The Last Of Us Part 2 pre-orders are breaking previous record figures

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#1 VirusVaccine21
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The Last of Us Part II is poised to do very well, if the game's pre-order figures are anything to go by.

The Last of Us Part II is finally almost upon us, with its June 19 release date inching ever closer. The game, which has faced delays and leaking plot details, is still tracking very well, according to Sony--and, in fact, could end up breaking sales records.

According to PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan, who spoke to GameSpot sister site CNET ahead of Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 reveal, The Last Of Us Part II is likely to sell big numbers. In Europe, pre-orders are tracking ahead of Marvel's Spider-Man at the same comparative point before that game's release. That's significant, because that game broke records for Sony, selling 3.3 million copies within 3 days of release, and earning over 1 million pre-orders.

It's not clear what the split is here between physical and digital preorders, although digital sales are up across the board for games--especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-last-of-us-part-2-preorders-are-tracking-ahead/1100-6477923/

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#2 VirusVaccine21
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I kept saying it, the internet was mainly composed of a vocal minority in real life absolutely nobody gave a damn about the leaks.

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#3 Zero_epyon
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I'm one of those pre-orders. Looking forward to this game.

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#4  Edited By onesiphorus  Online
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The GameSpot article mentions the European sales record. What about the other regions?

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#5 DaVillain-  Moderator
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Makes sense. I pre-order through PSN myself and I'm still looking forward to the game myself despite the lol leaks.

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#6 hardwenzen
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Imagine preordering a video game in 2020. Even better when its a digital preorder πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜†πŸ€£

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#7 Telekill
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Glad the leak doesn't significantly hurt them.

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#8  Edited By KungfuKitten
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Well yes I think in real life almost nobody saw the leaks or is even aware of their copyright abuse. Probably 'helped' that most gaming media conveniently kept quiet about it.

I also don't think the story leaks necessarily kill the game. We still don't know for sure what the story of the final product is like.

And in terms of gameplay itself it looks pretty solid if you're into this type of game.

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@KungfuKitten said:

Well yes I think in real life almost nobody saw the leaks or is even aware of their copyright abuse. Probably 'helped' that most gaming media conveniently kept quiet about it.

I also don't think the story leaks necessarily kill the game. We still don't know for sure what the story of the final product is like.

And in terms of gameplay itself it looks pretty solid if you're into this type of game.

yeah i know the game play looks like the most fluid game play i have ever seen. (god i can't wait to see what they do with the ps5) remember game play is the most important part of a game even xbox fans say this but then attack this game because of story ignoring the awesome game play.

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#10  Edited By navyguy21
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@hardwenzen said:

Imagine preordering a video game in 2020. Even better when its a digital preorder πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜†πŸ€£

Digital preorders are worth it for big games so you can preload the game instead of buying at release and having to contend with slow downloads of 50GB+ due to slammed servers.

You can bet that PSN will be slow at release, as does every digital distribution platform

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#11 Gifford38
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@hardwenzen said:

Imagine preordering a video game in 2020. Even better when its a digital preorder πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜†πŸ€£

what about servers? what happens if millions try to download at the same time? server overload. this is why most of the time pre-orders get to download the day before it gets on sony store. pre orders get to play a day earlier.

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#12 phbz
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Not a ND fan. With that said I hope this game breaks record sales.

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@phbz said:

Not a ND fan. With that said I hope this game breaks record sales.

I have a couple of bets here, can't wait to laugh my ass off in a couple of days. This board will be full of conspiracy theorists as to why the game sold 5 million plus in a week and has a 93+ metascore. :)

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@virusvaccine21: Soros and Gates bought all the copies and used 5G antennas to mind control reviewers minds.

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most people outside of internet are casuals who can be impressed by any shiny thing over core gameplay so make sense.

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Regardless of the leaks, and all the back-and-forth, this game is going to sell. Personally, i'm on the fence about ND as a whole, but even seeing and somewhat disagreeing with the leaks, i'm buying the game to give it a fair shake.

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#17  Edited By ConanTheStoner
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@ghosts4ever said:

most people outside of internet are casuals who can be impressed by any shiny thing over core gameplay so make sense.

Like this masterpiece of core gameplay my friend? πŸ˜‚

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Or is it the intense driving segments inbetween?

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Very hardcore my friend. 😴

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@ConanTheStoner said:
@ghosts4ever said:

most people outside of internet are casuals who can be impressed by any shiny thing over core gameplay so make sense.

Like this masterpiece of core gameplay my friend? πŸ˜‚

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Or is it the intense driving segments inbetween?

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Very hardcore my friend. 😴

Yes. the shooting, the soundtrack, the atmosphere make it much above last of us 2 which is SJW game.

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So do they just mean Sony's three-day sales records for one region...?

I mean, I'm fairly certain the article isn't talking about any significant sales records, since TLOU2 isn't going to sell as quickly as Animal Crossing.

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@ghosts4ever said:

Yes. the shooting, the soundtrack, the atmosphere make it much above last of us 2 which is SJW game.

I understand friend.

I too would quickly shift the conversation away from core gameplay when it's demonstrably trash.

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Not surprising but naughty dog died the day Hennig left.

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#22 DaVillain-  Moderator
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@Planeforger said:

So do they just mean Sony's three-day sales records for one region...?

I mean, I'm fairly certain the article isn't talking about any significant sales records, since TLOU2 isn't going to sell as quickly as Animal Crossing.

Me neither. I personally don't expect TLOU2 surpassing New Horizons but TLOU2 is one of the anticipated PS4 titles fans been waiting for and the same could be said for Ghost of Tsushima especially since that's a new IP game. I'm excited for both PS4 exclusives.

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Your threads are much better when you don't write anything.

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#24 WitIsWisdom
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@Telekill said:

Glad the leak doesn't significantly hurt them.

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the "leaks" were completely intentional. Play on people's emotions by making them feel sorry for the companies predicament while at the same time giving all the sympathizers and SJ crowd plenty of time to learn about the game and be ready day one.

I'm not saying it WAS intentional, I'm just saying it really wouldn't surprise me.

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Good on them, I am sure I’ll pick it up myself at some point. First one was pretty good, not 10/10 material or anything but a solid game.

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#27 VFighter
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@ghosts4ever: You're one of those casuals ghost.

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@WitIsWisdom said:

Your threads are much better when you don't write anything.

My threads are always great as long as you don't go on a crying rampage like you did on my other thread. Just enjoy and post away. :)

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#29 Epak_
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Got it pre-ordered πŸ‘

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#30 JasonOfA36
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Any publicity is good publicity.

Also, this is a PS4 exclusive and a Naughty Dog game. Of course this will sell, leaks aside.

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@virusvaccine21 said:
@WitIsWisdom said:

Your threads are much better when you don't write anything.

My threads are always great as long as you don't go on a crying rampage like you did on my other thread. Just enjoy and post away. :)

lol... at least you're consistent. I give you that much.

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Transphobes on suicide watch. 'nooo i thought we boycotted this sjw garbage'

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Damn, homophobes stay holding Ls

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#34 PinkRibbonScars
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It's gonna be breaking refund records too

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#35 I_P_Daily
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So this confirms one of 2 things, either its Sony PR bullshit or that Europeans have no taste.

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In Europe, pre-orders are tracking ahead of Marvel's Spider-Man at the same comparative point before that game's release.

He's basically saying "our own IP is tracking better than Spiderman in our largest market".

That should make shareholders very happy.

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#37  Edited By dalger21
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I honestly didn't need another TLoU game and could have lived with the way it ended but now that Part II is almost here, I am pretty excited about it.

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@i_p_daily said:

So this confirms one of 2 things, either its Sony PR bullshit or that Europeans have no taste.

Or that you're reaching πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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Imagine being a lem, and have nothing to look forward to. Must be very depressing.

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@Planeforger: braging about animal crossing sales is like braging about candy crush sales lol

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I hope the game does well in order to silence the phobes. The story and gameplay aren’t for me, but I’ll be cheering for TLOU2.

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#42 I_P_Daily
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@ermacness said:
@i_p_daily said:

So this confirms one of 2 things, either its Sony PR bullshit or that Europeans have no taste.

Or that you're reaching πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

Are you European? I mean they act like Soccer is good when its actually crap, so we know they have terrible taste. And I wouldn't trust any exec, especially one from Sony.

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I have a feeling it will sell really well, regardless of review scores.

I'll wait and see before I make a decision on whether or not I'll get it.

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Game's going to be a sales phenom, only wish this damn quarantine would end so I could get my physical copy.

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#45  Edited By WeRVenom
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Most people haven't seen the leaks and are expecting another good story with Joel and Ellie. Sony has marketed it as such.

I expect alot of people are going to be pissed by the end.

Also who wouldn't think the game will score well? It's progressive message will have some critics giving it a 10 for that alone.

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@wervenom said:

Most people haven't seen the leaks and are expecting another good story with Joel and Ellie. Sony has marketed it as such.

I expect alot of people are going to be pissed by the end.

Also who wouldn't think the game will score well? It's progressive message will have some critics giving it a 10 for that alone.

This is when MC comes in handy. If it's get 10's from reviewers but 4's from players. Then you'll know somethings up.

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#48 Zaryia
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@wervenom said:

Most people haven't seen the leaks and are expecting another good story with Joel and Ellie. Sony has marketed it as such.

I expect alot of people are going to be pissed by the end.

Also who wouldn't think the game will score well? It's progressive message will have some critics giving it a 10 for that alone.

What is the progressive message?

I thought they are going to give it a high rating for the same reason they gave the last movie game trash a high rating, so they can pretend to be movie reviewers and possibly move on to a real career.

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#49  Edited By Zaryia
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@npiet1 said:
@wervenom said:

Most people haven't seen the leaks and are expecting another good story with Joel and Ellie. Sony has marketed it as such.

I expect alot of people are going to be pissed by the end.

Also who wouldn't think the game will score well? It's progressive message will have some critics giving it a 10 for that alone.

This is when MC comes in handy. If it's get 10's from reviewers but 4's from players. Then you'll know somethings up.

Not always indicative. Review bombing by far right trolls has happened in the past.

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#50 HoolaHoopMan
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I'm looking forward to it. Judge the game based on it's merits. If people are unhappy with the narrative that's fine, but form that opinion by playing it.