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‘The Last of Us 2’ is #1 in Recent Japanese Video Game Rankings

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After so many consecutive #1s in previous weeks, Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ top rank has now been taken over by Naughty Dog’s new video game, The Last of Us 2 in the recent Japanese Video Game Rankings from June 15 to 21. The Last of Us 2 sold 178,696 copies in Japan alone on its debut week.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now on 2nd Place, while Sekai no Asobi Taizen 51 is in 3rd place.

After some delays of its release due to COVID-19, finally Naughty Dog’s latest video game The Last of Us Part II was released on June 19.

Game and Tech website TechRadar have given a five-star rating, saying “it is the greatest game of this generation”.

The Last of Us 2 is an emotional, captivating gut-punch that explores themes of vengeance, tribalism, and the gray areas of morality, making it not only the game of the year, but of this generation.

The New York Times has also praised the game saying  that it “is a Dark Game for a Dark Time. Set in a violent, tribal, pandemic-ravaged world, the long-awaited Naughty Dog epic will leave you damaged — and awed.”

Other review and critic sites such as Metacritic has given the game 95 rating but with some cautions like uncomfortable” and “misery simulator” giving way to pronouncements like “one of the best video games ever made.”

About The Last of Us Part II (as described by PlayStation)

Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors.

When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.


Experience the escalating moral conflicts created by Ellie’s relentless pursuit of vengeance. The cycle of violence left in her wake will challenge your notions of right versus wrong, good versus evil, and hero versus villain.


New and evolved gameplay systems deliver upon the life-or-death stakes of Ellie’s journey through the hostile world. Feel her desperate struggle for survival through improved features such as high-intensity melee combat, fluid movement, and dynamic stealth. A broad variety of weapons, crafting items, skills, and upgrades allows you to personalize Ellie’s capabilities to your play style.


Set out on Ellie’s journey, taking her from the peaceful mountains and forests of Jackson to the lush, overgrown ruins of greater Seattle. Encounter new survivor groups, unfamiliar and treacherous environments, and terrifying evolutions of the infected. Brought to life by the latest iteration of the Naughty Dog engine, the deadly characters and world are more realistic and meticulously detailed than ever before.

About Animal Crossing: New Horizons (as Described by Nintendo)

Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find new surprises all year round.

Show off your island utopia to family and friends—or pack your bags and visit theirs. Whether playing online* or with others beside you**, island living is even better when you can share it. Even without hopping on a flight, you’ll meet a cast of charming animal residents bursting with personality. Friendly faces like Tom Nook and Isabelle will lend their services and happily help you grow your budding community. Escape to your island getaway—however, whenever, and wherever you want.

About Sekai No Asobi Taizen 51 (As Described by PlayAsia)

Discover and play 51 tabletop games from around the world!

Play and discover 51 board games, tabletop games, and more all in one package—Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics. This diverse collection includes games from all over the world across multiple genres, from familiar favorites like Chess to international hits like Mancala that have been around for 100s of years!

Enjoy familiar favorites and learn hidden gems from around the world in this collection of 51 board games, tabletop games and more! Whether you like to sit and strategize or rely on reflexes, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classicscontains games from across an array of genres for you to play and discover. Each game is presented with stunning detail as a dice clack and marbles glimmer.


Rank System Title Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies
1 PS4 The Last of Us Part II Jun-19 178,696 178,696
2 NSw Animal Crossing: New Horizons Mar-20 73,680 4,934,168
3 NSw Sekai no Asobi Taizen 51 Jun-05 32,673 144,297
4 NSw Ring Fit Adventure October 18, 2019 32,663 1,038,732
5 NSw Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 7 Jun-18 14,062 14,062
6 NSw Namcot Collection Jun-18 9,532 9,532
7 NSw Mario Kart 8 Deluxe April 28, 2017 9,251 2,995,705
8 NSw Pokémon Sword & Shield November 15, 2019 9,195 3,630,263
9 NSw Splatoon 2 July 21, 2017 7,886 3,463,228
10 NSw Super Smash Brothers Ultimate December 7, 2018 6,137 3,731,453
11 NSw Minecraft June 21, 2018 6,067 1,419,967
12 PS4 The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) June 28, 2018 5,883 95,343
13 NSw Xenoblade: Definitive Edition May-29 4,972 120,497
14 NSw Super Mario Party October 5, 2018 4,485 1,471,823
15 NSw Tōhoku Daigaku Reika Igaku Kenkyūjo Kawashima Ryūta Kyōji Kanshū Nō o Kitaeru Otona no Nintendo Switch Training December 27, 2018 3,494 250,565
16 NSw The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild March 3, 2017 3,043 1,600,539
17 NSw Super Mario Maker 2 June 28, 2019 2,848 928,253
18 NSw Zumba: Burn It Up! Jun-18 2,590 2,590
19 NSw Luigi's Mansion 3 October 31, 2019 2,548 655,982
20 NSw New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe January 11, 2019 2,486 854,682

Source: ANN

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