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Uncharted 3 sells 3.8 million copies on day 1

PS3 exclusive becomes "one of the best-selling titles of 2011"

It may only have debuted at No.2 on the UK All Formats chart earlier this week, but Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception sold 3.8 million copies globally on launch day.

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The PS3 exclusive's whopping day one figure makes it "one of the best-selling titles of 2011, putting the third instalment on a clear course to be the biggest selling game in the trilogy", Sony said in a statement.

Uncharted 3 launched to critical acclaim earlier this month and currently has a Metacritic average of 92.

In our own Uncharted 3 review we praised Naughty Dog for its "confident storytelling, astonishing visuals and obscenely ambitious set pieces", all of which "make Uncharted 3 the best of the series" and "an absolute must-have".

Shortly after its release though, developer Naughty Dog felt moved to enter the debate surrounding criticism of the game's gunplay mechanics.

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