Nintendo's GameCube predecessor, Pikmin 2, debuted at 32 in the UK chart back in 2004.
Another new release on the Wii U, the disc-based edition of New Super Luigi U, debuted in the chart at 13. The game had previously been made available digitally on the Wii U eShop.
The Last of Us slips to third, ending its unbroken six-week run at the top of the charts.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros are in fourth and fifth, with FIFA 13 in sixth.
Far Cry 3 is seventh, Skyrim eighth, and Tomb Raider ninth. Lego Batman 2 rounds out the top 10.
The top 20 UK chart for the week ending July 27:
1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
2. Pikmin 3
3. The Last of Us
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
5. Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros.
6. FIFA 13
7. Far Cry 3
8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Legendary Edition
9. Tomb Raider
10. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
11. Assassin's Creed III
12. Grand Theft Auto IV
13. New Super Luigi U
14. Max Payne 3
15. Lego The Lord of the Rings
16. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
17. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
18. Dynasty Warriors 8
19. Battlefield 3
20. Need for Speed: Most Wanted