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The Last of Us Part II Was UK's Best-Selling Game in June, Outsold Rest of Top 10 Combined

The Last of Us Part II Was UK's Best-Selling Game in June, Outsold Rest of Top 10 Combined - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 August 2020 / 5,794 Views

The Last of Us Part II (PS4) was the best-selling game in the UK for the month of June, according to GfK. It sold more copies than the rest of the top 10 combined. It also helped Sony dethrone Nintendo as the month's number one publisher, with over 29 percent of all boxed games sold in the UK in June. 

The next highest new game was Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (NS) in 10th place and 51 Worldwide Games (NS) in 13th place.

1.24 million games were sold in the month of June in the UK. This is nearly 44 percent more than were sold in May and is the second biggest month of 2020 after March. 

Console sales are up 41 percent in June when compared to the same period last year. However, console sales were 12 percent lower than they were in May. 

Year-to-date, console sales are up over 60 percent in the UK, while home console sales, the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One, are up nearly 70 percent when compared to the same period in 2019. Handheld sales are down 84 percent in 2020. 

The Last of Us Part II Was UK's Best-Selling Game in June, Outsold Rest of Top 10 Combined

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles:

  1. The Last of Us Part II
  2. FIFA 20
  3. Ring Fit Adventure 
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Minecraft (NS)
  9. The Last of Us Remastered
  10. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
  11. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  12. Bravely Second: End Layer
  13. 51 Worldwide Games
  14. Luigi's Mansion 3
  15. Forza Horizon 4
  16. Just Dance 2020
  17. Red Dead Redemption 2
  18. Marvel's Spider-Man
  19. Pokemon Sword
  20. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Mordred11 (on 03 July 2020)

This can't be true, the game died in its second week.

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ArchangelMadzz Mordred11 (on 03 July 2020)

Exactly! No game ever drops 80% in the second week.
Only games that do that are complete flops like GTA V (-83%) Uncharted 4 (-78%) Dark souls 3 and Fallout 4 (-80%) etc

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DonFerrari Mordred11 (on 03 July 2020)

Had a 200% drop, all copies sold were returned.

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KazumaKiryu (on 03 July 2020)

Game of the Year.

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KLAMarine KazumaKiryu (on 04 July 2020)

...Let's not get ahead of ourselves...

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DonFerrari (on 03 July 2020)

That is pretty massive. With Sony being 29% of sales and TLOU2 outselling the combine TOP10 then TLOU2 over there must have been humongous, like 300-500k.

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StokedUp (on 04 July 2020)

Much deserved, the game was a masterpiece in my opinion.

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dark_gh0st_b0y (on 03 July 2020)

way to go UK :)

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StreaK (on 05 July 2020)

UK hates Final Fantasy lol.

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scottslater (on 04 July 2020)

Well, when you have no other major releases the whole month any other outcome would have been pathetic...

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DonFerrari scottslater (on 04 July 2020)

I guess TLOU2 broke the record for a Sony exclusive by the sheer lack of other games.

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VAMatt scottslater (on 05 July 2020)

Scottslater, you muddy your relatively reasonable point about competition with the "pathetic" comment.

Clearly, the game benefitted from a lack of top tier competition. Common sense tells us that. But, it seems that it would have pulled off massive sales regardless. If it had only outsold the top five, rather than the top ten, that would still have been amazing. If there had been another big game, say in the number two spot, TLOU may not have been able to outsell the whole list combined. But, so what? If it sells a big number, it sells a big number. And, the game has sold a big number.

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