Less than a week after its release, sales for Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End are up 66% from its predecessor, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
Although Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a platform-exclusive for the PlayStation 4, the action-adventure title from Naughty Dog has managed to debut on the top spot on the UK sales charts across all formats after its release last Tuesday. Not to mention, the fans’ interest in what is purportedly the last game in the series has allowed its sales to reflect a 66% increase from the first week of availability for its precursor in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
The successful launch in the UK for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End should prove to not only be good news for Naughty Dog, but also for fans of the game, as the influx of revenue for the studio will certainly allow developers to make and polish more sumptuous materials for the game’s forthcoming DLC. Not to mention, Uncharted 4‘s triumphant premiere should offset some of the costs used for the game’s promotion, as every single bit of advertising for the release combined ended up creating Sony’s largest marketing campaign to date.
Of course, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End had some pretty stiff competition on the UK charts, as the gory reboot of the first-person shooter DOOM trailed closely behind the Naughty Dog release, with the id Software-developed title coming in second place. Fans can get a gander at the full rundown of the chart’s top ten titles below.
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
- Ratchet & Clank
- Tom Clancy’s The Division
- Far Cry Primal
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- FIFA 16
- Lego Marvel Avengers
- Star Wars Battlefront
Undoubtedly, Uncharted 4‘s sales were goosed by loads of hype surrounding its release, including the all of the near-perfect scores from reviews. As a matter of fact, the anticipation for the game’s launch was so strong that it went on to receive applause from several different companies within the industry outside of Sony and Naughty Dog. For instance, Xbox boss Phil Spencer congratulated Sony President Shuhei Yoshida for the title’s success on the PS4.
In any event, it will be interesting to see whether or not Uncharted 4 will be able to keep its foothold on the charts in the coming weeks. With Naughty Dog’s title only being available on the PlayStation 4, other multi-platform games such as DOOM or Blizzard Entertainment’s forthcoming Overwatch could usurp the throne from Nathan Drake.
What do you think about Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End successful debut on the UK charts? Whatever market you’re in, did you help contribute to its sales by purchasing a copy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is out now and is available exclusively for the PlayStation 4.