Uncharted 4 sales reach a huge milestone on PS4, confirms Sony

Sony announced in a press release overnight that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has sold 8.7 million units worldwide since its launch on PlayStation 4 in May 2016.

Uncharted 4 sales go through the roof

The figure includes both digital and retail sales of the critically acclaimed action-adventure title, and relates to the game’s performance up to December 21, 2016. Chances are Nathan Drake’s final outing has flogged a fair few more copies since then too, particularly as the Uncharted 4 PS4 bundle is among the most popular hardware deals going.

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This is the first update on the game’s performance since we heard that the title had sold 2.7 million units in its first week. News of Uncharted 4’s sales come off the back of Sony’s press conference at CES this week, confirming PS4 global sales now stand at over 53.4 million units. 



Uncharted 4 takes place a few years after the events of Drake’s Deception, and sees Nate teaming up with his long-lost brother, Sam, as the duo embark on a globe-trotting hunt for the lost pirate treasure of Henry Avery. The game introduces larger environments to explore, plus expands Drake’s move set with the addition of new melee attacks and grappling hook, which aids in the traversal of areas and comes in handy snagging heavy objects. 

Naughty Dog announced an official standalone expansion to the sequel, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, during Sony’s PSX 2016 presentation last month. The DLC will feature Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross as the pair explore locations around India in search of a mythical object known as the Tusk of Ganesha. The Lost Legacy takes place after the events of Uncharted 4, and will be larger in size than The Last of Us’ Left Behind DLC, but shorter than the main campaign of UC4. 

Check out the first Uncharted: The Lost Legacy gameplay to see how it’s shaping up. A release date for the expansion has yet to be confirmed, but it’s expected to drop this year.