The Last of Us, Naughty Dog's critically acclaimed survival action title for PS3, remains at the top of the UK charts for the week ended June 29.
Sony's flagship game, which has now sold well above internal expectations for the UK, held the top spot for the third week despite a further 35 per cent decline in sales. CVG's The Last of Us review suggest the commercial success is deserved, describing it as a "brutal yet beautiful survival horror game".
Jumping into second spot is the retail version of Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition - a game which already sold 7 million digital copies before a disc edition landed on shelves.
Also holding firm is Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the 3DS phenomenon which has sat behind The Last of Us for three weeks running. It drops to third place after a fifty-five per cent decline in sales.
Meanwhile, as the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil put football back on the agenda, EA's FIFA 13 climbed another 43 per cent (up from 62 per cent last week) to hit third.
Activision's Marvel project Deadpool, meanwhile, debuts at sixth.
Relic Entertainment's PC title Company of Heroes 2 enters in tenth - though most PC games sell primarily though unmeasured digital channels.
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)