UK Charts: The Last Of Us Remains On Top For The Third Week Running
It’s good news again for Naughty Dog and Sony, as mega hit The Last Of Us is at the top of the UK charts for the third week running, that is the week that ended June 29.
This arguably console-selling game has now sold well above internal expectations for the UK, and as stated above it has kept hold of that top spot despite a further 35 per cent decline in sales.
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While that decline sounds bad, keep in mind that the most copies of a game are sold within the first two weeks. Sales usually drop after that, and growth becomes slower.
Moving away from Naughty Dog’s success for a little bit, it’s interesting to note that Nintendo’s 3DS phenomenon of a game Animal Crossing: New Leaf has rooted itself firmly behind The Last Of Us for the third week running, and that is not a sexual innuendo. Although it has dropped to third place due to a fifty-five per cent sales decline.
If anyone is wondering how FIFA 13 is so high on the list, well, it’s most likely that the recent 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil brought excitement back to football, which increased game sales.
Another interesting game on the table is High Moon Studios’ Deadpool, which has debuted at sixth.
Finally, before anyone judges Relic Entertainment’s PC game Company of Heroes 2 for being tenth, it should be noted that the large majority of PC games make the most sales through various digital distribution channels, which are usually unmeasured.
Check out the full chart down below.
GfK/Chart-Track Top 10 (previous week)
- 1. The Last of Us (Sony)
- 2. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
- 3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo)
- 4. FIFA 13 (EA)
- 5. The Sims 3: Island Paradise (EA)
- 6. Deadpool (Activision)
- 7. Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
- 8. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision)
- 9. Assassin’s Creed 3 (Ubisoft)
- 10. Company Of Heroes 2 (Sega)