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Sony: more than 1.5 million have played the Uncharted 3 beta

Sony lucked its way into one of the most effective methods of enticing users back to the PSN after all that unpleasantness. By offering PlayStation Plus access to all, the once-exclusive Uncharted 3 beta became open to anyone willing to accept their Welcome Back packages, and according to Sony, over "1.5 million unique players" have tried the beta out. The company announced this in its response to tonight's NPD sales data (which is forthcoming).

It should come as no surprise that unrestricted access to a free, early chunk of one of the PS3's biggest holiday titles would turn out to be popular.
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"According to the latest NPD report, PlayStation continues to see
growth in software with a strong demand for exclusive PlayStation 3
franchise titles. The recently launched inFAMOUS 2 was the #1 software
SKU in June. In addition, momentum is accelerating with the upcoming
fall releases of Resistance 3 and UNCHARTED 3 on the horizon. This
week the UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer beta surpassed 1.5 million unique
players, demonstrating the strength of the PlayStation platform and
consumers' interest in gaming experiences that combine rich stories,
challenging gameplay, and exhilarating 3D immersion."
-- Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at SCEA

This article was originally published on Joystiq.