UK Chart: The Last of Us still top

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.”