Just when you think there’s no stopping the force that is Animal Crossing, along comes Ellie and Joel in The Last of Us Part 2 to prove you wrong. In fact, those two and the team at Naughty Dog have pulled off quite the feat when you really consider the numbers in this week’s sales charts. So, I’d say we’ll definitely be getting a third instalment.
That’s if the ending allows it, obviously. But with the figures we’re talking about here, I’d say they’d be foolish not to…
The sequel to the stealthy apocalyptic game made its debut at number one, which already tells you a lot. But then you read that it has also broken a number of records already and the plot thickens – not only is it Sony’s fastest selling game on the console in the UK (take that Nathan Drake) but also the biggest physical release of the year, bar none (not even Animal Crossing, who sold a whopping 40% less). And compared to The Last of Us Part 1, it has also sold an extra 76% in the same timeframe.
Which is wow. Just, wow.
Online commentators are also quick to stress the fact that these figures don’t encompass digital copies, which for me really emphasises the achievement here. So, bravo Naughty Dog – even if many online “reviews” are against you.
Elsewhere, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order made a reappearance, making that game quite immortal despite its shortcomings. And Call of Duty Modern Warfare maintained the defence for the PlayStation 4 (along with Fifa 20 and the little known Grand Theft Auto V). However, Nintendo’s stalwart Animal Crossing was absent even if Ring Fit Adventure was doing its best to represent the hybrid console. So, maybe Tom Nook failed to pay back his loans?
The complete charts read as:
- 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
Source: Game Industry dot biz
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