The Last of Us Part II Sales Numbers: Exclusive Becomes Sony’s Fastest Selling Title on PS4

Smashing previously held records by another Naughty Dog production Uncharted 4, The Last of Us Part II has become PS4's fastest selling title.
Smashing previously held records by another Naughty Dog production Uncharted 4, The Last of Us Part II has become PS4's fastest selling title. / Photo courtesy of Naughty Dog

The Last of Us Part II’s sales numbers are in, and the Naughty Dog exclusive for PS4 has predictably smashed all records for the outgoing console. The news comes as the sequel to 2013’s smash hit decimated the record previously held by Uncharted 4, another Naughty Dog production.

Nothing like a game about a viral outbreak to drive sales during an actual viral outbreak. GamesIndustry.biz released a report detailing the feat - with The Last of Us Part II overshadowing its predecessor’s numbers by a whopping 76%. The numbers also have TLOU2 forecasting ahead of Uncharted 4’s 2016 release by a margin of 1%. It should be noted that these numbers do not factor in digital sales at all, so the margin of separation is expected to be even higher. 

The Last of Us Part II Breaks PS4 Sales Records

The Naughty Dog storytelling and survival epic has become the fastest selling game title in the United Kingdom by a significant margin, taking in 40% more revenue than this year’s now number 2 title, Animal Crossings: New Horizons as the Nintendo title falls out of the top 10 in sales for the first time since its release in March.

WIth people home more amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is assumed that the combination created a perfect storm for a title such as The Last of Us Part II to flourish above expectations.