The Last of Us: Part II and TLOU were UK’s best sellers of the week

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The Last of Us: Part II It premiered on June 19 and in its first days on the market it managed to become a hit in the UK. The above was no surprise to anyone, since it was the most anticipated premiere of the week, but how was it in the following days? It continued to sell very well, making it the most popular in recent days. In addition, the first installment of this series had a rebound in sales.

According to figures from UKIE, the body that keeps track of sales of games in physical format in the United Kingdom, The Last of Us: Part II was the best-selling game of the week that ran from June 19 to 26.

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It should be mentioned that, unsurprisingly, sales of the Naughty Dog project decreased considerably. To be exact, it sold 80% fewer copies than last week, which represents a sharp drop, but it’s not something we haven’t seen before. For example, sales of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End They fell 78% in their second week on the UK market.

Something that is striking is that it seems that the sequel awoke the appetite for The Last of Us in the public of this region. We say it since The Last of Us: Remastered for PlayStation 4 it was ranked ninth in sales.

But how about Spongebob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated? The remake of the classic platform player had a good commercial performance, ranking third on the list.

Nintendo 3DS game sales soared

Something curious that happened this week is that sales of games for Nintendo 3DS soared in the United Kingdom. In fact, the second game on the week’s bestselling title list is Bravely Second: End Layer, the RPG for 3DS from Square Enix.

According to UKIE figures, Square Enix’s RPG sold three times as many physical copies last week which, at launch, caused its total sales to almost double.

But why did this happen? What happens is that the RPG was offered at a very good price at Argos, a chain of stores in the United Kingdom. There it was possible to get it in exchange for £ 2.49 GBP ($ 3.07 USD). Its special edition was offered for £ 3.99 GPB ($ 4.92 USD). So, it was a promotion that collectors could not miss.

That’s not all, since other 3DS games were also among the best sellers, although they were outside the Top 10. We are talking about Metroid: Samus Returns (28°.); Teddy Together (32 °.) And Little Battlers Experience (33 °.). All of these games were offered at a discount during the past week

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