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The Last of Us is a game from American developers that takes place in real-world America locations, but it is still being embraced by Japanese audiences.
According to a report from Siliconera, The Last of Us sold 117,465 during its first week of release in Japan, which is about 88% of its initial shipment.
These sales numbers do not exceed Naughty Dog's previous game, Uncharted 3, but The Last of Us has a few roadblocks preventing it from competing fairly, one of the biggest being its rating. In Japan, The Last of Us has a CERO Z rating, which is a step above the equivalent M rating in North America, and it usually hurts sales.
For more on The Last of Us, check out our review.
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Wow and there isn't a single guy dressed like a 14 year old girl in it that's amazing
That's quite an outstanding feat. At this point, it shouldn't matter if the Last of Us isn't a ten million copy seller: If it can make that kind of an impact overseas, then it's truly become a phenomenon.
This is wonderful to hear. Especially considering its hurdles with the most violent rating. I hope this trend continues. they deserve it. A part of me finds it weird that japan loves an american made game knowing how different their culture is from ours is very insteresting espcially given how much we love their games.
From all the coverage of the game before release, and because it's from Naughty Dog, I figured The Last of Us was going to be decent but good god it is so much more. For me, it takes over Red Dead Redemption's spot for best game of this generation. I hope Naughty Dog is around for another 20 years so they can continue to bring us some of the best games in the industry,
That's cool, good games should sell well everywhere.
Glad to hear this. Everyone should play this game. Such an unforgettable experience.
Great news! Naughty Dog deserves every penny it can make on this masterpiece!
It needs to be embraced everywhere.
Let's throw in some tentacles with an affinity for young girls and the inability to take no for an answer. Then we sit back and watch the Yen roll in!!
The Last of Us is legendary!
Well... There goes the last chance of Xbox One ever picking up on Japan... Damn I need to get a copy of the Last of Us soon!!!!!!!!!
Well, huge chunk of Japanese that are lolicons, so makes sense