As was probably to be expected, The Last of Us: Part I has made its debut in the UK's physical sales chart at number one. The remake of this modern classic sits in first place despite lower initial sales than Saints Row, though that comparison comes with all sorts of caveats. Not least of which is the lack of data for digital sales.
Anyway, Horizon Forbidden West in second gives PlayStation a one-two punch at the very top this week. Elsewhere, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection gets an impressive start in third, and another new release, F1 Manager 2022, just misses the podium in fourth.
Speaking of Saints Row, Deep Silver's open world title has dropped from first to sixth. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, meanwhile, is up from 10th to eighth, and Gran Turismo 7 pumps the breaks, moving from eighth to 12th.
Here's the latest top 10 in full.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 3rd September 2022
- The Last of Us: Part I
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
- F1 Manager 2022
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Saints Row
- Nintendo Switch Sports
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Good week for playstation taking the top 2
Playstation domination. 'Nuff said. Word up, son.
"The remake of this modern classic sits in first place despite lower initial sales than Saints Row, though that comparison comes with all sorts of caveats".
Then why even mention it? It's just giving fuel to the rancid fanboys on Twitter.
After all that moaning and also £70 price tags etc etc.
Look who has the top two games.
Well done Sony.
You make the best games you sell, simple as that.
Also just being honest, it may help the competition is also pretty weak and feeble currently as well.
This site and others PlayStation doom and gloom isn’t working,
@Sqush-Pare it's bizarre. You'd think a media outlet would have a more balanced view of how the industry works, especially when games like FIFA gets 8 out of 10s when reviewed, and yet Sony selling TLoU for for £70 RRP is a 'sickener'. Regardless that the game has been completely and comprehensively rebuilt in its entirety, that nobody HAS to buy it, that it is clear the people who will buy it are massive fans of the game who WANT it and are HAPPY to buy it, or have never played it and own a PS5. The target audience is not the entire PS5 fanbase. And nobody HAS to pay £70 RRP for a physical copy. Its available cheaper from many outlets. And nobody HAS to own it from launch and those who are interested in it but have played it multiple times already, people like me, will wait for price drops as we don't need this at launch.
These are all reasonable opinions I'd expect from publications as they don't stoke up the needless 'hate', but I guess only games like FIFA get a pass.
Totally true, it’s like since the console price increase.
PS5 still selling very well in the UK and also I don’t see anyone rushing out and buying all those Xbox Series s and x consoles sitting on the UK shop shelves gathering dust, like some predicted 😂😂😂
I think everyone is entitled to an opinion, I don't think anyone has been proven wrong here.
Some people aren't happy about the price and clearly other people are not bothered by it.
@eltomo True but to act entitled is wrong. You don’t agree with price don’t buy it or wait until it gets cheaper. Sony is not forcing anyone.
Having said that, I’m personally going to wait - I may have been tempted to buy it earlier, if they added meaningful content, or redesigned the levels to be more open world but kept the structure of the story the same. I envy PS5 owners who haven’t played original and will experience this gem first hand. THAT is definitely worth it for them I would say.
@bighal @eltmo just to be clear I was not aiming this at you (when I said ‘you’ I meant ‘one’).
It’s great to see a strong PS5 contingent in the charts. Shame that GT7 just misses the top ten this week, but it’ll hit the accelerator and be back soon, I’m sure.
@bighal ha, don't worry I got it.
I enjoyed it on PS3 and the sense of awe it gave me then. That's enough for me.
Why are Last of Us sales being compared against Saints Row? It's a bizarre comparison considering the former was released on a Friday on just PS5, the other on a Tuesday across multiple consoles.
Surely comparisons against Part 2's sales are more logical?
@rob3008 because pushsquare know know tlou is divisive and generates clicks. thats why there is a billion articles on it.
on a general note, its released, let those who want it buy it and enjoy it while rest of us wait for a reduction. everyone happy.
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@Rob3008 Because the guy on Twitter mentioned it.
Don't think it's meant as an actual comparison which game sold better but more of pointing out how well it sold so far and half of Saints Row is the answer
@Sqush-Pare yep seems something not worth mentioning. Possibly just a misjudgement with the comment although there was an entire article earlier about it.
It’s these type of comparisons that don’t offer anything other than to add fuel and controversy that ruined Twitter and YouTube gaming channels. I don’t think this page is going that way as the staff all seem decent open minded people but those type of comments and articles become a slippery slope
I’m lucky enough to have both consoles. Series x and PS5.
I’ve always been an x box guy prior to this generation. However my PS5 has had far more use than my series x which in all honesty I hardly turn on.
Im really pleased I bought PS5 as I love the exclusives. Demon souls (the game that made me buy one in the first place) Returnal, Ratchett and clank, HFW and now the last of us to name but a few.
Sure x box has gamepass but imo it really needs to up it’s game.
Sure many will disagree with me but it’s just my opinion and I for one am mighty glad I took the leap to buy a PlayStation this generation.
@4kgk2 But the doom & gloom sometimes forces Sony to backtrack on certain questionable decisions. Secondly it brings in traffic which is the sole purpose in this business to keep things running. Why would a PUSHSQUARE's sole aim be to put PS down... doesn't make sense, a site that puts GoW at #1 on any top whatever list any chance they get. That, and they liking soap opera Yakuza too much and giving 6s or going the opposite direction of every other site on scores are my only gripes with'em. 😂
Had all the consoles since day one.
This is the first time I’ve been frustrated by Xbox and even a bit disillusioned with them.
The only thing is they have unlimited money and can be dangerous to gaming, but one thing for sure in the UK anyway, they are really starting to fizzle out now.
Anyway Sony keep up the great work
Taking a break from The Last of Us Part 1 Remake for today. Just arrived at the University of Eastern Colorado in search of Monkeys & Fireflies.
I gotta admit, the human AI has been drastically improved, I'm playing on Moderate Difficulty and I've been dying a LOT more than I ever did in the PS3 & PS4 Remastered version, it's no longer just one enemy trying to get to your position, it's four or five enemies at once from multiple directions. Additionally, if a Human or Infected are silent AND motionless, you can no longer detect where they are with the Listen Mode, that part in the Sewer when you're stuck with Sam in a room with multiple Stalker Infected & 2 Clickers is even more creepy now because you can't rely on Listen Mode, they're so fast and quiet they can't be detected. Another area that deserves praise is the goddamn lighting, I thought Ghost of Tsushima had some next-level lighting, but boy oh boy the lighting in The Last of Us Part 1 Remake truly breathes new life into already breathtaking environments of the original, it's amazing. Love that they included the TLOUP2 animations when upgrading your weapons at the workbench, small touch but a welcome addition.
However, I've noticed a few graphical issues, mostly just the occasional texture pop-ins in some of the more open areas like Bill's Town and the Suburban Town by the Radio Tower, nothing too severe but considering this issue was non-existent in the PS3 & PS4 Remastered versions, I thought it necessary to mention. ALSO much like The Last of Us Part 2, some of the dialogue is far too quiet in some scenes, however this is mostly related to conversations happening in the background, but again this was a non-existent issue with the PS3 & Ps4 Remastered versions, and I don't understand why they felt the need to mess with the sound/audio when it was perfected in the PS3 / PS4 versions.
I'm very happy with the sales of The Last of Us R. It's what it deserves in my opinion. Neither higher nor lower. A fantastic game that is currently overpriced. Hopefully it sends the right message to Sony.
@Rob3008 since we don't have specific numbers of games sold, these comparisons are the next best thing to get a rough estimate of how a game performed.
Read that AI should be better now but reviewer has wrote that nothing has happened with AI.
Guess those was playing on easy.
@Neverwild - Sadly that's a possibility, naturally the AI isn't going to be anything special on Easy Mode, but on Moderate Difficulty, I believe I've died perhaps 14 times so far, and I think I've died as few as 3-4 time each playthrough on the same difficulty on the PS3 & PS4 versions.
The AI has definitely been improved; I play through The Last of Us once a year every year, there's no way I wouldn't notice, plus some of the tactics I used in certain sections of the game, are no longer viable in the Remake, if I stumble upon a tactic that works, I tend to exploit it on repeat playthroughs, but I really had to change how I approach each encounter this time around with the Remake, which is a good thing.
@naruball Also happy i saw a review of Saints Row a broken mess that saved me some money.
I imagine it will be a one week stay for Part 1 with Splatoon 3 coming Friday.
It not selling as well as the current 6th place in its debut week isn't a good sign for it sticking around.
Well at least Forbidden west is "newish" and a good game.
Waiting for SteelRising myself - that will probably not make this list.
Go from a $70 "remaster of a remaster" from Sony to the 3rd version of the exact same cartoony paint game from Nintendo for $60 on top 🤦♂️
Thank god for 3rd party games
@Flaming_Kaiser is it really that bad? I've heard its still dumb fun.
Ellie and Aloy are definitely smiling right now. Great to see Sony exclusives continue to sell and we can only hope more of them are coming soon.
yet again physical sales only chart is a waste of time.
80% of game sales are digital now
@naruball the irony of Saints Row...it has an RRP of £59.99 and special editions costing £89.99 and as a remake it's a million miles away from being as comprehensive, as accomplished, as technically competent or in the most basic terms as worthy of the title 'remake' as TLoU, and yet there isn't barely a fraction of the fuss made about its value for money as is being made with TLoU.
Compared to TLoU the Saints Row remake is far less deserving of our time and money, especially considering the technical issues it's shipped with. Selling Saints Row Remake for £59.99 in the state it is in should trigger complaints of it being a chas grab, but instead we see TLoU getting labelled by people and sites alike in that way.
TLoU is one of the most beloved games of all time. Its at the top table for games that can be held up as an example of the best the industry has ever produced. And Sony has rebuilt it from the ground up to take full advantage of the PS5 for those who want to experience it that way and all people can do is moan about the cost in isolation.
Meanwhile TLoU sales gets compared to the Saints Row Remake sales and nobody sees the utter irony that a substandard remake like Saints Row with a similar price tag to TLoU has outsold it. As if that's not to be expected seeing as the target audience is FAR smaller for TLoU.
Saints Row, a mulitplatform remake, of an average game thats still as repetitive and forgettable as it always was, cant possibly be worth £59.99 if TLoU isn't worth £69.99, but SR has sold well and yet nobody bats an eyelid that this mediocre remake exists.
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@Royalblues Note that I haven't even bought the game hehe. I am waiting for a sale, definitely. I can't wait to play the entire full series again!
@riceNpea Hm. TLoUR is clearly the better game, but I think it offers *mostly better graphics as opposed to Saints Row which is an actual remake. Right?
It's in the same sales-window is why they mention it.
It's probably the nect biggest release of the entire quarter so, it makes sense.
I do find it funny, personally, but sales are always comparable.
@naruball TLoU, every asset has been rebuilt from scratch, AI has been reworked and improved, graphics have had a complete overhaul, performance has been vastly improved and there are a tremendous amount of options for performance as well as accessibility. Saints Row is just a shinier version of the original with improved graphics of the original assets as far as resolution goes but still only 30fps. AI and gameplay is still the same as it ever was, the real improvements have been made to the customisation of the character options and a few QOL options.
The sheer amount of work that's gone into fundementally remaking EVERYTHING in TLoU compared to Saints Row's remake is far in excess of the £10 differential in RRP between the 2 games, and yet TLoU gets constant flack from media outlets for it because there's far more clicks in it than complaining about the price of SR.
And people fall for it and fail to see the irony or the incredible fan service TLoU is compared to almost any other remake out there.
Although, people have actually ripped both games apart.
Saints Row got ripped apart from a teaser trailer 🤣 and it's quality has been questioned. I've enjoyed what I've played of it so far, but agree it leaves a lot to be desired.
The main gripe of people with TLoUR was the fact that it was £70 for a game that's already dirt cheap, regardless than if the game was built from the ground up graphically. It doesn't add enough to really be worth £70. Whereas Saints Row was about £55 and offered more in the way of new things, even if it is being ripped apart by core fans of the franchise.
The other issue I've seen is people asking Sony why this was being made when the entire team could have worked on TLoU online and got that out. ND also haven't made a new IP since PS3, which doesn't help. You put all these things together and you get why people are annoyed that it's getting a remake.
I've been pretty vocal against it, but may play it when it goes on PS+ in a year.
I don't think you can compare PS to Qannon 😂
@SolaceCreed I never did that. I am comparing this site, Push Square, to QAnon. Although it is more like Fox News at this point
As much as I love TLoU, I’m actually kinda gutted it sold so well. I was hoping more people would vote with their wallets and wait for a sale, sending a clear message to Sony. That hasn’t happened 🙄
Well yet again we learn that people say one thing on message boards, and do something else with their credit cards when no one is looking.
Same with Diablo Immortal.
ND did their market research. They knew the score.
I'm afraid you get the market that through your actions, you ask developers/publishers to give you.
Bows n Arrows sell
I'm enjoying it. The improvements they've made really do breath new life into the game. I mean pretty much every area is the same and yet somehow new and different. Some more than others. Like you're just there like, was this always a post office because I don't remember this being a post office. Things like that. Like really fantastic work. Lighting is just loads better as well.
The facial animations too just really add a whole other layer of emotion to the cutscenes. Like the prologue, the Capitol building, etc... the scenes just hit different. It's like Part 2 but it's the original. More is conveyed now. It's that simple.
The AI seems a little smarter but playing on hard I still find it's still fairly easy to lure them around like idiots. Not to say I'm not ever caught up with and killed but I'm not seeing a huge difficulty spike or anything. I have tried to dodge numerous times though because it just frankly looks so much like 2 and plays so much smoother so that's been actually kinda frustrating lol.
It's just such a vast improvement I can't imagine ever going back to Remastered now. Well I actually did start it up for comparisons sake and oh my, does it look terrible now. Even before the remake came out I argued it looked dated but with the PS5 game now in existence it's really no longer a debate.
All that said I still think it was crazy I had to pay $70 for this game. Just wish it wasn't one I loved so much so I could have put it off for a sale.
Surprised to see TMNT make it to third place. I was never exactly sure just how popular it was in the UK since home releases of the series over there were few and far between.
@naruball The JSS review was quite damaging James Stephanie Sterling may be harsh but i can see where he is coming from better to watch the review he paints a better picture then me.
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