The Last of Us Part 2 is Sony’s fastest-selling boxed PS4 game in the UK, and the biggest UK boxed launch of 2020.According to GamesIndustry.Biz, Naughty Dog’s gritty sequel has beaten the previous record-holder Uncharted 4 by 1%, making it the fastest-selling PS4 game of the current generation in the UK. The UK sales charts do not include digital sales and, given the growth in digital sales in recent years, potentially means it’s broken Sony’s overall UK records too.
The Last of Us Part 2’s boxed launch sales are also “76% higher” than 2013’s The Last of Us. Lots of Naughty Dog records broken by… Naughty Dog.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons previously held the title for the biggest UK boxed launch this year, but this was also toppled by The Last Of Us Part 2 by a 40% margin.
For more on The Last of Us Part 2, check out IGN’s review of the game, where we called it a “masterpiece that evolves the gameplay, cinematic storytelling, and rich world design of the original.” If you’ve already went hands-on, check out our piece running through 14 brilliant little details that you might have missed!
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