The Last of Us Part II Sales Drop 80% in the UK, SpongeBob SquarePants Debuts in 3rd

The Last of Us Part II Sales Drop 80% in the UK, SpongeBob SquarePants Debuts in 3rd - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2020 / 4,787 Views

The Last of Us Part II has remained at the top of the UK charts in its second week, according to GfK for the week ending June 27, 2020. Sales dropped 80 percent week-on-week. This is a similar drop to Uncharted 4, which declined 78 percent in its second week.

The Square Enix Nintendo 3DS title, Bravely Second: End Layer, sales shot up as the game was heavily discounted at UK retailer Argos. The game is in second place as sales were triple its launch week in February 2016.

Spongebob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated debuted in third place. The remake of the 2003 platformer is published by THQ Nordic. 

The Last of Us Part II Sales Drop 80% in the UK, SpongeBob SquarePants Debuts in 3rd

Animal Crossing: New Horizons after leaving the top 10 last week, saw sales increase 74 percent this week and jump up from 12th to fifth place.

The Last of Us Remastered saw an 82 percent increase in sales to climb the charts from 17th to ninth. 

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles:

  1. The Last of Us Part II
  2. Bravely Second: End Layer - Re-Entry
  3. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated - New
  4. Ring Fit Adventure
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  6. FIFA 20
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. The Last of Us Remastered
  10. Minecraft

Thanks GamesIndustry.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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24 Comments

CasePB (on 28 June 2020)

Apparently so many people are trying to trade in TLOU2 stores are refusing it now. Oh how the mighty have fallen.


JWeinCom (on 29 June 2020)

Apparently, some people like to repeat fake news they read from laughably biased websites...


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GoldenHand80 (on 29 June 2020)

That's true, many shops are refusing to refund customers who did not like the game and they're not allowing them to trade in the game.


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DonFerrari (on 29 June 2020)

If you bought the game and opened it then there is no reason for the refund.


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DonFerrari (on 28 June 2020)

And Bravely Second discount putting the week at 3x the sales of its first week after 4 years is something I never heard before.


RolStoppable (on 29 June 2020)

Something like that can only happen to a game where its initial shipment was way above of actual demand, because otherwise there wouldn't be enough copies around to pull off such a feat. Bravely Default was a grossly overrated game with a terrible ending, so it's fitting that a large chunk of purchasers of the first game stayed clear of the direct sequel.


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KazumaKiryu (on 29 June 2020)

The Last of Us 2 number 1 again, TLOU Part 1 in the Top 10 !!!!!!!!


GoldenHand80 (on 29 June 2020)

That's actually an interesting observation, well spotted. I think in the next couple of weeks we will see TLOU at the top of the charts and TLOU2 will completely disappear from the lists


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fedfed (on 29 June 2020)

I don't understand why we don't publish sales data. if we know the game had 80% drop, we must know how much has sold each week, correct?


DonFerrari (on 29 June 2020)

Because he just publishing the report from a third party not the VGC numbers.


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V-r0cK (on 29 June 2020)

If anybody thinks that this THE decline of its lifetime sales for this game, i'd wait a few years and see. The Last of Us 2 sales will continue to have legs as it will likely be rereleased for PS5, along with it becoming Greatest Hits for PS4 & PS5, and will also likely get bundled heavily later for the PS5 as well in future holiday bundles etc...


GoldenHand80 (on 29 June 2020)

No it will not.


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DonFerrari (on 29 June 2020)

I hope so, so I'm waiting to see the numbers for more weeks.


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Walbert (on 29 June 2020)

Doesn't nearly every single game have a similar 2nd week drop.


hush404 (on 29 June 2020)

Yep. Most games sell super strong on launch and then settle down. Seeing as this title sold 4 million in 3 days, I'm not surprised to see a drastic drop. If you added just 1 million for the rest of the week, so 5 million for week 1, a drop of 80% for the following week is still 1 million units sold for week 2. It's a lot better click bait to scream "It dropped 80%!" though.


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PAOerfulone (on 29 June 2020)

The hell?!? Bravely Second where did you come from?!?


Link_Nines.XBC (on 28 June 2020)

Bravely Second oh wow oh wow


DonFerrari (on 28 June 2020)

That is a major drop, hope the legs in the long term keep good and that ND doesn't blame fans or use namecalling if the legs aren't great. Still the game is great and deserve to be the most sold exclusive on PS4.


trunkswd (on 28 June 2020)

Uncharted 4 almost had an identical drop in its second week. With such a strong launch, a big drop in week 2 is almost expected.


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DonFerrari (on 28 June 2020)

Yes I saw the news =] so I'm waiting for the next weeks of sale with expectation.


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KratosLives (on 28 June 2020)

it will outsell uncharted 4 in my opinion


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DonFerrari (on 28 June 2020)

Think it will also outsell TLOU1 at least on PS4 and perhaps even sum, crossing 20M.


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vonny (on 29 June 2020)

I mean if it has a similar drop off world wide we're looking at 5 million in 10 days.


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GoldenHand80 (on 29 June 2020)

It is amazing that out of all Sony exclusives the two games that were directed by Neil Druckmann had such massive drops. Apparently there a lot more bigots than what Neil Druckmann expected


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