The Last of Us Part II: The First Major Discount Has Arrived

After several months of waiting, the premium "Ellie Edition" is finally back in stock at select retailers.

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  • The Last of Us Part II Release Date: June 19th 2020
  • Editions Available: Standard, Digital Deluxe, Special, Collector’s, Ellie
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4
  • MSRP for The Last of Us Part II: Standard – $59.99 |Digital Deluxe: $69.99 | Special: $79.99 | Collector’s: $169.99 | Ellie Edition: $229.99

Two months before its scheduled May 29th release date, Sony delayed The Last of Us Part II in light of COVID-19. Now, with summer heating up the game is officially here, and with a 95% of Metacritic, it looks to be living up to the hype.

Order The Last of Us Part II From Rakuten

For a limited time, Rakuten members can get digital copies of The Last of Us Part II for $49.49 with code GAL5. This is the best price we’ve seen to date for the game, as well as the first post-release discount to crop up. If you’re not a Rakuten member, you can still get the game for $53.49.

Thanks to user HeroT01 for sharing this deal with our community. 

Reviews of The Last of Us Part II suggests it’s another emotional, soul-searching journey with significantly improved gameplay compared to its predecessor. The story takes place five years after The Last of Us, with Ellie stepping into the lead role. The finer points of the storyline are steeped in mystery and not much has been revealed, but it’s safe to say we can expect another blockbuster game from Naughty Dog.

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The Last of Us Part II is being offered in five different editions, each one more exciting — and expensive — than the last. Currently, Rakuten is the only store offering a discount (perhaps due to the game’s rave reviews), but some discounts will likely pop up in the next month of so. We recommend creating a Deal Alert to stay up to date.

If you’re most concerned with playing The Last of Us Part II ASAP, here are the best places to order from. Many retailers are sold out of everything beyond the Standard Edition, but at least you can still get your hands on the base game without too many issues.

Where to Find the Best Deals on The Last of Us Part II

Rakuten

Walmart

The Ellie Edition is currently out of stock. However, it may come back closer to launch day, as Walmart recently restocked the Collector’s Edition.

Target

The Collector’s Edition and Ellie Edition are currently out of stock.

Best Buy

The Collector’s Edition and Ellie Edition are not currently available at Best Buy but are listed as “Coming Soon.” Your best bet is to check back when a new launch date is announced and see if anything is in stock.

GameStop

The Collector’s, Special, and Ellie Edition are all currently out of stock.

Amazon 

The Collector’s, Special, and Ellie Edition are all currently out of stock.

PlayStation Store

These are the only two options offered on the digital storefront. It’s worth noting the Digital Deluxe edition is exclusive to the PlayStation Store.

Ellie from the last of us 2
Credit: Sony

Which Version of The Last of Us Part II Should I Order?

The Last of Us Part II is available in five different editions, but it’s clear everything above the Standard Edition is meant for hardcore series devotees. Each premium version comes with an assortment of real-world collectibles, but there isn’t any extra DLC included. However, if you pre-ordered any version of The Last of Us Part II you earn a few exclusive in-game items.

The Last of Us Part II Standard Edition – $59.99

This is the least expensive way to play The Last of Us Part II.

These pre-order bonuses applied to purchases through all major retailers:

  • Ammo Capacity Upgrade: Hold more bullets for Ellie’s pistol.
  • Crafting Training Manual: Unlock the Crafting Training Manual for new upgrades.

If you pre-ordered through the PlayStation Store you also received:

  • The Last of Us Part II Tattoo Avatar

The Last of Us Part II Special Edition – $79.99

The Special Edition includes the following:

  • Collectible Steelbook
  • 48-page mini art book from Dark Horse
  • PlayStation 4 Dynamic Theme
  • Set of 6 PSN Avatars

The Last of Us Part II Digital Deluxe Edition – $69.99

Only available on the PlayStation Store, the Digital Deluxe Edition includes everything from the Special Edition except the Collectible Steelbook is swapped out for the digital soundtrack. You also got The Last of Us Part II Tattoo Avatar if you pre-ordered.

  • Digital soundtrack
  • Digital mini art book from Dark Horse
  • PlayStation 4 Dynamic Theme
  • Set of 6 PSN Avatars

The Last of Us Part II Collector’s Edition – $169.99

Anyone looking to pick up a few items for their desk will want to look at what’s included in this edition:

  • 12″ Ellie statue
  • Ellie’s Bracelet replica
  • Lithograph art print and “Thank You” letter
  • Set of five stickers
  • Set of six enamel pins
  • Collectible Steelbook
  • 48-page mini art book from Dark Horse
  • PlayStation 4 Dynamic Theme
  • Set of six PSN Avatars
  • Digital soundtrack
  • Digital mini art book from Dark Horse

The Last of Us Part II Ellie Edition – $229.99

Somehow, the Ellie Edition packs in even more swag than the Collector’s Edition. It’s sold out in most locations but could come back in stock as we get closer to the game’s new release date. Here’s what your $229.99 will buy:

  • Ellie’s Backpack Life-Size Recreation
  • Embroidered patch
  • 7″ vinyl record with original soundtrack
  • 12″ Ellie statue
  • Ellie’s Bracelet replica
  • Lithograph art print and “Thank You” letter
  • Set of five stickers
  • Set of six enamel pins
  • Collectible Steelbook
  • 48-page mini art book from Dark Horse
  • PlayStation 4 Dynamic Theme
  • Set of six PSN Avatars
  • Digital soundtrack
  • Digital mini art book from Dark Horse
Last of Us 2 gameplay
Credit: Sony

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Jon Bitner

Jon is a freelance writer who primarily focuses on topics related to video games, science, medicine and technology. Before starting his career as a writer he worked in the Biotechnology industry. He has a degree in Biology, and when he isn't writing he can usually be found traveling, playing video games or hunting down the latest deals.

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