Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part 2 has become 2020’s biggest launch to date across both retail and digital sales, and is reportedly the second-biggest launch ever in the US.
According to The NPD Group (thanks, Comic Book), The Last of Us Part 2 dominated sales in June 2020, and topped the debut performances of other 2020 releases like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Final Fantasy VII Remake. It also now reportedly holds the record for the US’s second biggest-ever launch, too, second only to Marvel’s Spider-Man.
As for cumulative sales across the year? NPD doesn’t share the actual sale data, but it reports Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Animal Crossing: New Horizons have out-performed the post-apocalyptic action game thus far, but Animal Crossing released four months ago, while Modern Warfare released way back in October 2019. The Last of Us Part 2 has barely been out a month but has already sold more copies than other triple-A releases such as Resident Evil 3 and Final Fantasy VII Remake.