UK Chart: The Last of Us still top

First game of 2013 to hold No.1 for four weeks running

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The Last of Us held the top spot on the UK all formats all prices chart for the week ended July 6. Although sales of the PS3-only game declined 46 per cent week-on-week, it became the first title of the year to retain the chart top spot for four weeks running. Bioshock Infinite and Dead Island: Riptide each managed three weeks at No.1.

The retail version of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition remained at No.2, ahead of FIFA 13, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and 2012 release Assassin’s Creed III, which benefited from continued price promotions, according to retail monitor Chart-Track.

Tomb Raider was up one place to No.6, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, The Sims 3: Island Paradise, Deadpool and Far Cry 3 rounded off the top ten. Namco Bandai’s 3DS RPG Project X Zone was the only new top 40 entry at No.18.

GfK/Chart-Track Top 10 (previous week)

  • 01. The Last of Us (Sony)
  • 02. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
  • 03. FIFA 13 (EA)
  • 04. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo)
  • 05. Assassin’s Creed 3 (Ubisoft)
  • 06. Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
  • 07. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision)
  • 08. The Sims 3: Island Paradise (EA)
  • 09. Deadpool (Activision)
  • 10. Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)

We said in our The Last of Us review: "In terms of everything the modern action game has strived to be, The Last of Us is the full-stop at the end of the sentence, leaving no more to be said. Until next-gen. If this is our starting point for that, then the next five to ten years could be truly amazing.”

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