A lot of the gaming discourse this week revolved around The Last of Us Part II, review scores and how it craps on the legacy of the first one. Or something like that, since I haven’t really paid attention. Unlike everyone else on the planet, I haven’t had a chance to play it yet to completion, so I can’t form an objective opinion on it yet, like everyone else.
And it seems everyone can form a very strong opinion on it, since it sold incredibly well according to the UK Sales Charts, with The Last of Us Part II becoming PlayStation 4’s top-selling game of all time for the first week, stealing the title from Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. It also knocked the previous best selling game of the year, Animal Crossing: New Horizons off its perch by as much as 40%.
Keep in mind that this is only for UK sales of physical copies of the games and that digital sales are not counted. Game sales numbers are very hard to come by, but this is a very good yardstick to gauge how something is doing.