THE LAST OF US PART II Has Sold Over 4 Million Copies; Naughty Dog Has No Plans for Story DLC
Despite some questionable story choices, Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part II is yet another PlayStation 4–exclusive hit, selling well over four million copies in the first three days after its release on June 19, 2020.
The all-new title is not only one of the most successful games in the console's life cycle, but also the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive, surpassing both God of War (3.1M in 3 days) and Marvel's Spider-Man (3.3M in 3 days).
According to Naughty Dog VP and The Last of Us Part II Director Neil Druckmann, the Californian developer is "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, [...] gameplay GIFs, or the songs you’ve recorded using Ellie’s guitar."
Although The Last of Us Part II is a huge hit, Naughty Dog is not planning to create any DLC for the long-awaited sequel. During a recent interview with Kinda Funny, Druckmann confirmed that the studio would rather make something completely new from the ground up than release another Left Behind-like expansion.
Rumour has it that Naughty Dog has been working on its next big thing since mid-2018, but it's safe to say that it will be a very long time before we learn more about the mysterious title. Although this information hasn't been confirmed yet, chances are that the studio is also developing a next-gen version of its latest hit.
Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors.
The Last of Us Part II is currently available for PlayStation 4.