The lights are on
Sony said today it shipped 3.8 million copies of Uncharted 3 to retailers globally in the first day. The company has not provided actual sales numbers to consumers at this time, however.
It's worth noting that while shipped numbers give a good indication of excitement for the game at retail, it doesn't give a full picture. Electronic Arts announced last month it shipped 10 million copies of Battlefield 3 in the first week it, yet the publisher actually sold about half of that.
“Uncharted 3 is a blockbuster and these incredible sales figures reflect that," said Nick Caplin, Head of Communications at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. "Consumers are clearly as eager to play the game as critics were to heap praise upon it, and the team at Naughty Dog deserve this fantastic reception at retail."
[Update: A SCEA representative reconfirmed to Game Informer these sales are shipped, not sold.]
Good sign. ^_^
I am 1 of 3.8 million. It was a great game and deserves all the praise that was hyped. It felt shorter than U2 but some of the scenes absolutely blew me away.
Simply the best action game on the market right now. No other game come close to Uncharted.
Congrats to all at Naughty Dog, well done! :D
I got a copy at my house and am currently playing Uncharted 3!!!!! Totally think Among Thieves is the best one so far though.
I haven't played this game yet, but judging by the reviews, I'd say it probably deserves it.
Uncharted 3 is a great game, but honestly it's starting to be predictable. I mean how many times is Nate going to jump on something and it breaks as he lands? It was surprising the first 10 times, but it feels like everytime you jump somewhere Nate falls :-\
Uncharted 3 had better multiplayer, but Uncharted 2 had better single player
IGN claims the sales were 3.8 million. The shipments, I assume, were more.