Trolls outraged their salt couldn't prevent the inevitable.
The Last of Us Part II

Sony announces that The Last of Us Part II is now their fastest-selling first-party PlayStation 4 exclusive ever. The game sold more than 4 million copies as of June 21. This colossal figure is more than 700,000 units higher than the previous record holder for Sony, Marvel's Spider-Man. For added comparison, Spider-Man had sold 3.3 million units during its launch window and the now third-place title, God of War, had sold 3.1 million units during its launch.

Additionally, this is the best physical launch for Sony in the United Kingdom. It became the biggest launch ever in Russia for a game released on PlayStation platforms. The previous record holder was Grand Theft Auto V.

Vice president of Naughty Dog and director for The Last of Us Part II, Neil Druckmann, offered up a message of thanks to all of the fans and haters that got them to this 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.