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The Last of Us: Remastered fires up PS4 sales with roaring week one trade

The Last of Us: Remastered has blazed onto the PS4, racking up an impressive tally of sales as next-gen fans the world over clamour to experience Joel and Ellie's epic tale of apocalyptic survival in eye-popping 1080p.

Within just one week of global sales, the remastered version of The Last of Us has cleared 632,000 copies worldwide.

It's not only proved that there's a market for young games (The Last of Us on PS3 is barely a year old) to transition to next-gen consoles, but its boosted interest in the already popular PS4.

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Sales of Sony's PS4 are up by 50 per cent (or 178 thousand units) thanks to the launch of the Last of Us: Remastered. Somewhere, Shuhei Yoshida is doing cartwheels.

The game's booming sales also mean that in just one week of opening trade, The Last of Us: Remastered has earned the accolade "third biggest game on PS4." The only games to beat the genre-defining action-adventure are Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs (1.5 million copies sold) and Sony's Infamous: Second Son (700,000 copies sold.)

The Last of Us on PS3 was the undisputed smash hit of 2013, inhaling more awards and critical acclaim than you'd snort up spores without a mask. The game sold a whopping grand total of over 7 million copies, so in comparison this remastered version is just a drop in the profit pond.

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Still, if you haven't played the Last of Us yet (and your reconnection from the Arctic to civilisation has gone smoothly), buying the remastered PS4 version is an absolute no-brainer.

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