Uncharted 3 ships 3.8 million on day one

Sony has announced that it shipped 3.8 million copies of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception worldwide for its first day at retail.

Naughty Dog’s PlayStation 3 exclusive launched on November 1 in North America, hitting Europe the following day.

“Uncharted 3 is a blockbuster and these incredible sales figures reflect that,” said SCEE Head of Communications, Nick Caplin. “Consumers are clearly as eager to play the game as critics were to heap praise upon it, and the team at Naughty Dog deserve this fantastic reception at retail.”

There was a little confusion as to whether the 3.8 million represented sales or shipping, but it’s since been confirmed that it’s a matter of shipping. That doesn’t offer the full picture, but it’s still pretty impressive.