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The Last Of Us Part 1 PC sales are super low, Sony admits

Sam Cawley

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The Last Of Us Part 1 PC sales are super low, Sony admits

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Despite increasing “dramatically” following the The Last Of Us series’ success, Sony has confessed PC sales for The Last Of Us Part 1 have been shockingly low.

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Selling a disappointing 360,000 units since launch, The Last Of Us Part 1 has failed to catch on in the same way it did on PlayStation 5, despite it fundamentally being the same game many fans have called the “best game of all time.” It, unfortunately, fell victim to a series of performance issues, glitches, and bugs that severely affected the game’s reception amongst critics and consumers, resulting in review bombs.

It’s not the only game that has recently received backlash for the state of its release, resulting in calls for developers to provide free demos of games so fans can avoid purchasing titles that have been released in a broken or unfinished state.

Whilst 360,000 copies a month after release isn’t inconsequential, it is alarmingly low for one of PlayStation’s biggest franchises, especially one with the exclusive reputation of The Last Of Us. This comes as even more of a surprise when considering the immense success of the HBO Max show, which has quickly become the most watched series on the streaming platform. Granted the PC port has become infamous with poor performance and other problems, it’s still shocking to see such a low number of sales.

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Why it’s unclear why the port was plagued with issues, a likely answer is that it was rushed onto the platform in the hopes that the TV series would boost the sales number, which technically worked, but didn’t do much for it in the long run.

Luckily, The Last Of Us PC blunder hasn’t dissuaded PlayStation from proceeding with more PC ports of popular titles, albeit with no plans to begin simultaneously launching them with their PS5 version, favouring a staggered release method instead.

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In other news, fans are currently checking out an extended episode of The Last Of Us TV show, which will be receiving a second season very soon. There’s also speculation that The Last Of Us Part 3 is currently in development…

Topics: The Last Of Us, PlayStation, PlayStation 5, Sony

Sam Cawley
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