The Last of Us Part 2 is Sony’s fastest-selling boxed release this generation in the UK.
Download sales are not included in the GfK data, so it’s possible the game’s launch was even bigger when digital data is factored.
The Last of Us Part 2 UK launch sales were 76% higher than its PlayStation 3 predecessor, according to the data.
It’s possible The Last of Us could top the record held by Insomniac’s Spider-Man, which is the fastest-selling first-party PS4 game with 3.3 million copies sold in its first three days.
The previous record-holder was God of War, which launched in April 2018 and sold through 3.1 million copies, in both digital and physical.
In VGC’s The Last of Us 2 review, critic Jon Bailes calls the sequel “Naughty Dog’s greatest game.”
“In every way, The Last of Us 2 is the grand culmination and skilful refinement of all the studio has done in the last decade or so,” he wrote. “Hopefully by the last of the next generation, it will have found more effective ways to communicate its themes, and more reasonable ways to bring them to fruition.”