The Last Of Us 2 Breaks Sales Records In The UK

The Last of Us Part II has broken sales records in the UK. The PlayStation 4-exclusive is now the UK’s top-selling title of all time over its first week in terms of boxed sales alone.

The game beat out another Naughty Dog exclusive–2016’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End–by 1 percent to claim the record, according to sales charts obtained by GI.biz.

The charts cover physical game sales exclusively, so this only captures one element of The Last of Us Part II’s launch results. Digital game sales have been growing over the years for Sony and other companies. For Sony’s latest period, it sold 66 percent of its games digitally.

This uptick in digital sales was driven in part by the COVID-19 crisis keeping people at home, in addition to the general trend of digital sales rising with the times.

The Last of Us Part II’s first-week boxed sales in the UK were 76 percent higher than the first-week sales of the original Last of Us back in 2013. The sequel’s first-week boxed sales in the UK are the highest of any game so far in 2020, surpassing the previous record-holder–Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Sony itself has yet to announce any specific sales numbers for The Last of Us Part II.

In addition to GameSpot’s spoiler-free and spoiler-filled reviews of The Last of Us Part II, we have a walkthrough available for the entire game and details on its many accessibility features.

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