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The Last Of Us Part II Remastered’s UK Sales Are Reportedly “More Than Double” Compared To The Last Of Us Part I

With the release of The Last Of Us Part II Remastered, developer Naughty Dog has brought both of its excellent titles natively on the PS5, and everyone watching the show can follow along with the game on the latest hardware.

HBO’s The Last Of Us opened the franchise to a whole new audience, many of whom likely went out to buy a PS5 to play the game’s that their new favourite show was based on.

This remaster also has a whole new mode with No Return, introduces Lost Levels and overall brings a little more to the table other than a PS5 version of The Last Of Us Part II.

All that put together, it’s no surprise that GamesIndustry.Biz head Christopher Dring is reporting that sales in the UK for The Last Of Us Part II Remastered are “more than double” those of The Last Of Us Part I.

“Last of Us Part 2 sales in the UK are more than double what Part 1 managed. Strong result,” Dring wrote on Twitter.

Beyond the factors mentioned, there’s also the fact that players could upgrade from their copy of The Last Of Us Part II on PS4 to this new version at a hugely discounted $10, and that the remaster was cheaper to begin with.

Unlike The Last Of Us Part I, which was $70 USD at launch, this remaster is only $50, if you don’t already own the PS4 version.

All of this explains why this remaster is selling more, sure, but it also shows, for those players who bemoan remasters and remakes, why publishers and developers make them.

Source – [Chris Dring on Twitter]