And that’s just in the UK.
Screen adaptations of games often increase sales of primary sources. So, for example, it was with Cyberpunk 2077 after the release of the anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Action-RPG CD Projekt RED has attracted many new users thanks to the adaptation and received, as the developers themselves put it, a “second chance”. And now a similar situation has happened with The Last of Us, albeit on a smaller scale.
Gamesindustry.biz has published the traditional ranking of sales of games on physical media in the UK, which it receives weekly from the analytical company GfK. The Last of Us Part I showed an excellent result in terms of the increase in sold copies. Statistics increased by 238%, thanks to which the project took 20th place. This is very high, given the competition and the release of the game in September.
The Last of Us remaster also showed an impressive 322% sales growth and hit the 32nd position in the ranking. But in the first place was a fresh exclusive Nintendo Switch – tactical RPG Fire Emblem Engage. The starting performance of the project is 31% lower than that of the previous part of the series, Fire Emblem Three Houses, but this did not prevent it from taking the lead.
FIFA 23 and God of War Ragnarok are next, with sales dropping by 21% and 26%, respectively. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe is in fourth place, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II closes the top five.
Top-selling physical games in the UK
- Fire Emblem Engagement;
- FIFA 23;
- God of War Ragnarok;
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2;
- Pokémon Violet;
- Nintendo Switch Sports;
- Minecraft (Switch);
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons;
- pokemon scarlet.