The Last of Us (-46%) remains at the top of the UK chart for a fourth week, a record time at the top for 2013.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-22%) holds second as FIFA 13 (-24%) gains a place over Animal Crossing: New Leaf (-29%) at third.
Assassin’s Creed III (-3%) has a minor slip in sales to coming in at fifth.
Tomb Raider (-20%) and Call of Duty: Black Ops II (-18%) both climb one place to sixth and seventh respectively. The Sims 3: Island Paradise (-53%) and Deadpool (-54%) both drop three places, but ward off Far Cry 3 (-17%) as it re-enters the top ten.
The only new release in the Top 40 this week is Nintendo 3DS RPG Project X Zone from Namco Bandai at eighteenth.
The Last Of Us (-35%) continues for a third week on top, despite new competition.
The retail version of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, from Scottish developers 4J Studios, grabs second, demoting Animal Crossing: New Leaf (-25%) and FIFA 13 (+43%) to third and fourth respectively, the latter aided by an impressive sales boost.
The Sims 3: Island Paradise, the tenth expansion for the game so far, is a new entry at fifth, ahead of Deadpool, another new entry at sixth place.
Tomb Raider falls from fourth to seventh and Call of Duty: Black Ops II drops two places to eighth. Assassin’s Creed III sticks in at ninth.
Launching at tenth, Company of Heroes 2 is the latest title to receive a mid-week release, seven years after the original. Developers Relic were snapped up after the fall of THQ last year, with Sega now publishing the latest game on PC.
The Last Of Us (-48%) remains at number one and Animal Crossing: New Leaf (-55%) stays behind at two as both platform exclusives hold off FIFA 13 (+62%).
Tomb Raider (-2%) persists at number four ahead of Max Payne 3 (+602%) with price drops for the Rockstar title. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (+55%), is up eight to sixth.
Far Cry 3 sticks in at seventh as Injustice: Gods Among Us drops two to eighth. Assassin’s Creed III is up one place against GRiD 2, which falls seven to complete the top ten.
MotoGP 13, from Milan based developer Milestone, is the highest new release this week at fifteenth.
Just over a week has passed since Microsoft announced further details about their upcoming Xbox One console, including plans to check user software licences every 24 hours. However the company has now dropped their controversial Digital Rights Management (DRM) approach, along with making several other key policy changes.
In an open-letter titled ‘Your Feedback Matters’, Microsoft’s Don Mattrick explained how the firm has listened to feedback, taking the opportunity to “thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One” — despite earlier claims by Microsoft executive Phil Spencer that they would not be changing their policies.
The Last Of Us reaches number one as the third best release so far this year and the best new IP debut since L.A. Noire. Animal Crossing: New Leaf hits second on the 3DS as the most successful launch of a non-Mario title so far.
GRiD 2 (-45%) takes a cut of sales in its second week, demoting it to third, but ahead of Tomb Raider (+53%) which leaps three places thanks to promotions. FIFA 13 (-32%) completes the top five by dropping three places due to new movement.
Injustice: Gods Among Us (+47%) gains five places into sixth as the title re-enters the top ten after price battles with retailers. Far Cry 3 (-1%) takes a minor dip in sales to land at seventh ahead of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition (-6%) at eighth.
Sales of Luigi’s Mansion 2 (+18%) leave it at ninth, down one from last week, as Assassin’s Creed III (+18%) gains by the same sales margin to stay at tenth.
The only other new release this week, Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition kicks off at twelfth.
GRiD 2 remains at the top spot, despite selling only half of what it managed during its first week. There is still much ground to cover for FIFA 13 (-36%) which holds second for a third week running.
Fresh French studio Dontnod Entertainment and publisher Capcom take Remember Me to third, ahead of the all-in-one package release of the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition at fourth. The latter concludes the latest release with all of the downloadable content now available at retail.
Far Cry 3 (-19%) and Dead Island: Riptide (-35%) fall one place each to fifth and sixth respectively. Tomb Raider (-12%) climbs three places to seventh and Luigi’s Mansion 2 (-14%) regains top flight status at eighth, as both reduce relative damage this week. As such, Donkey Kong Country Returns (-30%) clings to ninth and Assassin’s Creed III (-37%) drops four places to complete the top ten.
The sequel to rally racing game GRiD from Warwickshire based studio Codemasters takes a first place launch finish in the UK chart this week, despite 29% fewer sales than its predecessor. GRiD 2 is the first of the franchise, and first for the studio since 2010, to reach the top spot.
FIFA 13 (+17%) has improved sales over the school break, ahead of Dead Island: Riptide with no change in numbers at third from fourth. RRP reductions for Far Cry 3 (+35%) takes it up four places to fourth and Resident Evil: Revelations (-45%) drops four places from first.
A little growth sees Assassin’s Creed III (+10%) sticks at sixth ahead of falling Metro Last Light (-40%) and Donkey Kong Country Returns (-17%). Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (-35%) swoops into ninth from outside the top ten. Tomb Raider (-0%) takes no damage in sales yet slips three places to complete the top ten.
Insomniac’s Fuse is the only other new release this week, landing at thirty-seventh.
Resident Evil: Revelations re-release on home consoles sees it hit the top spot more than a year after its original 3DS launch.
The week of a UEFA Champions League Final and continued promotion sees FIFA 13 take second as former number one Metro: Last Light (-33%) slips to third. Dead Island: Riptide (-28%) also drops two places to fourth, but gets in ahead of Donkey Kong Country Returns with a re-release on the 3DS.
Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins are all up three places to sit in the top ten, with Tomb Raider dropping one place to rest at seventh.
Fast & Furious: Showdown drops in with the latest movie as the last new entry of the week at fourteenth.
Metro: Last Light, the sequel to Metro 2033 from Ukrainian developer 4A Games, reaches topside, breaking the hold of Dead Island: Riptide (down -25%).
The latter submits a three week stay at the top for a place at second ahead of FIFA 13 (+45%), which leaps two places to third in the last week of the Premier League season with well placed retailer discounts.
New on the 3DS, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity slips in at third, demoting Call of Duty: Black Ops II (-32%) to fifth. Following in a similar fashion is Tomb Raider (-11%), yet keeps ahead of the growing success in The Walking Dead (+28%).
Less than 200 copies make the difference between Injustice: Gods Among Us (-24%) at eighth and Assassin’s Creed III (-6%) at ninth. Despite falling four places, Bioshock Infinite (-8%) rounds off the top ten.
Dead Island: Riptide (-55%) takes a heavy drop in sales but remains on top of the UK chart for a third week.
Price drops allow Call of Duty: Black Ops II to leap to second from sixth with a 60% gain in sales. Tomb Raider (-17%) sticks to third for a second week ahead of Injustice: Gods Among Us (-36%) at fourth. FIFA 13 (-19%) stays in the top five as the football season draws to a close.
Bioshock Infinite (-10%) is the only other title to hold top spot for three consecutive weeks, and it now lies at sixth. Now a cut-price title, Assassin’s Creed III (+20%) takes four places to strike at seventh. Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (-24%) maintains eighth for a third week. The award winning The Walking Dead from Telltale Games launches on disc at ninth after a successful digital release.
Luigi’s Mansion 2 (-12%) drops one place to tenth ahead of new entry Persona 4 Arena at eleventh.
Dead Island: Riptide (-32%) holds top position in the UK chart for the second week running.
Injustice: Gods Among Us (-40%) similarly remains at second as Tomb Raider trades places with Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (-41%) at third and fifth respectively. FIFA 13 (+13%) is up three places as the football season nears its end for another year.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (+34%) accepts a sales push to leap five places to sixth, dropping Bioshock: Infinite (-17%) to seventh. Two 3DS titles occupy eighth and ninth in the shape of Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (+7%) and Luigi’s Mansion 2 (-5%).
Finally, Star Trek (-52%) remains in the top ten as Into Darkness hits cinemas this week.
The only new release this week is Soul Sacrifice on the PS Vita at twenty-sixth.
Dead Island: Riptide, the sequel to Dead Island from Polish developer Techland, charges to the top of the UK Chart. It meets its predecessors’ success in the first week by taking the top honour, with only half the sales, 71% of those on Xbox 360.
Last weeks number one, Injustice: Gods Among Us, drops to second, ahead of another newcomer Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, which includes the original that also managed third at its launch.
The game running alongside the incoming movie, Star Trek becomes the best selling launch of the franchise at fourth. Tomb Raider completes the top five this week.
Bioshock: Infinite falls four places and lands ahead of FIFA 13, with the latter at seventh. The prequel to the recently released WiiU title Lego City Undercover, Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins takes eighth solely on the 3DS.
Defiance drops four places to land at ninth, ahead of Luigi’s Mansion 2 as it completes the top ten.
Other new releases this week are found near the bottom of the Top 40, with Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut on the PS3 finishing at thirty-eighth.