The Last Of Us scores UK #1

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 WeekThis WeekTitle
New entry1The Last Of Us
New entry2Animal Crossing: New Leaf
13Grid 2
74Tomb Raider
25FIFA 13
116Injustice: Gods Among Us
57Far Cry 3
48The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition
89Luigi's Mansion 2
1010Assassin's Creed III
611Dead Island: Riptide
New entry12Rugby Challenge 2: Lions Tour Edition
1313LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes
1514Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
915Donkey Kong Country Returns
1416BioShock Infinite
Re-entry17The Walking Dead
2018Grand Theft Auto IV
1819LEGO Lord Of The Rings
320Remember Me

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Corentin Billemont Game Designer 4 years ago
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.
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James Prendergast Research Chemist 4 years ago
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.
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Jakub Mikyska CEO, Grip Digital4 years ago
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.
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Jonathan McEnroe Freelance 2D artist 4 years ago
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
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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd4 years ago
Happy for the success of The Last of Us and Animal Crossing both. They are both games this industry needs. :)
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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany4 years ago
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.
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