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The Last Guardian Sells an Estimated 484K Units First Week at Retail

The Last Guardian Sells an Estimated 484K Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 January 2017 / 51,589 Views

The action-adventure video game from Sony Interactive Entertainment - The Last Guardian - sold 484,267 units first week at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending December 10.


Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 168,132 units sold (35%), compared to 160,198 units sold in Europe (33%) and 72,141 units in Japan (15%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 26,387 units in the UK, 32,796 units in Germany, and 22,655 units in France.

The Last Guardian released on December 6 in Japan and North America and December 7 in Europe.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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33 Comments

Ucouldntbemorewrong (on 17 January 2017)

Awesome game, good start hopefully game will have long legs.


ammythomas16 (on 29 January 2017)

My mothers neighbour is working part time and averaging $9000 a month. I'm a single mum and just got my first paycheck for $6546! I still can't believe it. I tried it out cause I got really desperate and now I couldn't be happier. Heres what I do,

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Mr Puggsly (on 17 January 2017)

Given the development time this might not be profitable. But I respect Sony for making it happen.


AlphaOmegaSin (on 17 January 2017)

This is higher than the first week for both Until Dawn and Ratchet & Clank and both of those were considered surprise hits.


Zkuq (on 17 January 2017)

Not bad for a game like The Last Guardian, I suppose. It's not great either considering its development time, but not bad.


Dyllyo (on 17 January 2017)

Why does everyone expect CoD numbers? Half a million in a week is JUST FINE.


KLAMarine (on 17 January 2017)

Looks good. Is this better than Ico and SotC?


Luke888 (on 17 January 2017)

Already better than ICO, SotC sold between 1 and 2 M iirc


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siebensus4 (on 17 January 2017)

Already outperformed the lifetime sales of ICO in the first week. Good sign for the Ueda team.


pastro243 (on 17 January 2017)

Good numbers for what the game is


aLkaLiNE (on 17 January 2017)

A) game will have legs and B) sorry vgc I don't trust your estimates.


danno_omen (on 18 January 2017)

What makes you think this will have good legs?The word of mouth wasn't all that great and there is already next to no one talking about it anymore. I think a lot of sales would be first week for people having waited 10 years and then it will die off. Still pretty decent numbers though


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aLkaLiNE (on 18 January 2017)

Word of mouth has been incredible. Take a look at this thread made only a day ago. This is the kind of reception that 99% of games would kill to have, something truly special. You don't just have large groups of people admitting they cried over this game for nothing, that's incredibly rare and special and will surely add to the legs, in addition to it having no reliance on multiplayer so it's value will be retained.

http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1335027

If you're not convinced, go see what pewdiepie thinks of this game from his lets play or how various other you tubers feel about the game.


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aLkaLiNE (on 18 January 2017)

I can't reply to you with a link but there's a thread on NeoGAF made only a day ago where tons of people admitted to crying over this game for all the right reasons. That kind of emotion is absurdly hard to evoke and will be talked about and remembered very fondly, and the games lack of reliance on multiplayer or internet means that the game should retain its value much better over time. Beyond that, Ueda has reached a cult following by now. Typically mediums that obtained that status tend to sell consistently over time.

Go check out pewdiepie's lets play and what he thinks of the game, or go check out some random lets plays or ending reaction videos and tell me that word of mouth is less than great.


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danno_omen (on 18 January 2017)

So you think that people actually complaining about the game for all the right reasons is a good thing? Everything I have heard about the game is its got a great story with terrible mechanics and a terrible camera. Its a game that should be experienced but by no means is a great game. Generally speaking games that are single player only don't have massive legs. RPG's are about the only exception to that as well as the odd game.

If you listen to people in the industry they even say there is next to no one talking about TLG anymore. That's not a knock on the game that's just the reality of 99% of games. They get talked about a lot for a week or 2 and then die down.


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aLkaLiNE (on 18 January 2017)

Crying, not complaining, huge difference. And I see my comment with the link actually posted, so go read through, there's a single comment, literally one single comment in the first 100 replies that says the game didn't do anything for him. The other 99 comments are people talking about how incredible it is. What's more, the technical issues present were also present in the first two games and that seems to have had little impact on the way people remember or talk about shadow of the colossus or Ico. I'd argue that people on NeoGAF are much more rooted in the industry than any other gaming forum and they're still talking about it, there's been recent threads here on vgchartz so we're talking about it still, I see it added to people's list of "best ps4 exclusives to purchase" so that's definitely gonna help carry it. Actually, where are people in the industry saying there is next to no one talking about it? I showed you a counter example and again there's recent threads here on vgc too. What example do you have that could demonstrate "next to no one talking about it anymore"?

And generally speaking, great single player games have good legs on PlayStation. Here's looking at Ratchet & Clank, which entered the UKs top 20 once more this Christmas. Here's to Bloodborne, which past two million at the end of 2015 and then got a price cut to $20 in 2016 (games gotta be well over 3 million now, maybe 4). Or how about Until Dawn? That's a single player game, I see people talking about that game still and recommending it for its story. The only game that Sony released this gen that's a dud is the order 1886. The last guardian shares none of its problems, has the cult following from Ueda helping it, has a 10 year legacy which will carry it, amazing word of mouth and will come down in price over time. Those other games have legs, would be stupid to figure otherwise here.


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Luke888 (on 17 January 2017)

Wait what ? why did it sell so low in Japan ? I felt like it was the perfect game for the japanese audience, I know PS4 sold a little more than 2M there but I still would have thought TLG would sell 100k+ no problem...


Mr.Joker (on 17 January 2017)

the game sold more than 100k, it's good number,and the ps4 sold 4M


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DarkD (on 18 January 2017)

Probably why Sony delayed it for as long as they did. They knew an artsy game like this would have low sales and at that point in time they wanted money. That's why Naughty Dogs engine got reused like 4 times that gen.


GameAnalyser (on 18 January 2017)

i really liked the game...had my moments with it.


TallSilhouette (on 17 January 2017)

Not bad for an artsy title. Hope it keeps selling.


Bandorr (on 17 January 2017)

More than twice of Dead rising 4. Where was it that Dead Rising 4 sold better? UK?


trunkswd (on 17 January 2017)

Correct. We have Dead Rising 4 selling better in the UK.


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Poliwrathlord (on 17 January 2017)

I'm sure this game will not recover ten years of development costs and will end up losing money. Seems like it was released to please fans so good on Sony.


Poliwrathlord (on 18 January 2017)

Wow I get dislikes from Sonybots for praising Sony and for just speaking the truth.


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Qwark (on 17 January 2017)

After a decade of development hell that's pretty poorly, luckily the studio isn't British.


KLAMarine (on 17 January 2017)

Hahaha... Now I'm sad.


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Dyllyo (on 17 January 2017)

New IP from a studio that hasn't made a game in 10 years.

Jeez. Some people will complain about anything.


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Jranation (on 17 January 2017)

That is quite less for a game that got sooo hyped on a 50mil user base.........


Azzanation (on 17 January 2017)

For a game hyped for a decade and only sold 500k in a week.. gamers think its great its really not. Dont worry though because im sure Sony will heavily bundle it and it will end up on 5million soon.


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Rafie (on 17 January 2017)

Typical....


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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 18 January 2017)

Delicious tears.


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Ucouldntbemorewrong (on 18 January 2017)

Actually ya gotta play it to come up with a statement. I did and it's a great game.. Oh you say I'm a fanboy well The Order I also played and that's an example of a not good game. You Xberts are all the same, sooooo salty.


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