The Last is First

17/Jun/2013

Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed PS3 exclusive ‘The Last Of Us’ becomes Sony’s first All Formats No1 since ‘Uncharted: Golden Abyss’ on Vita back in W8 2012.


It is the 3rd fastest selling game of 2013 behind ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Bioshock Infinite’ and the biggest launch for a new IP since ‘L.A Noire’ in W20 2011. The industry also receives a well needed shot in the arm from Nintendo’s ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf’ which debuts at No2 with the biggest 3DS launch since ‘Mario Kart 7’ and the biggest 3DS launch ever for a non-Mario title. ‘Grid 2’ (-45%) slips from top spot to No3 while ‘Tomb Raider’ (+53%) enjoys the spoils of a price promotion, climbing from No7 to No4. After 3 weeks at No2, ‘FIFA 13’ (-32%) has to settle for No5 this week, ahead of a resurgent previous No1 ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ (+47%), back in the Top 10 at No6 thanks to competitive retailer pricing.

‘Far Cry 3’ (-1%) remains Ubisoft’s top seller, down from No5 to No7, while the 2 week old Legendary Edition of Skyrim (-6%) falls 4 places to No8. Animal Crossing isn’t the only 3DS Top 10 title this week as sales of ‘Luigi’s Mansion 2’ are up 18%, minimising its drop to just one place to No9. ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ (+18%) is a non-mover at No10, while outside the Top 10 there is a new entry for ‘Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition’ at No12.


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