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The Last of Us Finishes First in the UK Charts, Biggest New IP Launch Since L.A. Noire

June 17, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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The Last of Us managed a first place finish in the UK last week, beating out fellow newcomer Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS. Making this achievement even better, Naughty Dog’s latest is the biggest launch for a new IP since L.A. Noire in 2011, with the game also placing behind only BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider as the fastest selling launch of 2013.

Here’s the top 24 selling games in the UK for the week ending June 15th:

  1. The Last of Us
  2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  3. GRID 2
  4. Tomb Raider
  5. FIFA 13
  6. Injustice: Gods Among Us
  7. Far Cry 3
  8. Skyrim – Legendary Edition
  9. Luigi’s Mansion 2
  10. Assassin’s Creed III
  11. Dead Island: Riptide
  12. Rugby Challenge 2: Lions Tour Edition
  13. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  14. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  15. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  16. BioShock Infinite
  17. The Walking Dead
  18. Grand Theft Auto IV
  19. LEGO Lord of the Rings
  20. Remember Me
  21. Battlefield 3
  22. Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes From Liberty City
  23. LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
  24. God of War: Ascension

Do you think The Last of Us can hold onto first place? Let us know in the comments below.

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