The Last of Us was quite popular in Japan, for a western game, debuting with 122,000 copies sold in its first week and growing to over 240,000 in sales. Its PS4 successor, The Last of Us Remastered, finally has a release date in the archipelago of the Rising Sun.
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia announced today that the game, including all the content coming to the west, will hit the Japanese shelves on August 21st, almost a month after the North American release on July 29th.
The Last of Us for PS3 won Famitsu’s Special Rookie Award and the Outstanding Performance Award this year, and that could definitely help create buzz for the new release between local gamers.
It’ll be intersesting to see if the 1080p “HD Remake” of the incredibly successful Naughty Dog game will help boost PS4 sales in Japan or not. We’ll know on August 27th, when Media Create will disclose its first week sales.