The Last of Us ships 3.4 million in three weeks

The critical buzz and anticipation seem to have done favors for The Last of Us, as Sony has announced that global sales are downright infectious. It reached 3.4 million after only three weeks on the market, according to estimates as of July 3, making it the fastest selling PlayStation 3 game of this year and exceeding Sony's sales expectations.

The third-person action-adventure has reviewed well, earning praise from our own Andrew Yoon and currently sitting at a score of 95 on Metacritic.

"These sales figures are a testament to the blockbuster quality of The Last of Us," Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida said in the announcement. "The teams at Naughty Dog are true visionaries and their storytelling capabilities are second to none, this title is an undisputed demonstration of that. SCE continues to be committed to delivering unique gameplay experiences that redefine the interactive entertainment industry and The Last of Us is a perfect example."