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The Last Of Us scores UK #1

The Last Of Us scores UK #1

Mon 17 Jun 2013 9:01am GMT / 5:01am EDT / 2:01am PDT
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While Animal Crossing: New Leaf settles for second place

Fungal infections beat mortgages on the UK software chart this week, as PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last Of Us was the new entry that made it to number one, just ahead of Animal Crossing: New Leaf which entered at 2.

The Last Of Us is the third fastest selling game of the year (behind Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite), Sony's first all format number 1 since Uncharted: Golden Abyss on Vita and the biggest new IP launch since LA Noire. Meanwhile Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the biggest 3DS launch ever enjoyed by a non-Mario title, and a the biggest 3DS launch since Mario Kart 7.

The only other new entry was Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour at 12.

Tomb Raider and Injustice: Gods Among Us both saw jumps thanks to retail promotions this week, but poor old Remember Me plummeted from 3 to 20.

UKIE Games Charts courtesy of GfK Chart-Track

Last Week This Week Title
New entry 1 The Last Of Us
New entry 2 Animal Crossing: New Leaf
1 3 Grid 2
7 4 Tomb Raider
2 5 FIFA 13
11 6 Injustice: Gods Among Us
5 7 Far Cry 3
4 8 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition
8 9 Luigi's Mansion 2
10 10 Assassin's Creed III
6 11 Dead Island: Riptide
New entry 12 Rugby Challenge 2: Lions Tour Edition
13 13 LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes
15 14 Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
9 15 Donkey Kong Country Returns
14 16 BioShock Infinite
Re-entry 17 The Walking Dead
20 18 Grand Theft Auto IV
18 19 LEGO Lord Of The Rings
3 20 Remember Me

6 Comments

Corentin Billemont
Game Designer

5 1 0.2
It will be interesting to see how many digital copies of Animal Crossing were sold in addition to these ones.
Congrats to Naughty Dog for The Last Of Us too.

Posted:10 months ago

#1

James Prendergast
Research Chemist

730 410 0.6
Yeah, TLOU is a great game - far better a crafted experience than the Uncharted series but you can see how their art has evolved from and during those games! Very deserving as no.1.

Posted:10 months ago

#2

Jakub Mikyska
CEO

178 880 4.9
I didn't pre-order The Last Of Us, believing that I will just walk into a nearest game shop and get it. Well, it was sold-out everywhere, so I had to buy it digitally. I have never seen that before. I wonder how many people had to do the same (and thus were not reflected in any sales numbers at all).
Congrats to Naughty Dog. TLOU is amazing in every aspect and a no-brainer GOTY. I hope it will continue to sell really well.

Posted:10 months ago

#3

Jonathan McEnroe
Freelance 2D artist

46 19 0.4
The Last of Us had me gripped from start to finish and I couldn't put the pad down until I was finished (or had to sleep, haha!). Incredible game with some of the most intense and emotional scenes I've ever experienced in a video game. The crafting kept things really tense, especially when you're fighting both the infected and non-infected enemies. All of this was complimented by an incredible score by Gustavo Santaolalla that's been expertly weaved throughout the game to scare the hell out of you or suck you into an emotionally charged scene between the (well developed) characters. I cannot wait to see what Naughty Dog has up their sleeve for the Playstation 4. Fun times ahead! :D

Posted:10 months ago

#4

Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

968 1,161 1.2
Happy for the success of The Last of Us and Animal Crossing both. They are both games this industry needs. :)

Posted:10 months ago

#5

Alfonso Sexto
Lead Tester

714 495 0.7
Impressive numbers for a single-machine exclusive. Also well deserved. Good to see a quality tittle being recognized in the street too.

Great work Naughty Dog.

Posted:10 months ago

#6

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