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The Last of Us Records 238% Increase in Sales After HBO Series Release, Might Fast-Track Part 3 After Colossal Success

The Last of Us Records 238% Increase in Sales After HBO Series Release, Might Fast-Track Part 3 After Colossal Success

TV series and their showrunners are rarely equipped to be able to strike a balance when it comes to making a series adapted from any form of media. One of the hardest mediums to adapt into a TV series is most certainly the ever-expanding world of video games, but the trending and popular TV series adaptation of The Last of Us goes against the grain on this one.

Video game developer Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is the latest video game to have been given the TV series adaptation treatment, and as far as critics and fans say, it’s been a successful release. In fact, it’s been doing so well that it might just prompt a third installment into the video game franchise.

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The Last of Us

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The Last of Us TV Series’ Success Sparks An Exciting Future For Its Video Game Counterpart

Very rarely do you see a video game being successfully adapted into a media form like movies or TV series. But Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann’s combined efforts (along with the cast and crew, of course) have bore some amazing fruits.

After going through a heavy promotional campaign through HBO’s efforts to bring attention to the new TV series starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie respectively, The Last of Us ended up receiving a lot of praise for almost everything.

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The Last of Us

As far as critics go, TLoU has a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes as well as an 84/100 rating on Metacritic based on 40 reviews of the TV series. The cast’s performance was a major highlight, along with mentions about the brilliant chemistry between its two lead actors, not to mention the fact that it has been touted as one of the best live-action adaptations of a video game.

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It also has an impressive record on the commercial side of things. The premiere episode of The Last of Us had almost 4.7 million viewers tuning in to watch the highly-anticipated TV series- it ended up securing 18 million viewers just after a week too!

It would be safe to say that TLoU is slowly cementing itself as one of the best TV series adaptations ever, and it might just go on to further that legacy.

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The Last of Us Video Game Sees A Whopping 238% Increase In Sales Following TV Series Success

The Last of Us has gone on to not only gain universal acclaim from almost everyone, but its success has also seeped into its video game counterpart. The original video game, and the very first installment in the video game franchise, has gone on to sell even more after the release of the TV series.

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The skyrocketing popularity of the TV series has ended up boosting sales of the first The Last of Us video game by 238%, and even better, the sales of the video game have gone up by a whopping 322% – an 84% increase!

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Here are people just being super shocked about the whole thing, after all, it is quite monumental!

Only up from here-

Never let down! –

Still a success-

Maybe? –

We can only hope-

There is no doubt that having allowed the TV adaptation of the popular video game franchise has only gone on to benefit all parties involved. And in hindsight, it’s furthering the legacy of the post-apocalyptic survival media franchise.

The Last of Us is currently available for streaming on HBO Max.

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Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is a content writer for Fandomwire with over 300 published articles. He now has 3 years of experience and counting in content writing. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University.