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
The Naughty Dog Team created a great masterpiece and deserve a well paid vacation.Now that that's out of the way I must say how disappointed I'm with the sales.Is incredible that MW2(no knock towards it)outsold U2 almost 3-1 in one day alone(PS3 version).Almost all of the exclusives for PS3 sell like bad manure(MGS4 is the only exception) while the other console's big exclusives sell like very addicting crack.Regardless I will always enjoy a great game even if it sells 5 copies.
That has me worried more and more… Seems the PS3 exclusives can't sell decent numbers 🙁
Here is hopping GT5 opens the flood gates and sell like a gazillion copies in a few days.
HeXeN, exactly what I always thought. PS3 owners don't support their exclusives. 🙁
5 of the 10 top-selling PS3 games are exclusives (and 8 of 20 and 11 of 30).
By contrast, only 4 of the top 10 360 games are exclusives (and 7 of 20 and 9 of 30).
PS3 owners DO support exclusives.
And the sales numbers for each are roughly comparable (per console sold).
Last edited by Fane1024 on 11/14/2009 8:48:54 PM
I can't believe how few Uncharted 2 has sold.
Ok, so it is not a total embarrassment by any means, and I am sure Naughty Dog has popped quite a few champagne bottles over the success they are having with this game. But I feel for Naughty Dog that they put out THE game experience of 2009, only to have MW2 come out with a 5 to 6 hour campaign, and sell 3.3 million on the PS3. OUCH!!
I loved the first Uncharted, and from my experience with the first game it made getting the second game a must. That must be what has kept many from purchasing it, they never played the first, and don't have the attachment that I have to the character. I think many still want to buy the game, but they are going to wait until the price comes down. Or since the first Uncharted came down in price, maybe a lot will finally pickup that game, play it, then pickup number 2.
Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 11/12/2009 9:54:02 PM
Before this goes any further, you just can't compare Uncharted 2 and Modern Warfare 2. The latter is a unique beast in the world of games. It just appeals to the widest possible demographic and online multiplayer is like a staple now.
I think Uncharted 2 is a better game, certainly, and it should sell more on the PS3…but it won't. We just have to live with that.
Couldn't have said it better myself
Probably not a lot more, but I think the reason the PS3 slim sales slumped in October was that anyone who didn't jump up and buy one in September is waiting to get it for Christmas instead, and if they know anything about games Uncharted 2 will follow suit.
Dutka has spoken!
And that's why UC2 will get my buck this weekend. Can't wait! Experienced the demo and enjoyed the multiplayer a lot! Just wondering, for the actual game does it take a long time to set up matches, or was that only in the demo?
wher ar the # at?
it's at 1.5 million right now. i think that pretty good. and we still have the holiday rush to look forward to.
Ever since the Slim came out, I noticed Uncharted 1 is still consistently selling 20k copies a week. The 160 fat PS3 bundle is no longer in production, which means those are not game bundles. People actually paid for the first game after playing the sequel. I'm sure Uncharted 2 will consistently sell through for the next two years like its predecessor.
I'm assuming the 1st highest rated PS3 game was MGS4?
I wouldn't worry too much if you plan on comparing MW2 to U2 because Uncharted is still a young franchise, it will probably double its sales with each sequel.
I'm so afraid for "The Last Guardian"… If Uncharted 2 sold that little, I don't want to think how poorly they might do 🙁
I will do the same thing I did with Ico and SotC, buy it as gift to all my friends and family who own a PS3.
i really hope ND actually go and make a PSP game now.
be that a uncharted game, or something else i dont care, just something for the psp would be nice.
but MW2 is the 2nd most over rated game in history, first being GTAIV.
i mean it leaves so much to be desired.
it starts off with a band, sets you on fire with the snow level from E3 and then after that its slow smooth sailing.
its like going from the superman ride the worlds fastest roller coaster to the tunnel of love.
i really dont understand why IW did that, its like they ran out of ideas or something.
talk about a one trick pony.
I always thought Halo was the number 1 overhyped game, but MW2, to be exact, might be more.
Actually if you compare the two MW2 is obviously the better game and the fact that it's mult-platform, so yes, I think Halo is still the number one hyped up game.
I still think this because many Xbots are still using the Halo franchise as a reason alone to get the 360 over the ps3, regardless of how many better fps games there are. People still just talk about how great it is for some reason, despite its flaws and the fact it released awhile ago.
nah im talking media hype.
no game has been hyped like MW2.
others i can understand because there good, like KZ2 or uncharted 2 the hype is justified there but MW2?
i seriously cant see what people see in that, but hey 99.999999% of the time i like what most people hate.
i mean most would put uncharted 2 at GOTY me i would put infamous.
most people loved GTAIV and swore it was the second coming of christ, i hated it.
most people hated haze, i loved it.
most of the time, im against the majority, just the way i like it!
The PS3 base will be much stronger by the time The Last Guardian comes around. Also was Ratchet and Clank included in the October NPD records?
I think Uncharted 2 will gradually but consistently sell over time. I think there will be the Christmas rush, there will be more of ND's masterpiece given away as gifts… is it not better in the end to have steady sales over a longish period than simply a boom and then a bust?
"i am home"
Uncharted 2 = game of the year
I feel sorry for those sorry asses who own a ps3 and don't own Uncharted 1 and 2
It should be a sin not to own those two awesome games
I'm sorry I have an ass 🙁
I'll get it Christmas though. Or eventually.. just like MW2. Hah
You watch, MW2 will get game of the year all over the place.
not here i am callin it right now. game of the year on this site will be uncharted 2. it will probably win a few other catagories as well like graphics.
infamous = game of the year.
Infamous was f****** fun!
If on that alone…Infamous is a big contender
Man I can't wait for Infamous 2
I really like this franchise, I hope more people buy it, it's such a fun game.
Yeah I'd put it between inFamous and UC2, of course UC2 would win on this site, but I mean elsewhere, where people are ignorant.
I believe Naughty Dog and their well-crafted game Uncharted 2 deserves game of the year. If MW2 gets game of the year, I swear I'm gonna be pissed. I don't find anything wrong with milkin' a franchise.
But when a gigantically milked franchise interferes and trys to steals away GOTY from a game like Uncharted 2 simply because it has mass appeal and a history of hype fueling it, yeah…that's when it becomes a problem.
D**m that last sentence/paragraph ran a mile…hehe…guess I got a little emotional.
I agree. If MW2 wins GOTY, it will only be because of its overall sales and popularity, not necessarily the quality and work put into the game, which every GOTY winners should be based on.
We have to give these new franchises time.
I respect Sony's braveness to be producing new IPs and franchises for us PS3 owners, so we have to thank them and some of the developers for truly sticking with the PS3.
Let's just hope it doesn't come to the fact where the sales will change their mind otherwise.
As long as Uncharted 2 beats the expected "2.5 million mark expectations" from Naughty Dog then I'm happy for them.
I'm really losing hope for the gaming industry when MW2 is the most widely recognized game for gamers. Sorry, that's just marketing and hype at it's worst.
Uncharted 2 is the best game ive ever played. I enjoyed the 1st one but the 2nd blew it out the water and any other game 'cough Mw2 cough'. Game of the f***ing decade IMO
Expect this month to be dominated by MW2.
And by the way, the 3.3 instant sale of the PS3's MW2 confirmed that Sony fanboys are pathetic.
Here's why, MS fanboy bash PS3 but they AT LEAST support the 360 by buying the exclusives, Sony fanboy on the other hand bash the 360 and they say they support the PS3 and it's the best, but they do NOT ACTUALLY support the PS3 by buying the exclusives.
For this I have to give credits to 360 fanboys for supporting the system of their choice.
But yes, no matter what they do, fanboys are the lowest in gaming.
Last edited by Snaaaake on 11/13/2009 7:04:41 AM
That is what it's starting to look like…
I bet Assassins Creed 2 will sell more on the PS3 in the short tern than Uncharted 2 🙁
Is the PS3/Uncharted 2 bundle coming really or not?
this was posted ealier by FANE1024
pretty intereseting since it doesnt go along with what your trying to say at all.
"5 of the 10 top-selling PS3 games are exclusives (and 8 of 20 and 11 of 30).
By contrast, only 4 of the top 10 360 games are exclusives (and 7 of 20 and 9 of 30).
PS3 owners DO support exclusives.
And the sales numbers for each are roughly comparable (per console sold)."
I was one of those 500 and some thousand that bought U2 and I have to tell anyone that maybe skeptical about it, you won't regret paying $60 for this masterpiece we call Uncharted2 I can give you my word you'll be wanting more once you beat it.
I'll pass on MW2 hurry up BFBC2
so it's sold over a million copies huh??
which means it's OVER 9000!!!!
lol, sorry, i couldn't help myself 🙂
that made me chuckle. UC2 is an awesome game. I finally got my platinum trophy a couple days ago (which is the first platinum I ever got. gonna write that in my journal 🙂 ) and I'm still playing it.
Really debating on UC2 if I should pick it up before christmas or wait till Boxing day sale. decisions decisions…. Played a few hours the one day I like it better than the first 🙂
Brutal legend was awesome, love that game nice to see those sale figures for that one as well.
Great numbers for an exclusive in the first month. Thought it would be better. The other 20+ million PS3 owners are missing out on an epic, visual and storied masterpiece..sad. They must be playing with their eyes closed.