Uncharted 4 has sold almost 9 million copies

Earlier today Sony revealed that PS4 sales have reached 53 million units. They also revealed the sales figures of its biggest game of 2016: Uncharted 4.

Uncharted 4 has sold 8.7 million copies as of December 21st, 2016. That makes it by far the best selling first party PS4 game ever.

The game was delayed several times, but that only seemed to increase anticipation for the title. It was released last May, to great reviews and reception by PS4 gamers — it’s a must-have title for the console.

Sony didn’t reveal how many of those sales came from the wildly popular Uncharted 4 PS4 bundle that was available this holiday season. Given that Sony sold over 6 million PS4 console this holiday season, it’s safe to say that the bundle helped move at least a few more million units of Uncharted 4.

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  • Christopher Worthy

    U4 has Awesome graphics.

    • eclectic*raptor

      Correct

    • eclectic*raptor

      So, just finished the game, and the epilogue is the prettiest video game graphics I’ve ever seen, at least as far as photo realism is concerned.

  • That guy

    That’s what happens when you pack a game in with a console.

    • eclectic*raptor

      Like Wii sports? Game sold a ton.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Some trolls don’t know how to give it up and give credit where it’s due. Certainly nothing wrong with game bundles. Nintendo made a killing on those last gen.

        • That guy

          You’re always in my business.

          • Gotcha47

            Is nintendo still around, amazing with that kind of sellings of consoles…. Lucky i did not buy one !

          • That guy

            What the hell are you going on about?

          • Gotcha47

            About that nintendo is still around…. I would not buy a console of them with that kind of sales they make. Why else switch to mobile phone games….

          • That guy

            So you just care about how much a console sells…….

          • eclectic*raptor

            Here, I’ll translate his message:

            “It’s a multi-million seller, but because it isn’t the top seller, it’s garbage.” Rrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. The fanboy wars continue.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            If you made competent comments, very few would be in your “business.” 😛

          • That guy

            Move on

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Perhaps you should take your own advice. 😛

          • That guy

            How about take my advice.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            If I took your advice, I’d be spending hours of my time hating on non-Nintendo products. No thanks.

          • That guy

            do it

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You mean waste hours like yourself on social media sites? Nah. I prefer a mix in my daily life. Have fun with that. Haha.

          • That guy

            do it

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Nah.

          • That guy

            yes

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Nah.

          • That guy

            go away

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Since I was on this site from the beginning….nah. You can leave if my presence bothers you that much. 😛

          • That guy

            You came here to troll.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I come here to put trolls in their place. Not that it was that hard to subdue you. 😛

          • That guy

            but you do

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You try too hard to deflect.

          • That guy

            not really

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You’re right. That would be too much for your mind to comprehend.

          • That guy

            nope

          • That guy

            How about take my advice.

      • That guy

        Yes like Wii Sports.

  • James Robert Marot

    I expected a bit more with the game but maybe I was slow pacing myself collecting treasures and so forth. It is a gem and it will only have more to come with and playing as Chloe

    • eclectic*raptor

      Yes same. I like the characters themselves, but it needs to be way more play, way less say. The story is just too deep and slow for the first half of the game. Still, highly polished game, but U2 and U3 are far more enjoyable to “play”

      • James Robert Marot

        Spot on. Uncharted 4 felt more like a mature romantic movie

        • eclectic*raptor

          yeah, was disappointing in that regard. I’ve got netshits for movies.

        • eclectic*raptor

          I’m hoping they will not do the same with TLOU Part II. I really enjoyed the first one enough to have played through it two times, soon to be three, and that amount of story vs. gameplay was a good balance for me. Any more and it would have been too story focused. I’m not saying it’s bad; what ND have done was very enjoyable and I doubt any other developer could have done what they did. My background is NES, Genesis, and arcade and I enjoy those the most (play vs. watching/being engrossed by narrative). ND games, regardless of preference are just damn impressive in many ways. I missed the Jak and Daxter series and really want to pick it up on PS3. Excited to get the Crash set coming out this year!

  • I_LIKE_IT

    It’s a very well made game so this is no surprise to me.

    Though 9 million copies seems a bit low for this game.

  • irish33

    Great game. Had it since it came out. Still didn’t finish it yet though. Married with kids. Lol

    • eclectic*raptor

      Once you hit chapter 14ish I feel the game gets quite good

  • 9 Million copies gor an exclusive isn’t bad. Sure it’s not insanely amazing either, but far from bad or disappointing or anything.

    • eclectic*raptor

      it’s also ONLY been one holiday season for this game. it will continue to sell for years, and a near 20% attach rate (1/5 own it for their PS4) is not shabby.

      • As I come from the WiiU where the best selling title could only dream of these sales figures, I guess I’m a bit biased into thinking how much money they made with 9Mio copies anyways.
        I’m wondering how vgchartz.com work though. So far I thought hey’d have quite reliable figures but turns out that U4 only sold 5.38 unity according to them? Although if they only list physical copies it might make sense? But then again, how comes Uncharted 1 isn’t even in their database at all (or at least why can’t I find it?)

        Anyways, it should be mentioned that Uncharted 4 has nearly sold as much as U2 and 3 while only being out for something like 8 months. While the biggest momentum might be over by now, it shouldn’t be a problem to climb to the top in lifetime sales and I don’t assume digital downloads were so strong back in 2009 nor in 2011. Would be interesting to see how many units U2 and 3 sold digitally & physically.

        • eclectic*raptor

          here’s uncharted 1 numbers as reported by vgchartz. btw, their search engine is terrible. i just google and it finds what i need:

          http://www.vgchartz.com/game/12778/uncharted-drakes-fortune/

          4.92 worldwide sales.

          going against the hugely popular U2 and coming close to sales in 8 months is impressive.

          • Although in series of movies and games it’s kinda common that successors sell better than predecessors due to several reasons (as long as they aren’t just very bad 😉 ) but yeah sure. I’m just wondering why some are acting like this was bad. Games like GTAV are multiplatform titles with a far bigger momentum and even compared to that, U4 ain’t performing that bad.

            In other news: I finally played through Firewatch (hey only 1 week instead of the predicted 2 🙂 ) and I was pretty surprised. I guess I just bought it because it looked nice on the screenshots and didn’t expect it to have an actual concpet behind that. Didn’t really like the ending though, but it’s definitely one of the better times for storytelling in videogames.

          • eclectic*raptor

            Yeah, your theory of sequels with better sales definitely makes sense, on the condition that a sequel is not abysmal in quality. More people are familiar with a franchise name after a quality game releases. Then hype for the follow up, etc.

            I gotta get back to firewatch, and you gotta get back to U4! I’m intrigued by the visual style and the environment. The good storytelling is a bonus. I’ll let you know when I get through it! You really should play U4, then we can discuss it.

            Has anyone played Let It Die? I dl it but only started it for a few.

          • ah thanks for the question. didn’t know too much about it and didn’t know it was a suda51-free-to-play. I’ll check it out 🙂

          • eclectic*raptor

            yeah it feels pretty arcadey from what i played (just a couple fights), and i’m a fan of that. of course, you’ll play U4 first, right? 🙂

          • I wanted to play U4 with a homie but after he seems to only be able to play stuff on easy (wtf) I might just finish my savegame 😉
            Still had to look into what Let it Die really is. It’s somehow strange. It’s a game that only works because noone would buy it if it wasn’t free. Like Suda came up with the idea, the publisher said ‘but who will pay for this?’ and he said ‘OK then lets make it free’.
            And thanks to the fact that we don’t have to pay for this, it’s like playing a game you don’t know at a friend’s place and kinda getting into it. Still the feeling that it’s some kind of an endless-brawler holds me from really liking it.

          • eclectic*raptor

            I absolutely agree with your last sentence about “endless” games, and will refer to what I’d said earlier about game length and what I’m willing to reasonably “devote” to a campaign. I’m not big into RPGs, so that helps me save time and enjoy more games.

            Here’s a question for everyone here, and then I’ll give my take:
            Do you play games with the full-on intention of completing them? If so, how much (100%? trophies? etc.)? How many of the games you picked up in 2016 did you play start to finish?

            If I enjoy a game and play through all the way, it feels greatl but that also says something about my enjoyment level. If it’s a game that has an optional collect-a-thon element (FC games come to mind), I may do it for a while because the world is just too damn fun. With most games, I just can’t walk across a map in real time to get some bs collectable to get a trophy. I personally don’t give a crap about trophies at all, though I understand why others might really like them. I’ve got other shit going on in my life and other games I want to play. Conversely, often times I just put on a game and if I stop having fun, I turn it off and do something else, sometimes not getting back to it.

            tl;dr –
            I like a game that has a definite ending. I only want to play games that I can potentially “beat,” though I don’t play games just to do so. I don’t like collect-a-thons just for the sake of doing them, even in more linear types of games. Trophies can bite me.

            EDIT: uh-oh, if I keep typing like this, Finglois will be here soon…

          • I’m somewhere in between. I don’t like trophies as they are forced challenges for me that sometimes even draw you out of the immerson by breaking the third wall. When you’re playing a game like Last of Us and really get into it and suddenly some Trophy-notification appears, you’re immediately back in front of the TV. Plus I was never a 100%-player anyways. Funny thing is, that of all games, Fallout 4 is the one game where I’m far more motivated to at least explore everything and achieve just as much as possible before it gets boring than other games that wouldn’t take hundreds of hours to achieve the same things.

            So yeah, while I don’t really buy stuff that keeps me playing for too long, I tend to have 1 or two games that I play over the course of a year like Fallout 4 or Xenoblade Chronicles (the first one) on the WiiU. Both games are pretty cool to jump into for a few hours even if you haven’t played them for a month, so it doesn’t matter as much.

            But generally, I’d say there just are different types of games. A game like Uncharted 4 doesn’t really motivate me to play through it again on a higehr difficulty.And I don’t think that’s just me. If you compare Uncharted with Bayonetta, both games deliver a similar legth and a similar focus on mixing cinematics with gameplay. Still by the time you finish Bayonetta you understand, that just beating that game on one difficulty is only the beginning as you have just learned the basics of that game’s gameplay. In Uncharted, after beating the game on any difficulty will give you a good impression of pretty much everything the game has to offer and turning the difficulty up won’t really change the experience in a crucial way. So for me it just has much to do with how the game is designed, if you really wanna go back.
            But I gotta say after U4 really wakes the graphicwhore in me, it’s visualy alone might really be a reason to go through everything again, especially when playing with a friend you notice much going on you wouldn’t notice when playing yourself. Quite an achievement, as it’s not about graphicspecs but about art direction and the insane amount of details. And the water! Couldn’t hold me back and even had to tweet it: https://twitter.com/dashandmash/status/818913714443264004
            It’s just so well done 🙂

  • Gotcha47

    It is a very good game. Even nintendo would like to have something like that and especially the sales of the ps4 are amazing against the sales of nintendo. Well will be a age thing why nintendo is failing…. Seems there are not enough little kids that buy them. They want a ps4 now….

    • TomDobo

      Most people who buy Nintendo products do it for nostalgia more than anything.