Demonstrating the enormous impact of HBO’s adaptation, The Last of Us: Part 2 was February 2023’s best-selling digital download for PS4 in both North America and Europe. That’s despite the game originally releasing almost three years ago now – an undeniably incredible result, showcasing renewed interest in Naughty Dog’s survival series as a whole.
The Last of Us: Part I also performed pretty well, rising up the PS5 charts to sixth and seventh position in North America and Europe respectively – and even The Last of Us Remastered charted in ninth in North America on the PS4. All of this underlines what Sony’s new PS Productions division is trying to achieve: great television is driving profound interest in the organisation’s software releases.
The television show has been steadily growing its audience with each new instalment, and this weekend’s finale is expected to attract the most viewers yet – despite competition with the Oscars. Of course, this all bodes well for Sony’s in-development The Last of Us multiplayer game, which is being billed as one of Naughty Dog’s most ambitious projects to date.