies in. I don't want to know any of the story just want to know what he is afraid of in the game. I can't wait to play this game!

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

bullets. grenades. rpgs.

i think those are some of his fears 😉
hope i didnt ruin anything lol

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Obviously the idea of having "last years model" with someone else terrifies him!