The Last of Us Part II is officially a success, as it now holds the distinction of being the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive ever, selling over more than 4 million copies as of June 21.
Neil Druckmann, Vice President of Naughty Dog and Director of the game, had a few words to share about this incredible milestone:
We are so immensely grateful to the millions of fans around the world that have played The Last of Us Part II and shared their experiences with us over the last week. We set out to tell a new kind of story, one that deals with difficult themes and would challenge you in unexpected ways. Hearing how the experience has resonated with so many of you and witnessing the type of thoughtful discussions it has sparked has been so incredible. We’ve also been so inspired by your creativity — whether it’s your gorgeous Photo Mode shots, jaw-dropping gameplay GIFs, or the songs you’ve recorded using Ellie’s guitar.
The Last of Us Part II was made possible thanks to the efforts of the hundreds of talented and passionate developers here at Naughty Dog. We can imagine no greater honor than seeing that same passion mirrored by the people playing it. Thank you for helping us reach this amazing milestone.
In our review of the game, we called it a triumph and a game that must definitely be experienced whether you are a fan of the series or not.
The Last of Us Part II is out now exclusively for the PlayStation 4.