Back in July we were confident in saying that The Last of Us Remastered would hold onto the top spot of the UK chart until Destiny arrives. Turns out we underestimated Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition’s popularity somewhat.
Blizzard’s loot laden quest set tills ringing last week, becoming the UK’s number one in the process. If you’re thinking that’s likely to be because it’s a quiet time of year for new releases, think again – it has performed better than last year’s console launch, with the PS4 version outselling 2013’s Xbox 360 version of Diablo 3 by 500 units.
Chart-Track has broken down the sales data. 47% of copies sold were on PS4 and 32% on Xbox One, leaving 13% on Xbox 360 and 8% on PS3.
Last week’s PS4/PS3 release of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare has seen it shoot back up the chart – it’s at #3, up from #15. The Last of Us Remastered is now at #2. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Call of Duty: Ghosts round-off the UK’s top five.
At #10 it’s another new entry – Tales of Xillia 2. It also managed to become no.1 in the PlayStation 3 chart, beating both Diablo and Plants vs. Zombies.
Also of note is New Super Mario Bros. U re-entering the top 40 at #31. Super Mario 3D World departed the chart a long time ago, making New Super Mario Bros. U’s reappearance something of a surprise. It might be discounted somewhere.
Finally, it looks as if Ultra Street Fighter IV is about to leave the chart – Capcom’s budget-priced brawler sits at #40 this week, down from #22.