‘The Last Of Us 2’ Drops To $40 For Prime Day, Is PS5 Playable

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KEY POINTS

  • “The Last of Us Part II” offers a substantial price drop for Amazon Prime Day
  • Some retailers aside from Amazon are also offering the title for $40
  • “The Last of Us Part II” will be playable on the upcoming PS5 when it launches next month

Naughty Dog’s 2020 hit title “The Last of Us Part II” is on sale for Amazon Prime Day 2020.

An Amazon Prime membership is required for those who want to get “The Last of Us Part II” for just $40, though GameSpot noted that one can get a 30-day free trial to get around that. Other retailers such as Best Buy and Newegg have already matched the $40 pricing, which only benefits the consumers itching to finally get their hands on the title released in June.

Aside from the discounted price, another thing that might make the title more appealing is the fact that “The Last of Us Part II” is also among the backward compatible games for the PlayStation 5, which is set to be released on Nov. 12.

Although Naughty Dog has yet to announce if the graphics are also expected to make a significant leap on the more powerful PlayStation 5, just having access to the popular survival action-adventure title could be enough for interested buyers.

To be clear, since the physical copy of “The Last of Us Part II” is on sale, only the standard edition PS5 priced at $499 that can play it. The all-digital edition that is selling at $399 will not be able to play the game.

It has mostly been a successful few months for “The Last of Us Part II” as it immediately sold 4 million copies during its opening weekend. That made the sequel the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive game globally.

The follow-up to 2013’s “The Last of Us” also became the highest-selling U.K. game ever despite being review bombed on Metacritic upon its release for some of its more controversial themes. It actually launched with sales 76% higher than its predecessor.

In “The Last of Us Part II,” Joel and Ellie deal with the consequences of their actions from five years earlier while traveling across the United States and dealing with a fungus that has turned the majority of the population into zombies.

Recently, creative director and lead co-writer Neil Druckmann teased that the long-anticipated multiplayer mode for the game is being developed and will be worth the long wait.

The Last of Us Part II The Last of Us Part II will be available on June 19, 2020. Only on PlayStation. Photo: thelastofusgame / Instagram

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