Uncharted 2 Sells 300,000 on Day One, Third-Fastest Selling PS3 Game in North America

Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is selling like hot cakes Beanie Babies whatever sells really fast these days. According to VGChartz, the game sold more than 300,000 copies on day one and is positioned to be the third-fastest selling PlayStation 3 game in North America and fourth-fastest selling worldwide.

We can now reveal that preliminary VGChartz data shows day one sales of over 300,000 units which should rise to 450,000 – 500,000 units by the end of the week, making Uncharted 2 the 3rd fastest-selling PS3 title to date in America behind Grand Theft Auto IV and Metal Gear Solid 4.

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If the numbers are accurate — VGChartz has an…uneven reputation in the business — this is fantastic news for Sony and Naughty Dog. By all accounts, this is one of the year’s best games, but as we’ve seen so many times in the past, the best games aren’t always the best selling. That aside, it looks like it’s full steam ahead for Uncharted 2. Congrats to Naughty Dog!

Any of you surprised by Uncharted 2 success? Or is this what you expected from a superior developer and a great game.

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14 thoughts on “Uncharted 2 Sells 300,000 on Day One, Third-Fastest Selling PS3 Game in North America”

  1. Wow…that is alot of copies. Kind of expected that though…..

    MW2 will do twice as much in day one I believe.

  2. Five times as much would put it on the same level as ODST's sales. I think MW2 is more popular than that. So even then, I think 5x might still be an underestimation.

  3. It would be easy for a game as popular as MW that's being released on both consoles. I don't know what the pre-orders look like though. It looks like Infinity Ward has made it their mission to beat all of Bungie and Rockstar's records.

    Also, I beat Uncharted2 yesterday and I hope this isn't a spoiler, but I'm so happy the final boss fight wasn't quick time events. Did anyone notice that the sequence that happens after you beat the boss was a homage to Halo 3's ending?

  4. It is really high, but not impossible. I'm not buying MW2 on day one, but I know a lot of people who are. Maybe it won't break 1.5 mil, but I can still see day one sales being astoundingly high. I'm pretty sure Bobby Kotick will be slamming his head against the wall if they aren't.

  5. I didn't think I was going to like Uncharted: Drake's Fortune but I tried it anyway and I loved it. I can't wait to pick up the new one. I played the multiplayer beta and had a lot of fun so I think I am really gonna enjoy Uncharted 2.

  6. I was play Uncharted 2 last night and I realized what this game is:

    Assassin's Creed+MGS4-OctoCamo-Assassination=Indiana Jones

    Weird combo, but pretty damn good.

    What I wish they'd do:

    Assassin's Creed+MGS4-guns-white robes=awesome stealthy ninja.

  7. I'll be finally picking up my copy on Tue. night or Wed afternoon.

    And since you guys were discussing 'MW2'- I might pick it up…sometime in 2010. I won't have money for it after Ratchet&Clank and Assassin's Creed II.

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