For the second week in a row, Naughty Dog’s HD remake that brought their post-apocalyptic title to the Playstation 4 has dominated UK sales charts. Despite being a re-release of a game that originally launched on the PS3 just one year ago, fans are still currently buying the enhanced new-gen version of The Last of Us more than any other title. According to a report by Joystiq on Aug. 11, The Last of Us: Remastered once again earned the top spot for physical retail sales.
Also claiming a spot inside the list of the top ten most sold games from this past week was 4J Studios’ Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. The first console port of the popular sandbox creation title has amazingly managed to stay in the charts ever since it released over two years ago. Joining its Xbox 360 counterpart, the PS3 version of Minecraft also appeared on the most recent chart. Neither version of Minecraft has been kicked out of the top ten of UK sales charts since their initial release.
The remarkable ability for the console editions of Minecraft to remain in the top ten charts week after week is a testament to the block-filled game’s popularity. This month’s launch of the Xbox One, PS4, and PS Vita editions of the game will undoubtedly completely dominate all sales charts upon their eventual release. It will be of little surprise if all five console versions of Minecraft earn spots in the top ten charts.
Showing fan love towards open-world crime titles, both Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs and Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V also managed to earn spots within the top five solid retail games in the UK for the previous week. Like Minecraft, gamers have kept Grand Theft Auto V on the charts long after the title’s release last fall. Besides being a popular franchise in its own right, the addition of GTA Online has helped the game continue to sell.