While waiting to read the complete UK ranking, Christopher Dring anticipated that The Last of Us finished first, despite the sales numbers are not exceptional.
Christopher Dring of GamesIndustry.biz revealed that The Last of Us Part 1 was the UK’s best-selling physical game last week. The numbers recorded by the PS5 remake however don’t look particularly great.
While waiting to read the full ranking, Dring explains on Twitter that The Last of Us Part 1 sold about half compared to Saints Row in its debut week, where we remember that it was ranked first in the UK rankings .
The journalist’s goal is not to make a comparison with a cross-platform game, certainly not very sensible, but rather to point out that the remake of the work Naughty Dog has sold far fewer copies of a game that in turn recorded only fair numbers at launch. . It is no secret among other things that Saints Row has been received lukewarmly by the international press and the public.
However, there are many factors to consider, such as the fact that Dring’s data only includes retail copies and not digital copies, so it’s impossible to get a complete picture. Furthermore, the journalist points out that usually remakes, remasters and ports (for example, he mentions Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima) record lower numbers than in brand new games.
Inevitably, however, one thinks that despite Sony’s marketing and Naughty Dog’s attempts to explain why The Last of Us Part 1 is a real remake and not a remaster , they were not very effective.
Since the announcement, the game has been the protagonist of heated discussions on the net, in particular on the decision to sell it at full price and on the actual need for a similar makeover for the first The Last of Us, which all in all still defends itself well graphically, also thanks to the remaster for PS4.