The leaks and the review bombs have done little (it seems) to stop the surge of players wanting to jump into the highly controversial sequel from Naughty Dog, at least in the UK.
Following the launch on June 19, The Last of Us 2 has become the fastest selling PS4 game in the UK, beating fellow Naughty Dog title Uncharted 4 by a mere 1%. As per a report from GamesIndustry, this number doesn’t consider digital sales yet, so it could have been so much bigger.
In comparison to the first game on the PS3, The Last of Us 2 has a 76% higher launch number, but it probably isn’t a very good comparison to make, considering the PS3 was fumbling throughout its life cycle unlike the PS4. Still, impressive numbers nonetheless.
As it stands, The Last of Us 2 holds the record of being the biggest boxed game launch in the UK since Animal Crossing: New Horizons, garnering sales of up to 40% more over its Nintendo Switch rival.
You can see the full charts that cover the week ending on June 20 below, also from GamesIndustry:
- The Last of Us: Part II
- Ring Fit Adventure
- FIFA 20
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
- 51 Worldwide Games
- Pokémon Shield
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order