Naughty Dog’s hard work porting re-release The Last of Us Remastered to the PlayStation 4 wasn’t for nothing, as the next-gen escapade has attained the fifth biggest launch of the year in the UK – an impressive feat considering that 90 per cent of the nation’s living it up in Alicante right now. It also secured the fourth largest first week of all time on Sony’s next-gen machine, sitting one place behind inFAMOUS: Second Son.
Naturally, it also topped the charts, blocking Watch Dogs' signal, which actually improved on its chart topping performance from the week prior. FIFA 14 dribbled into third on the back of some pre-season excitement, while The LEGO Movie Videogame shot back up the charts into fourth, presumably due to the school holidays and retailer promotions. Elsewhere, Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition finished in sixth, while Sniper Elite III continued to tumble down the charts in seventh.
It’s too early to say whether Joel and Ellie’s adventure has had an impact on hardware sales, but in the individual units chart, the PS4 versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 both increased dramatically. Alas, that could be due to any number of reasons. Did you pick up Naughty Dog’s high-profile port last week? Flash your cash in the comments section below.