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UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves By the Numbers

Evan Wells's Avatar + Posted by Evan Wells on Oct 08, 2009 // Co-President, Naughty Dog

We’re just over a week since the UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves demo became available to everyone with access to the PlayStation Network, and the numbers are staggering:

  • Total Number of games played – 1,217,424
  • Total Number of Kills – 92,110,787
  • Total Number of Treasures Captured – 1,860,645
  • Total Amount of Money Earned – $38,841,367,350
  • Total Time Played – 9,905 days (or 27+ years!)

The demo is currently #1 out of the top 5 demo first-week downloads to date, and is on a trajectory to become the most downloaded demo on PSN, ever. You can add to that number right now by visiting the PlayStation Store.

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If you’ve been keeping score at home, UNCHARTED 2 has racked up 17 perfect review scores so far, out of 34 on Metacritic – with none coming in at less than a 90. And there are a still a few biggies about to hit!

In other news, UNCHARTED 2 is teaming up with Pepsi! Launching in November 2009, consumers in the West and Midwest regions will have a chance to win PS3 consoles, copies of UNCHARTED 2 and UNCHARTED motion comics through Pepsi promotions. More details to follow soon.

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160 Comments

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+ pro_ballin2132 on October 8th, 2009 at 11:32 am said:

Man, Naughty Dog is dominating! They are without a doubt my favorite developer now. They never cut corners and the Uncharted series is close to perfect. Uncharted 2 is the perfect game for me. I can’t wait! Thanks Naughty Dog and keep it up!


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+ EurekaBlu on October 8th, 2009 at 11:40 am said:

Woo, i like it when my favorite companies work with Pepsi. =D Since its my favorite drink, besides orange juice and water of course lol.

I can’t play with my brothers online in this tho because my ps3 doesn’t let me. It says I have to wait 24 hours to use it, so i gave up. but I’m still buying the full game and I’m very excited to play it! (currently playing uncharted 1 in wait for 2!)


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+ Zinacef on October 8th, 2009 at 11:42 am said:

So when we will be hearing about the details of winning the Fortune Hunter edition?


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+ RobRoks on October 8th, 2009 at 11:45 am said:

loving the game and i can safely say a fair number of those stats were due to me lol :) There are two things i would like to know: Will it have offline co-op/ splitscreen and will we keep online stats from the beta?


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+ XxPandaZxX on October 8th, 2009 at 11:57 am said:

Dude! This looks totally awesome!


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+ jqtaxpayer on October 8th, 2009 at 11:57 am said:

Very eager to get my hands on the full game. Congratulations on a job well done!


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+ trustkill on October 8th, 2009 at 12:07 pm said:

“Total Time Played – 9,905 days (or 27+ years!)”

time we’ll never get back… but time well spent!


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+ Flame060 on October 8th, 2009 at 12:07 pm said:

Game of the decade.


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+ sam_i_jam on October 8th, 2009 at 12:20 pm said:

It’s really crazy how much hype is behind this game. It brings me endless joy to see everyone so interested in the title.

I remember when the original Uncharted launched with so-so sales and response, but once people caught wind of how amazing it was, the hype (and sales) built up like wildfire.

Congrats ND!


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+ Daimomaru on October 8th, 2009 at 12:35 pm said:

Seeing all the content this game already has in the disc make me feel reap off by Resident Evil 5 and it’s crappy VS mode for 5 dollars. Way to go Naughty Dog!! you have my money clean…^__^


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+ jethawk111222333 on October 8th, 2009 at 12:38 pm said:

I will pay whatever the price is for this game even 100$


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+ emPl on October 8th, 2009 at 12:38 pm said:

Demo is great! I’ve just ordered pre-order in one of polish shops. I hope it would be release on time :)


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+ Anubis80 on October 8th, 2009 at 12:54 pm said:

Well I have to say that Im not surprised by these numbers. Just about everyone on my friends list plays the hell out of this. And when I was in the closed beta it was great.


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+ nico2409 on October 8th, 2009 at 1:03 pm said:

Amazing job ND! I’ve got already my copy of Uncharted 2 and it’s really as good as the gametester told us!


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+ TheGuardianFID on October 8th, 2009 at 1:05 pm said:

Game of the Decade and absolutely Game of the Year!!! :D :D :D


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+ Lord_Von_Punx on October 8th, 2009 at 1:13 pm said:

That is Nucking Futs!


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+ Timekeeper007 on October 8th, 2009 at 1:58 pm said:

SWEET GAME!


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+ ThanatosDMC on October 8th, 2009 at 2:03 pm said:

Awesome! I cant wait to get the game!


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+ JiggaSam on October 8th, 2009 at 2:07 pm said:

great single player, multiplayer is epic fail


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+ crXss on October 8th, 2009 at 2:10 pm said:

this will be my favorite game for a long long time. i’m obsessed with the multiplayer as much as i was with Halo 2 if not more! it would be amazing to see this game come into the MLG (though it should be without a doubt). and i’m sure Naughtydog would LOVE to see U2 in MLG as well. time to go grocery shopping for Uncharted 2 Pepsi’s haha


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+ BusterKnight on October 8th, 2009 at 2:11 pm said:

Naughty Dog, I hope you bring some of those Fortune Hunter Editions to Canada (Preferably the East Coast :P)

Good job on the scores.


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+ CloudStorm87 on October 8th, 2009 at 2:23 pm said:

I love the Uncharted 2 multiplayer, I know the single-player is going to kick ass. Now I really hope that these numbers actually translate into a lot of sales for the game because it really deserves to be as commerically-acclaimed as it has been critically. It would be a crying shame if this game doesn’t sell more copies than the overrated junk that came out recently on a competing platform.

So this is my request to everyone, you have any self-respect as a gamer, BUY Uncharted 2 when it comes out and tell all your friends to do the same.


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+ befear on October 8th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

can you guys do this a couple weeks after the game is out please!?


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on October 8th, 2009 at 2:45 pm said:

Any plans to patch Custom Soundtrack during multiplayer?


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+ iTzNath on October 8th, 2009 at 2:46 pm said:

I pre ordered this game :)


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+ Miles514 on October 8th, 2009 at 2:54 pm said:

Holy crap thats a lot of people! I think im gonna try to win another ps3. AND another copy of Uncharted 2 :)


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+ Jose345o on October 8th, 2009 at 3:13 pm said:

So this isn’t the most downloaded demo of all time? Which demo is? o_O


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+ Slayer612 on October 8th, 2009 at 3:21 pm said:

With all that money, I would buy the world!


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+ I_Shadow_I on October 8th, 2009 at 3:23 pm said:

Congrats for your numbers ND:)
Please bring some Fortune Hunter Editions to Portugal! We deserve them!
I have already said that i would run naked ont he street if necessary!


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+ sscoolChea on October 8th, 2009 at 3:27 pm said:

FINISH THE GAME LAST NIGHT

5 star baby

Naughty Dog Is AWESOME BABY

BUY IT OCTOBER 13TH


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+ SADGIRL08 on October 8th, 2009 at 3:49 pm said:

I CANT STOP PLAYING THE UNCHARTED DEMO ITS THE BEST GAME EVER I STILL HAVE PART ONE AND IT FEELS LIKE I GOT IT YESTERDAY!!:-)


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+ IceColdKilla44 on October 8th, 2009 at 4:00 pm said:

Wow, 27 years?!?

But you guys definitely have a masterpiece on your hands. Playing just Uncharted 2′s Beta alone was some of the most fun I’ve had this generation.

I already have the game preordered; consider my $60 yours, ND.


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+ SprSynJn on October 8th, 2009 at 4:23 pm said:

“The demo is currently #1 out of the top 5 demo first-week downloads to date, and is on a trajectory to become the most downloaded demo on PSN, ever.”

And well worth that title. I think they should have also included the average amount of players online at a time. Bet that would have surprised many. Now where is my copy?

P.S. If you wouldn’t mind Sony, please do give Naughty Dog my praises. They don’t seem to answer their emails…


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+ ADR143 on October 8th, 2009 at 4:24 pm said:

whoa! props for ND!!

cant w8 for the game!


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+ xiked on October 8th, 2009 at 4:26 pm said:

UC2 is GOTY. It is an amazing game and this is only based on mp beta. The SP will be ridiculous.


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+ xColeys on October 8th, 2009 at 4:37 pm said:

Mannnn… I want it to be the 13th. Right now D:


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+ Zamarickz on October 8th, 2009 at 4:42 pm said:

Dude there are a lot of issues in the demo that piss me off!
At max sensitivity my aiming is still slow!
It takes me 2-15 minutes to get in a match except for occasionally a quick join up which is ridiculously slow!
Not being able to make a custom match with random people is stupid! I’m new to PS3 and have no freinds.
The noobtoob users are also very annoying they shouldn’t even put grenade launchers in games anymore.
Also big thing is the combat in multiplayer….Its awful what the heck ND? Why don’t we get singleplayer melee in multiplayer? come on! I hate the crap one hit thing you got going.
Besides those few complaints I think this game is really good but those few things really bring the Multiplayer down!


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+ MattyF on October 8th, 2009 at 5:11 pm said:

Impressive.


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+ DCOLBYB on October 8th, 2009 at 6:03 pm said:

im looking for somone to play wit, i just beat uncharted co op on crushing mode by myself cause my 1 freind sucks at it


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+ divine1000 on October 8th, 2009 at 6:37 pm said:

The motion comics sound interesting. Is this something everyone will be able to access?
Offering all the extra content to just an elite few (Fortune Hunter edition/Cinema events) seems kinda unfair, especially to us outside the States…


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+ squeekeefreek on October 8th, 2009 at 7:11 pm said:

Will we be able to keep all our stats and money when we start playing the full game version?


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+ muzzar69 on October 9th, 2009 at 12:08 am said:

“Total Number of games played – 1,217,424″
hmmmm i wonder if there all games played, or all games started.
ever since i started the beta on sept 15th every single game i got into, the second i got into the game i got kicked out with a connection error.
every single %$#@ing time!
seriously, in the hundreds of games ive started ive only finished like 20.
god sony once just once can you release a game and have it work online?
just once is that too much to ask?
resistance 2 was stuffed with hit detection and LAG issues, the co-op was stuffed because titans kept getting stuck in walls.
killzone 2, dont get me started.
i couldent play that month for like 2 months, every single game i got into i copped the 5021 error.
once sony, just once can you release a game and have it work 100%
just once, i dont think thats too much to ask.


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+ I_Shadow_I on October 9th, 2009 at 4:01 am said:

@muzzar69 don’t blame Sony just because you have a crappy network service. I have all those 3 games you’ve mention and i’ve never seen Lag in any of them.
This Beta is working great, i have played more than 170 games and finished them all, never got kicked.


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+ Gavi on October 9th, 2009 at 4:32 am said:

I hadn’t played much of my PS3 for the past couple of months. But, with Uncharted 2 coming out, it got turned on again and what a way to come back to the system. I was lucky enough to snag a copy of this from a vendor selling the game early where I live (Not North America) and I was thrilled to get to grips with it. It was everything and more than I hoped for from a single player perspective. So many WOW moments, lots of laughs and generally just a thrill a minute, never a dull moment.

So a big thanks to Naughty Dog who have done it yet again. I will go out and say this is the best game on the system to date, in fact I can’t see anything topping this. Oh, and forget game of the year, this is the game of forever. It’s that good…… so good :)


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+ EliteHitokiri on October 9th, 2009 at 10:46 am said:

Hey Naughty Dog! What that saying, “Fortune favors the bold”? How about favoring me with a Fortune Hunter Edition? Congrats again guy! Can’t wait to play it!


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+ EliteHitokiri on October 9th, 2009 at 2:22 pm said:

Thanks again to Neil Druckmann and Travis Mcintosh for the dev chat last night on BB forums! That was amazing and a pretty cool thing to do!


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+ Mza49311 on October 10th, 2009 at 6:36 pm said:

I would like to thank you, this is the first game (well demo even) that I have been able to play with my RL Buddies online at the same time with, we all have an interest in your wonderful, game, all playing the first one, we now get to join in that fun together now, thank you!


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+ GURSIMRAN on October 11th, 2009 at 2:40 am said:

game is good… but i have a complaint here … why not all devs utilizing IN-GAME XMB MUSIC in their games… UC2 beta would look more charming .. if it could play our music as a background.. its just SIMPLE THING… JUST ENABLE IT FOR ALL GAMES & DEMOS… PLS!!!!


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+ Excalibur-king on October 11th, 2009 at 3:13 am said:

1st day purchase since Infamous.

Naugthy Dog has made history with this game, and everybody who buy’s the game will be part of history come Tuesday.

See ya’ everybody online.


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+ Thrasher20 on October 11th, 2009 at 12:04 pm said:

My lawd what a clean looking hunk of a game!


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