The Last of Us hits the UK for six this week - that's cricket lingo for a home run, sort of - matching the six-in-a-row runs of Black Ops 2 and FIFA 12 as the UK No. 1. We'll stress again just how slow it's been new releases wise, but it's still a very impressive run for the Naughty Dog game, after shipping 3.4 million units worldwide in the first three weeks and becoming the US best-seller in June.
Elsewhere, as the industry prepares itself for the chaos of the holiday season, right now it's all quiet on the retail front. Dynasty Warriors 8 is the only new release in the entire top 40, marching in at fifth, otherwise it's a muted shuffle in the top five. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is back up to second in front of the Nintendo duo of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
A little lower down lies Max Payne 3, a surprise seventh thanks to discounts, while FIFA 13 and Tomb Raider are perilously close to dropping out of the top ten for the first time in the history of ever and ever. Well, we say perilously close, but it's not without some new games, is it? Bring on the August already.