Once Again, the Gaming Industry Thinks Girls Don’t Sell

Last of Us

It’s kind of sad when things like this happen, but it’s clear that, in this particular industry, the general opinion is that girls simply don’t sell. It happened to Bioshock: Infinite, and to a lesser extent, it’s now happening to The Last of Us as well.

The Last of Us is arguably one of the best titles to grace this generation of gaming. The reviews, as well as the sales clearly show it. As such, it’s only natural that a game magazine would want to feature this amazing title on its cover. GameReactor, one of Europe’s biggest game magazine presumably asked for a Last of Us cover art for their latest number, and Naughty Dog delivered. The problem is that something went missing along the way (hover over the images).

Neil Druckmann, the Creative Director behind Naughty Dog’s latest title was curious as well.

NeilWhy things like this happen, is beyond anyone’s guess. What’s your opinion though? Do you think a girl’s image really hurts the gamers’ general perception of the game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


In addition to being the PC editor, Vlad Pintea is also a chief of news and reviews here at Analog Addiction, and sometimes he even speaks his own mind. You can contact him via e-mail at or, My IGN, on Skype, Steam (all at the same name: vlad94pintea) or Facebook (Vlad Pintea). Have a good day, and remember: stay calm and keep on gaming!


4 replies »

  1. That’s horrible. From what I’ve heard, the connection between Joel and Ellie is one of the great things about the experience.


    • Right. For such a big games magazine, you would think that they would be aware of the characters’ relation, and keep them both. It’s the damn most important in the game!


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