HBO’s latest TV epic The Last of Us aired its first episode just over a week ago and it’s been an instant hit. If you didn’t realise, the show is based on the PlayStation videogame of the same name, part 1 of which was released back in 2013. Well, thanks to the show The Last of Us: Part 1, a 20-year-old videogame has re-entered the UK charts.
It hasn’t suddenly jumped to number one, but at the end of last week appeared at number 20 in the GfK UK Boxed Charts. As noted by Games Industry.biz, that means The Last of Us: Part 1 saw a 238% spike in sales. Quite obviously helped by HBO’s new show which can be viewed via Sky Atlantic in the UK.
These charts are only for boxed sales so the sales jump could be even higher if digital units are counted. Additionally, further down the charts, the PlayStation 4 (PS4) edition, The Last of Us: Remastered, also benefited. It re-entered the charts at number 32, enjoying a 332% sales boost.
Elsewhere on the charts, Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Engage took the number 1 spot away from FIFA 23. Most of the other top 10 saw very little movement.
Top 10 UK Boxed Charts
|Last Week #||This Week #||Title||Publisher|
|New Entry||1||Fire Emblem Engage||Nintendo|
|1||2||FIFA 23||Electronic Arts|
|2||3||God of War Ragnarok||Sony Interactive Entertainment|
|4||4||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe||Nintendo|
|6||5||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2||Activision Blizzard|
|5||7||Nintendo Switch Sports||Nintendo|
|8||9||Animal Crossing: New Horizons||Nintendo|
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