The reception of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has only been growing, and now already halfway through its first month of release, it’s becoming clear that Drake’s final adventure has struck important with a great many players.
According to figures showing worldwide disc and digital sales as of May 16, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End sold over 2.7 million units worldwide in its opening week. The post also mentioned that in PAL regions, the game is the “fastest-selling PS4 first party title to-date.” The achievement was reported on the PlayStation Blog.
PlayStation marketer Asad Quizilbash congratulated Naughty Dog for their accomplishment regarding A Thief’s End:
“A huge congratulations goes out to Naughty Dog for an incredible feat. The success of the game is a testament to the calibre of the team at Naughty Dog and their unwavering commitment to their fans.”
The post then proceeded to thank audiences for their commitment to the Uncharted, and joining the series’ sarcastic protagonist on his final adventure.
“Most of all, we wanted to give special thanks to all of you who joined us so far on this incredible adventure, and have embarked with us on Nathan Drake’s final, wild ride.”
After originally being slated for release in 2015, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End experienced multiple delays, and was pushed back till March and April, before finally launching on May 10 2016. Naughty Dog have confirmed that free DLC will be making its way into the game post-launch, with updates spanning summer 2016 to spring 2017, with co-op arriving this autumn.
Though game director Neil Druckmann has stated that Uncharted 4 will be the last game in the series to be developed by Naughty Dog (and the last ever to star Nathan Drake), the developer has claimed it already has “some ideas” for a new game, which – according to Uncharted 4 designer Ricky Cambier – will “get more out of [the PS4].”