Sony and The Last of Us dominates UK August charts

The Last of Us Remastered was the best-selling game of August in the UK.

The latest report from GfK Chart-Track shows Sony’s action horror adventure drove sales for the month, with Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition coming in second position. The Last of Us took the No.1 spot comfortably, selling 35 times more units than its second place rival.

It was a quiet month overall for the UK boxed games industry overall. There was a slight increase in the number of boxed games sold compared with July (a rise of 4.5 per cent), yet compared with August 2013, there was a drop of 12.8 per cent in terms of games sold.

Sony was the most successful publisher, unseating EA from its regular position at the top. And there was some good news for Microsoft, as more Xbox 360 games were sold last month than on any other platform. However, in terms of revenue generated by games, PS4 was the No.1 machine.

In terms of games sold on individual formats, The Last of Us Remastered was of course No.1, being a PS4 exclusive, while Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition and Minecraft PS3 Edition took up second and third. There was even a Nintendo game in the individual format charts, with Tomodachi Life on 3DS outselling Diablo III on PS4.

Here is the Top 40 Best-selling all-format games of August (July 27th to August 23rd):

1. The Last of Us –Sony
2. Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – Blizzard
3. Watch Dogs – Ubisoft
4. Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition – Microsoft
5. FIFA 14 – EA
6. Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition – Sony
7. Call of Duty: Ghosts – Activision
8. The LEGO Movie Video Game – Warner Bros
9. Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar
10. Battlefield 4 – EA
11. Sniper Elite III – 505 Games
12. Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare – EA
13. Titanfall – EA
14. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
15. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Ubisoft
16. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Warner Bros
17. Terraria – 505 Games
18. Wolfenstein: The New Order – Bethesda
19. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
20. Forza Motorsport 5 – Microsoft
21. Skate 3 –EA
22. EA Sports UFC – EA
23. WWE 2K14 – 2K
24. Need for Speed: Rivals – EA
25. Disney Infinity – Disney
26. Skylanders: Swap Force – Activision
27. Frozen: Olaf’s Quest – GSP Avanquest
28. Ultra Street Fighter IV – Capcom
29. LEGO The Hobbit – Warner Bros
30. GRID Autosport – Codemasters
31. Command and Conquer: Ultimate Collection – EA
32. Rayman Legends – Ubisoft
33. Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed – Sega
34. Pokemon Y – Nintendo
35. The Last of Us – Sony
36. Tales of Xillia 2 – Bandai Namco
37. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga – Disney
38. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Bandai Namco
39. Pokemon X –Nintendo
40. Aliens: Colonial Marines – Sega

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