Last of Us tops Playstation's bestseller list

Are video games art? The Last of Us designer Ricky Cambier says the argument ended long ago. Photo / Supplied
Are video games art? The Last of Us designer Ricky Cambier says the argument ended long ago. Photo / Supplied

Sony today announced that their new survival horror title, The Last of Us, has become the biggest PS3 title of 2013, selling more than 3.4 million copies since its launch last month.

The game reportedly sold around 1.3 million copies during its first week and 500,000 copies during its first weekend, making more money that blockbuster movie Man of Steel.

"These sales figures are a testament to the blockbuster quality of The Last of Us," said Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios.

"The teams at Naughty Dog are true visionaries and their storytelling capabilities are second to none, this title is an undisputed demonstration of that."

The Last of Us blends survival and action elements to tell a character-driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague.

The story explores the depths of humanity through main characters Joel and Ellie.

Their journey is rife with emotionally-charged moments as the narrative centres on themes of survival, loyalty, love and redemption.

Read a full review of The Last of Us here.

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- Gamefreaks.co.nz

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