The Last of Us: Part I is topping the UK sales charts – but the £69.99 remake-cum-remaster isn’t exactly pulling up trees. Naughty Dog’s spectacular return to Joel and Ellie’s initial outing sold half of what Saints Row managed during its launch week – although it’s important to underline, in both cases, that only Refers to physical copies.
We know that more and more players are choosing to buy titles digitally these days, and so this may not be a particularly meaningful data point in the grand scheme of things. It’s also worth noting that Saints Row launched on multiple systems — including last-gen formats — and enjoyed five Days of Trekking, compared to The Last of Us’ two.
However, considering it’s such a critically acclaimed brand, there’s the slimmest of hints that the PS5 remake might not be off to the hottest of starts. This price point is, of course, a sick one – especially considering the rising cost of living crisis, which looks set to hit British shores particularly hard. In our poll, nearly 54 percent of our readers said they were unsure or unlikely to buy the title.
Of course, Sony may be thinking long term with this launch. The title is still due for release on PC at a later date – and the upcoming HBO show is sure to increase interest in the franchise as a whole. Don’t rule out this version having long legs, then – and it’s worth repeating once again that physical sales should no longer be considered a barometer for a release’s success.
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