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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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Well I'm from the U.S. and I like games set in japan and I like Japanese developed games. The rating hike sucks though
I can tell you why: adult man with young girl, alone. That's Japan for you. But, medieval Europe wasn't different.
Not surprising everything big from Sony sells well in Japan.
It's pretty lame that some people here are attributing the success of the game in Japan because they think Japanese people have a loli fetish. It's selling well in Japan for the same reason it sold well in America; the game is awesome. Period. Grow up.
I love that the games is doing well and all, but we get that it is good.Every video game website has something new that adds nothing.Im almost already sick of it and want it to go away
I am not surprised a Sony in house game sold well in Japan. I always thought Naughty Dog, Insomniac and Sucker Punch games sold well in all countries.
This is great news
Wouldn't have guessed this, but I'm glad the great game is getting appreciated commercially as well as critically.
Bunch of japanese pedophiles bought it
I always love it when American games sell well in Japan. Now if only that worked the opposite way as well. Then Japan would bring some more of their games over here.
TLOU would sell well on Mars if released there..
The Last of Us and Heavy Rain have been two of my favorite games in the last five years!!
Good to hear that a 'merican game is doing well in the Far East.