Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception achieved day one global sales of 3.8 million units, Sony Computer Entertainment has announced.

The platform holder added the game "has smashed sales expectations to become 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".

We're checking with Sony to make sure this is sold through to consumers and not a shipment figure.

Despite being lavished with praise by critics, the game has come under attack by some fans not happy with the aiming - something Naughty Dog is said to looking into correcting.