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This is how sales of The Last of Us Part I have grown since the premiere of the HBO Max series


The success of the series comes hand in hand with the video game.

Cover of the remake of The Last of Us: Part I

The Last of Us has been a paragon hit on HBO Maxthereby giving rise to the fact that the number of viewers of the first chapter have made it clear that one of the great series of the year is coming to the point that, although it has not yet been confirmed, there are already those who start speculating with the second season even going so far as to theorize about the actress who could play Abby, who we don’t even know if she’ll be out this season in view of the changes that it brings compared to the original video game.

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Be that as it may, with the second chapter of the series already published and having adapted the prologue and the first two episodes so far, it must be pointed out that we cannot forget the obvious, since The Last of Us is based on the video game of the same name, which makes anyone think that the success of the series should have an impact on the original material. And it seems that so it has been.

The Last of Us increases its sales in its versions for PS4 and PS5 during the week of the premiere of the series

According to the weekly data shared by Gfk regarding the sales of video games in physical format in the United Kingdom, with the premiere of the series during this last week it has been possible to see that The Last of Us Part 1 has increased its sales by 238% compared to the previous week, while not only the PS5 version has managed to increase its figures, but also The Last of Us Remastered for PS$ has done it by 322%.

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In both cases, this places the video games as the 20th and 32nd best sellers of the week in the British Isles. This is something that Sony obviously had to imagine, since it is not uncommon for PlayStation Plus Premium has released a two-hour demo of the title for your subscribers in the same way that The Last of Us Part 1 will be released for PC on March 3almost coinciding with the end of this season.

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Given this, it must be said that this movement should not surprise anyone, since the adaptations of video games, comics, books and other formats to the small or big screen are always accompanied by an increase in sales. To give two examples, the peak of The Witcher players was with the premiere of the series, while Marvel has been the publisher that sells the most since the UCM began.