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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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Awesome that they can enjoy our games more, seeing as they have provided decades of our greatest games.
A great game that appeals to an audience sells. I love it when the world makes sense. News like this will hopefully lessen the cries of how the Japanese just don't like U.S. developers; they like U.S. games, as long as it appeals to them. Egad!
Its nice to see TLOU doing good in Japan, and this is coming from an Xbox gamer.
Good to see Naughty Dog garnering some worldwide sales.
shows that naughty dog knows how to make games...
This is excellent news