In a month that saw the industry shrink by an overall percentage of 19%, Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a very bright spot for Sony, which saw PS3 sales fall 35% in October after the September price cut sparked a sales surge.
According to the official NPD numbers for last month, it didn't take long for the best-reviewed game of the year to crack the 1 million barrier. Uncharted 2 launched on October 13 so it took a little over two weeks for the game to crack Platinum status, as confirmed by Sony's senior vice-president of strategic business development, Phil Rosenberg. The numbers for the original Uncharted are pathetic in comparison but let's not forget that two years ago, the PS3 user base was much, much lower. Said Rosenberg:
"Uncharted 2 has become the highest rated current exclusive action adventure game on any platform with a Metacritic score of 96. It's the second highest rated PS3 game ever. We've already sold over a million copies through last week in just a couple weeks on the market."
And for all you metal fans out there, Tim Schafer and Double Fine's Brutal Legend managed to sell a very respectable 216,000 copies in the exact same time frame. Considering that it had to battle Uncharted 2 , that isn't a bad number and for once, Schafer may enjoy long-term financial success with Brutal Legend . But it's hardly surprising to learn that Uncharted 2 dominated last month even though we still think it should sell more…hopefully, it'll do well for the holidays. It's a can't-miss experience, plain and simple, and in our eyes, nothing touches it in 2009.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves