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The Last of Us debuted atop the UK all formats all prices chart for the week ended June 15. Naughty Dog’s PS3 exclusive became publisher Sony’s first chart-topper since Uncharted: Golden Abyss on Vita back in week eight of 2012. It also recorded the biggest launch for a new IP since LA Noire in week 20 of 2011, while becoming the third fastest-selling game of 2013 behind Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite.
Fellow platform exclusive Animal Crossing: New Leaf entered at No.2 with the biggest 3DS launch since December 2011’s Mario Kart 7 and the best ever for a non-Mario title, while Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition was this week’s third highest new entry at No.12.
GfK/Chart-Track Top 10 (previous week):
- The Last of Us (Sony)
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo)
- Grid 2 (Codemasters)
- Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
- FIFA 13 (EA)
- Injustice: Gods Among Us (Warner)
- Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition (Bethesda)
- Luigi’s Mansion 2 (Nintendo)
- Assassin’s Creed 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.”
In our Animal Crossing: New Leaf review we said: “If only New Leaf had taken a few bolder steps forward from its predecessors, this would be utterly essential. As is, it’s ‘merely’ one of the finest social games ever made. Get involved, and you’ll be forever bragging to your friends about your latest item. For instance, a tarantula. Bet you haven’t got one of those.”